Steppenwolf were a band that straddled the fence between jamming hard and maintaining catchy AM radio hits, and for a while they pulled it off effortlessly. Here's their story in a nutshell: all the big hits that have kept the group a staple on oldies and classic-rock radio stations for years. "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me," and "The Pusher" are all here, along with lesser-charting singles and tracks from later albums.
Performance CreditsSteppenwolf Primary Artist
Don Ellis Horn
John Kay Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Clydie King Background Vocals
George Biondo Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Larry Byrom Guitar,Background Vocals
Jerry Edmonton Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Goldy McJohn Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Gabriel Mekler Piano
Michael Monarch Guitar,Background Vocals
Richard Podolor Sitar
Gil Rathel Horn
John Rosenberg Horn
Nick St. Nicholas Bass,Background Vocals
Sam Falzone Horn
Rushton Moreve Bass,Background Vocals
Kent Henry Guitar
Technical CreditsHoyt Axton Composer
John Kay Producer
Andy McKaie Producer
Gabriel Mekler Producer
Richard Podolor Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Cleve Reed Composer
Don Covay Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All Time Greatest Hits based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This is only my opinion, but I was just a tad dissapointed in Steppenwolf. They are great if you are to consider them a hard rock/psychedelic band, but I myself prefer pure psychedelic bands, like The Beatles or Pink Floyd. However, I do appreciate many of these tracks, especially "Born to Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride" and "Hey Lawdy Mamma."
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