Blue Oyster Cult Founders Explain Back Story on Classic Live Album 'On Your Feet or On Your Knees'
For The Metal Voice, Kenny Kessel was on location at St-Paul's Church in South Salem, New York where the famous Blue Oyster Cult Album Live album cover was taken (On your Feet or on your knees) and interviewed Blue Oyster Cult co-founders brothers Albert and Joe Bouchard.
The two founding members talk about the backstory behind the live album , Cowbells, their time in Blue Oyster Cult and their work post Blue Oyster Cult.
On Your Feet or on Your Knees is the first live album by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released by Columbia Records on February 27, 1975. The album features three songs from each of the band's first three studio albums, two covers ("I Ain't Got You", albeit with modified lyrics, and "Born to Be Wild"), and one ("Buck's Boogie") 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 City, 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.
The album reached No. 22 on the Billboard 200, in so doing becoming the band's highest-charting album in the United States
Interview Credits include
Doug Abdelnour photos and videos
Joe Bouchard photos
Joan Levy Hepburn photos
Stephen C King Warden St Paul's Chapel
Father Mike Watson for setting everything up for us
In 1981, Albert Bouchard left Blue Öyster Cult. He began to work on an intended solo album that would become the Imaginos (1988) released under the BÖC name. Albert Bouchard released in 6 November 2020 titled Re Imaginos, amongst countless other projects.
Joe Bouchard is a co-founder of the world-famous band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. In the 70s and 80s he played, sang, recorded and wrote songs with BÖC for Columbia Records. He retired from Blue Öyster Cult in 1986 and released many solo albums and projects post BOC.
"Astronomy" is a song by rock band Blue Öyster Cult written by the Bouchard Brothers and Sandy Pearlman. It was first released on their 1974 album Secret Treaties. Their second live album, Some Enchanted Evening, included a version with an extended guitar solo and a third version was included on the Imaginos album. It was also re-recorded for the band's Cult Classic collection in connection with the TV miniseries of Stephen King's The Stand. Most recently Metallica did a cover of the song for their 1998 Garage Inc. album.
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