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Blue Oyster Cult: On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (Columbia)

Wayne Robins, Creem, May 1975

THE BLUE OYSTER CULT have been heavy metal's premier studio musicians. Initially, they were an image manipulated, a persona directed by their producers, Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman. This was not necessarily a bad thing: into an already glutted market came a band with instant identity, even personality. But there was more than that.

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