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On Your Feet or on Your Knees

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On Your Feet or on Your Knees, Blue Öyster Cult's first live album (there would be two more), was also their first to peak inside the Top 40 best-sellers, which is more of an indication of the audience the group was building up through extensive touring than of its quality. Songs that had a tight, concentrated impact on studio albums got elongated here, and that impact was dissipated. And the song selection left a great deal to be desired if this was to be a fitting summation of the band's career so far. Perhaps by their 1974 tour, BÖC had dropped such classics from their first album as "Transmaniacon MC," and "Stairway to the Stars," but the less impressive material from the third album was no substitute. The album did mark the first commercial release of a version of "Buck's Boogie" as well as covers of the Yardbirds' "I Ain't Got You" and Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild." ~ William Ruhlmann
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Subhuman Blue Öyster Cult 7:30
  3. 2 Harvester of Eyes Blue Öyster Cult 4:59
  4. 3 Hot Rails to Hell Blue Öyster Cult 5:37
  5. 4 The Red and the Black Blue Öyster Cult 4:33
  6. 5 7 Screaming Diz-Busters Blue Öyster Cult 8:50
  7. 6 Buck's Boogie Blue Öyster Cult 7:13
  8. 7 Then Came the Last Days of May Blue Öyster Cult 4:37
  9. 8 Cities on Flame With Rock & Roll Blue Öyster Cult 4:5
  10. 9 Me 262 Blue Öyster Cult 8:22
  11. 10 Before the Kiss, a Redcap Blue Öyster Cult 5:12
  12. 11 Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You) Blue Öyster Cult 8:59
  13. 12 Born to Be Wild Blue Öyster Cult 6:25

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