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Steppenwolf

Led by John Kay (born Joachim Krauledat, April 12, 1944), Steppenwolf's blazing biker anthem "Born to Be Wild" roared out of speakers everywhere in the fiery summer of 1968, John Kay's threatening rasp sounding a mesmerizing call to arms to the counterculture movement rapidly sprouting up nationwide. German immigrant Kay got his professional start in a bluesy Toronto band called Sparrow, recording for Columbia in 1966. After Sparrow disbanded, Kay relocated to the West Coast and formed Steppenwolf, named after the Herman Hesse novel. "Born to Be Wild," their third single on ABC-Dunhill, was immortalized on the soundtrack of Dennis Hopper's underground film classic Easy Rider. The song's reference to "heavy metal thunder" finally gave an assignable name to an emerging genre. Steppenwolf's second monster hit that year, the psychedelic "Magic Carpet Ride," and the follow-ups "Rock Me," "Move Over," and "Hey Lawdy Mama" further established the band's credibility on the hard rock circuit. By the early '70s, Steppenwolf ran out of steam and disbanded. Kay continued to record solo, as other members put together ersatz versions of the band for touring purposes. During the mid-'80s Kay re-formed his own version of Steppenwolf, grinding out his hits (and some new songs) at oldies shows. Nevertheless, they'll be remembered for generations to come for creating one of the ultimate gas'n'go rock anthems of all time. ~ Bill Dahl & Cub Koda
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Selected Discography

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Track List: All Time Greatest Hits

1. Born To Be Wild

2. Magic Carpet Ride

3. Sookie Sookie

4. Don't Step On The Grass, Sam

5. The Pusher

6. Rock Me

7. It's Never Too Late

8. Jupiter's Child

9. Hey Lawdy Mama

10. Snowblind Friend

11. Move Over

12. Tenderness

13. Who Needs Ya

14. Ride With Me

15. For Ladies Only

16. Screaming Night Hog

17. Monsters/Suicide/America

18. Straight Shootin' Woman

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Track List: 7

1. Ball Crusher

2. Forty Days And Forty Nights

3. Fat Jack

4. Renegade

5. Foggy Mental Breakdown

6. Snowblind Friend

7. Who Needs Ya

8. Earschplittenloudenboomer

9. Hippo Stomp

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Track List: At Your Birthday Party

1. Don't Cry

2. Chicken Wolf

3. Lovely Meter

4. Round And Down

5. It's Never Too Late

6. Sleeping Dreaming

7. Jupiter's Child

8. She'll Be Better

9. Cat Killer

10. Rock Me

11. God Fearing Man

12. Mango Juice

13. Happy Birthday

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Track List: Monster

1. Monster / Suicide / America

2. Draft Register

3. Power Play

4. Move Over

5. F*g

6. What Would You Do (If I Did That To You)

7. From Here To There Eventually

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Track List: Steppenwolf The Second

1. Faster Than The Speed Of Life

2. Tighten Up Your Wig

3. None Of Your Doing

4. Spiritual Fantasy

5. Don't Step On The Grass, Sam

6. 28

7. Magic Carpet Ride

9. Lost And Found By Trial And Error

10. Hodge, Podge, Strained Through A Leslie

11. Resurrection

12. Reflections

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Track List: Steppenwolf

1. Sookie Sookie

2. Everybody`S Next One

3. Berry Riders Again

4. Hoochie Koochie Man

5. Born To Be Wild

6. Your Wall`S Too High

7. Desperation

8. The Pusher

9. A Girl I Knew

10. Take What You Need

11. The Ostrich

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Track List: Steppenwolf Gold

Disc 1

1. Born To Be Wild

2. Sookie Sookie

3. Everybody's Next One

4. Your Wall's Too High

5. Desperation

6. The Pusher

7. The Ostrich

8. Take What You Need

9. Magic Carpet Ride

10. Don't Step On The Grass, Sam

11. Tighten Up Your Wig

12. It's Never Too Late

13. Jupiter's Child

14. Rock Me

15. Monster / Suicide / America

Disc 2

1. Move Over

2. Power Play

3. Hey Lawdy Mama

4. Snowblind Friend

5. Who Needs Ya

6. Renegade

7. Foggy Mental Breakdown

8. Hippo Stomp

9. Screaming Night Hog

10. For Ladies Only

11. Tenderness

12. Ride With Me

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My favorite rock ground when I was 12 years old back in 1968. This song was the bomb!
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The big Bang.
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The second of the first two LPs. What a coincidence.
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kay is awesome vote for hall of fame right now
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Best music to listen to.
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One of my first LPs.
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matratus
Born to Be Wild ♫♫
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Snow Blind Friend wasn't mentioned. One of my favorites from this great band
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I wanta hear screaming night hog PLEASE ��
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dragonlady60 8 8
Easy Rider....I love this song
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dragonlady60 8 8
Biker music is RIGHT!!!!
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Bobonnit hit that one out of the park with the fine description of Steppenwolf.
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scors56
,saw them in a Philly coffeehouse in 1969. Where great then.
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Steppenwolf is one of those bands that must be listened to at high volume on big speakers and with a powerful amp. The Pusher will blow your mind.
So much of the music from the 60's and 70's just cannot be appreciated in compressed I-tunes format on earbuds.
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Remember it like Summer of 1968. Purple Hazy.
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tf she babbling about. anywhoo. magic carpet ride this!
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I want to go for a magic carpet ride find what my dreams we tonight I'll go where you want to go my Mike your mimi
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!Embarrassin g l y , I've never heard this tune, "Your Walls Too High", and I was a serious Steppenhead way back when! Sweeeeeet!!!
I always thought 'Monster' was worth its weight in gold. Listen to the lyrics of
Monster/Suic i d e / A m e r i c a . . . . . . . t h e y are spot on for todays world. I fear they're timeless.
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I'm lovin these tunes!!!!!!
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set me free anytime you want to tell me when and where my darling Mike your mimi
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Saw the in San Antonio at small venue; they played Magic carpet ride for 15 minutes; plus it only cost $5 to see them
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1970 record hopp pville wis.i played this alblum they thru me out uv school per evaluation.o h well .
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Slayer played this song on jimmy Kimball!
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And btw, I must have seen them in concert 5-6 times back in the day before they had gotten so bored it was no longer fun to go.
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This was/is an incredible album. The lyrics of many of the songs spoke to the emotions and thoughts going through many people's minds at the time. .Listen to the words of The Ostrich when you get a chance. Think about much of what they say here. Has anything really changed?
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Love this generation
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gt1614
Steppenwolf ,ride on!
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Saw them in Milwaukee Harley reunion. Kay was pissed- he had to do born 2 b wild twice for film/ sound.
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m.lak...I remember them all! The 'unknowns' far better than the 'hits'!
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Monster lyrics should be required reading in all American history classes!
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Bought 1st album (their first and my first) Summer of 68.
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Easy Rider Baby !!!!
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I need you hoodie koochie man Mike love mimi
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;):););););) ; ) ; ) ; )
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What a hell of time it was for me as an adolescent boy! High on life and songs from Steppenwolf to encourage my free spirit!
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Good stuff
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Magic Carpet Ride Born to be Wild great songs
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Bianca HOLLIDAY
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Monster by Steppenwolf would be a great anthem for what is happening in today's society Funny how Jonh Kay saw this comming
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This is the most pathetic bio I have seen on Pandora. This was a very impactful group for several decades - anyone remember Monster? Snowblind Friend? Don't Step On The Grass Sam? For Ladies Only? Smokey Factory Blues? I could go on and on...
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Kiss ur hand 10 times and pick a color post this on 2 other songs and look on ur hand
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Yeah, take the world in a love embrace! Born To Be Wild!
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Blast it!!!!
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Best of the hard rock bands during that time period!
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(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿) there good
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saw John Kay in concert at six flags NJ...got him to sign my album too...awesom e ! ! !
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