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Thursday, September 25, 2008

STEPPENWOLF (ABO#122)

STEPPENWOLF
FULL MOON NIGHT
(1967-1976)

Steppenwolf is a rock band that helped establish heavy metal music in the late 1960s along with bands like Blue Cheer and Iron Butterfly. The band was formed in 1967 in Los Angeles by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of its predecessor, The Sparrows.

The band has sold more than 25 million units worldwide, releasing 8 gold albums and 13 Hot 100 singles, including three top-10 hits in "Born to Be Wild", '"Magic Carpet Ride", and "Rock Me". Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1974, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. (wiki)

By the 80's Steppenwolf came back with only original member John Kay as frontman. Even if John Kay's SW sounds a bit like the band before, I have to admit that it was a lot more disappointing musically. That's why this Baistophe ends with the last original Steppenwolf album : Skullduggery.


Extract :
Monster / Suicide / America







My Steppenwolf TOP 3 :
1. Monster (1969)
2. The Second (1968)
3. Skullduggery (1976)

My Steppenwolf BOTTOM 3 :
1. For Ladies Only (1971)
2. Hour Of The Wolf (1975)
3. Slow Flux (1974)



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The pusher" absent du best-of ! Ah non ce n'est pas possible !
Merci quand même pour toutes ces compilations faites avec goût (sauf pour Steppenwolf ;-)

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Je suis, je le sais un hérétique. The Pusher, je l'ai gardé presque jusqu'au bout car je savais que c'était un tube mais, franchement, je n'ai pas pu : il m'ennuie trop ce titre. Qu'a-t-il de si particulier à tes yeux cher ami anonyme ?

(et merci pour les compliments)

Anonymous said...

ah ce son de guitare ! et on croirait vraiment que John Kay va étriper le pusher .
Mais les gouts et les couleurs...

En tout cas c'est une des rares fois où je n'apprécie pas ton choix qui est toujours de grande qualité. merci !

A. Nonyme

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Cela doit arriver de temps en temps.
Encore heureux que l'entente ne soit pas totale : on n'aurait plus l'occasion de discuter, sachant d'avance ce que l'autre dirait ;)

Nils Tibor said...

Many thanks for this great compilation by Steppenwolf.

Nils