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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 07:40 PM
So Im surfing youtube and decide to watch some Steppenwolf videos and there it is Dont Step on the Grass Sam. Didnt know they originally did that song. Well all I new was Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride. Looks like another bands catolog to go exploring

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 08:01 PM
You found another good one to explore.....

I have a vhs tape I bought at a show, called " Hard Times To Hard Rock " it's from 95'......

Has some cool acoustic footage of John & traces his story from the beginning.....

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 08:10 PM
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Well all I new was Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride. Looks like another bands catalog to go exploring
WOW! Man are you in for a treat!! Check out his covers of Hoyt Axtons Pusher Man and Snow blind Friend.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 08:14 PM
Steppenwolf ,IMO,is one of the best bands ever.....seen them live a ton of times...got to see John Kay solo one nite in Nashville...just him & a guitar.He was great...played a bunch of blues....for a good "Political" song,check out Steppenwolf's tune "Monster".....



Words and music by John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas and Larry Byrom

(Monster)
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war over
They stuffed it just like a hog

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

(Suicide)
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seem generous and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin'

Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching

(America)
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

Copyright MCA Music (BMI)
All rights for the USA controlled and administered by
MCA Corporation of America, INC



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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 08:18 PM
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for a good "Political" song,check out Steppenwolf's tune "Monster".....
Another classic Hugh.

 

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Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 08:36 PM
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for a good "Political" song,check out Steppenwolf's tune "Monster".....
Another classic Hugh.


I love the version on the Live LP...that LP is often overlooked when live album are discussed...by myself included...LOVE that record...

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 09:12 PM
Thats from their great second album...check it out Isaac.

One of my favorite concerts was the Buddy Rich Big Band and Steppenwolf at the Fillmore East. What a wild night.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 09:19 PM
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for a good "Political" song,check out Steppenwolf's tune "Monster".....
Another classic Hugh.


I love the version on the Live LP...that LP is often overlooked when live album are discussed...by myself included...LOVE that record...


Got that album when I was a pup.....still listen to it alot

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 09:49 PM
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Thats from their great second album...check it out Isaac.

One of my favorite concerts was the Buddy Rich Big Band and Steppenwolf at the Fillmore East. What a wild night.


I bet

I bet any night at the Fillmore East was crazy

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 10:26 PM
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Thats from their great second album...check it out Isaac.

One of my favorite concerts was the Buddy Rich Big Band and Steppenwolf at the Fillmore East. What a wild night.


I bet

I bet any night at the Fillmore East was crazy


one of my fav, concerts was mid-70's in Memphis w/opener BLOODROCK ( I LOVE Them).....Steppenwolf..& headliner,Grand Funk Railroad...man,that was a Freakin' concert !!!

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 10:26 PM
Play "Magic Carpet Ride" in your car one day. Play it on one of those rare occasions when you can fully appreciate the alone time and the music. Bring your son if you can, hit the open road and turn this song up to 11. Soak it up, hear it and realize this hit the radio in what...1966? '67?
40+ years old and it still rocks.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2009 at 11:34 PM
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Play "Magic Carpet Ride" in your car one day. Play it on one of those rare occasions when you can fully appreciate the alone time and the music. Bring your son if you can, hit the open road and turn this song up to 11. Soak it up, hear it and realize this hit the radio in what...1966? '67?
40+ years old and it still rocks.


Definitely. Same goes for most of their other "hits", they were produced very well. Maybe a little overplayed over the years but definite classics.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 04:10 AM
Back in the 60s, when I was a high schooler, Steppenwolf was definely one of my favorites. Their music still holds up even today.
 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 05:58 AM
Sookie sookie

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 07:21 AM
I SAY GOD DAMN THE PUSHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





You know I've smoked a lot of grass
O' Lord, I've popped a lot of pills
But I never touched nothin'
That my spirit could kill
You know, I've seen a lot of people walkin' 'round
With tombstones in their eyes
But the pusher don't care
Ah, if you live or if you die

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, I say The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man

You know the dealer, the dealer is a man
With the love grass in his hand
Oh but the pusher is a monster
Good God, he's not a natural man
The dealer for a nickel
Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams
Ah, but the pusher ruin your body
Lord, he'll leave your, he'll leave your mind to scream

God damn, The Pusher
God damn, God damn the Pusher
I said God damn, God, God damn The Pusher man

Well, now if I were the president of this land
You know, I'd declare total war on The Pusher man
I'd cut him if he stands, and I'd shoot him if he'd run
Yes I'd kill him with my Bible and my razor and my gun

God damn The Pusher
Gad damn The Pusher
I said God damn, God damn The Pusher man



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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 07:38 AM
sookiesookiesookiesookiesookiesookie ... sue
 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 08:02 AM
Hodge Podge Strained Through A Leslie..."we stole this song from Junior Wells,he from someone else" When I was in high school Jack London & The Sparrow, later to become Steppenwolf,played dances and small clubs in and around Toronto.

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 09:08 AM
Born to be wild is still the classic rock anthem

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 09:47 AM
A Super Group. Lucky enough to see them in !970 at Parker Field in Richmond , Va.
 

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A Super Group. Lucky enough to see them in !970 at Parker Field in Richmond , Va.
If you haven't seen them since '70 I would suggest catching them when they go out these days. Saw them 2 years ago at a freebie show,and they kicked arse! John likes to string out the solo's quite a bit,instead of just doing the 3 minute radio versions.

 

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We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 04:07 PM
Love The Wolf! Only saw them once, in August 1981.

'Hippo Stomp' and 'Snowblind Friend' probably my favorite Steppenwolf songs.

My daughter is named after the song 'Corrina, Corrina' from the 'Live' album. (used the spelling from the album cover). Take her to college tomorrow in Macon...

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 04:12 PM
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'Hippo Stomp' and 'Snowblind Friend' probably my favorite Steppenwolf songs.


Off of one of my favorites.



Nice to have met you at Wanee Dan.

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
Brother against brother....

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 04:32 PM
Original Keyboardist Goldy McJohn has a cool site if you have'nt checked it out,here's the link :::

http://www.goldymcjohn.com/

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 04:37 PM
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A Super Group. Lucky enough to see them in !970 at Parker Field in Richmond , Va.
If you haven't seen them since '70 I would suggest catching them when they go out these days. Saw them 2 years ago at a freebie show,and they kicked arse! John likes to string out the solo's quite a bit,instead of just doing the 3 minute radio versions.



Catch 'em quick,as i read recently that John has announced his retirement....

 

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  posted on 8/21/2009 at 07:37 PM
I saw Steppenwolf sometime in the early eighties at a bar in Youngstown, Ohio. There were a lot of bikers there. The best part is when John pulled out the slide for the ending jam on "Born to Be Wild" - an unforgetable moment during an intense show. Be sure to see the movie "Easy Rider" starring Jack Nicholson, if you haven't already. The Steppenwolf Live album is great. I sure wish somebody would vine some Steppenwolf shows in the tape trading section!
 
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