Steppenwolf is another significant band celebrating a 50th anniversary this year. They forged the bedrock foundation of heavy metal.
There is nothing more powerful than Steppenwolf’s back to back Top 10 hits, “Born To Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride”. They create a significant buzz every time I hear them played.
I love the Mercedes Superbowl Ad featuring the movie Easy Rider and “Born To Be Wild”.
Occupy Together continues to gain momentum from the impetus of Occupy Wall Street. I suggest the insightful song by Steppenwolf, “Monster/Suicide/America” as the theme song for the Occupy Together movement.
The words reinforce our understanding about who we know the Mon$ter to be. Who will not obey. Greed.
And though the past has it’s share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey…..
America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
Lyrics by John Kay, Copyright 1970 MCA Records Inc.
I received a post card from the Wolf Pack Fan Club, the official fan club of John Kay and Steppenwolf. I was encouraged to re-register with the Steppenwolf Website. So I did 😉
Steppenwolf has always been my favorite American hard rock band. I saw them for the first and only time live at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Ct. in 2005 as part of the Strange Days Festival which also starred Pat Travers, The Yardbirds, Vanilla Fudge (all four original members) and The Doors of the 21st Century (Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and Ian Astbury, vocals with Phil Chen on bass and Ty Dennis on drums).
Browse over and take a look at the Steppenwolf Website. They have some really cool merchandise and memorabilia for sale.
“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.” – Elwood Blues