ABC Dunhill publish ‘Steppenwolf’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Born to Be Wild’ and ‘The Pusher’ (1968)

‘Steppenwolf’ feat. Feat. ‘Born to Be Wild’ and ‘The Pusher’ is their eponymous first studio album, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.

Track Listing : 1.Sookie Sookie (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) – 03:12 . 2.Everybody’S Next One (John Kay, Gabriel Mekler) – 02:53 . 3.Berry Rides Again (John Kay) – 02:45 . 4.Hoochie Koochie Man (Willie Dixon) – 05:07 . 5.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire) – 03:28 . 6.Your Wall’S Too High (John Kay) – 05:40 . 7.Desperation (John Kay) – 05:45 . 8.The Pusher (Hoyt Axton) – 05:43 . 9.A Girl I Knew (Morgan Cavett, John Kay) – 02:39 . 10.Take What You Need (John Kay, Gabriel Mekler) – 03:28 . 11.The Ostrich (John Kay) – 05:43

Henry Diltz

Musicians : John Kay – Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica . Michael Monarch – Guitars, Backing Vocals . Goldy Mcjohn – Organ, Piano, Electric Piano . Rushton Moreve – Bass, Backing Vocals . Jerry Edmonton – Drums, Backing Vocals, Percussion

Production : Produced By Gabriel Mekler . Bill Cooper – Engineer . Richard Podolor – Engineer

Package : Gary Burden – Cover Design. . Tom Gundelfinger – Photography. . Henry Diltz asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded Fall 1967 At American Recording Co. Studio (Calabasas, California, U.S.).

Released On January 29, 1968 By Abc Dunhill.


Only Solitaire
Supposedly this album has gone down in history as a “classic”, but now I’m stuck here with the necessity to explain why. Goddamn. Goddamn the pusher man. Now look: Steppenwolf’s debut record is by no means bad or incompetent. […]

Mark Prindle
This crunchy, brooding hit has over the years become so synonymous with “big Hell’s Angel guy riding a gigantic noisy chopper” that I literally cannot hear the sound of a motorcycle engine without getting its opening guitar riff stuck in my head: it’s a perfect fit! […]
It contains all the elements that made the blues and psychedelic movements of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s special and is best accompanied by images of the iconic counterculture film Easy Rider. […]


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