Blue Öyster Cult releases On Your Feet or on Your Knees
On Your Feet or on Your Knees was Blue Öyster Cult's first live album, released in early 1975.
Each of the band's first three studio albums are represented by three songs each, two other songs are covers ("I Ain't Got You," albeit with modified lyrics, and "Born To Be Wild"), and one ("Buck's Boogie") is an original instrumental that remains a staple of the band's live shows to this day. The 12 songs include performances at the Academy of Music in New York, the Paramount Theatre in Portland, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Show Palace in Phoenix, the Long Beach Arena, the P.N.E. Coliseum in Vancouver and the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey, though it is not clear which songs came from which venues and on what dates.
It hit #22 on the Billboard 200, thus making it the band's highest charting album in the US.