The same way the pusher man did.
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Steppenwolf had a great start in 1968 with two songs on the classic road movie, Easy Rider. Both Born To Be Wild and The Pusher remain in their repertoire. Kay’s voice also has not suffered much. But this configuration of Steppenwolf is from the ’80s, long after the original band disintegrated in quarrels and fights. Only Kay survived.
This is a great recording, all instruments properly miked, and with a lively atmosphere. They played Belgium’s Blues Festival with Kay looking healthy at 68. Best song of the evening is their cover of Willie Dixon’s Hoochie Coochie Man. It beats their versions of Sookie Sookie, Born To Be Wild and even The Pusher which proves the power of the blues. Amen.
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Track 01. Intro DJ (901k)
Track 02. Sookie Sookie* (6.8MB)
Track 03. Hold On, Never Give Up (9.6MB)
Track 04. Ride With Me Baby (6.6MB)
Track 05. Intro Screaming Night Hog (1.8MB)
Track 06. Screaming Night Hog (6.7MB)
Track 07. Hoochie Coochie Man* (11.7MB)
Track 08. She’s Got The Goods (8.0MB)
Track 09. Snowblind Friend (7.4MB)
Track 10. Monster (16.2MB)
Track 11. Magic Carpet Ride (8.8MB)
Track 12. Born To Be Wild* (early ending) (3.2MB)
Track 13. Outro DJ (456k)
Track 14. The Pusher* (early ending) (6.7MB)
*Songs from their first album, the self-titled Steppenwolf.
John Kay: vocals, guitar
Danny Johnson: guitar
Michael Wilk: keyboards
Gary Link: bass
Ron Hurst: Drums
Kay is the only original member left in the band. This lineup has been active since the ’80s.
Some will say the first album, Steppenwolf, is the only one that mattered. Buy it here.
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