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Steppenwolf 7

March 21, 2006 | Format: MP3

$5.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 21, 2006
  • Release Date: March 21, 2006
  • Label: MCA Special Products
  • Copyright: (C) 1970 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 40:23
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  • ASIN: B000W1ZE3K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,308 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By R. L. MILLER on September 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
...in a mish-mash of super hits. Today, years after the magic, all you hear is "I wanna hear Born To Be Wild!" Or "What about Magic Carpet Ride?". Bikers. Dope. Those are the twin images conjured up when the name Steppenwolf is mentioned, and it ignores the fact that this is a rock-solid blues band that outdid Hendrix and matched the Doors in terms of pointed social comment. Like this album, with the tongue-in-cheek pseudo-misogyny of "Ball Crusher", the funkiest blue-eyed soul number since the Beatles' "Come Together". The Rolling Stones-like "Forty Days And Forty Nights"--straight out of Muddy Waters. The cautionary "Snow Blind Friend", about how to deal with a junkie too close to you to ignore. The rare Steppenwolf instrumental with the goofy cartoon-German title "Earschplittenloudenboomer". They don't do instrumentals that often, and it must be because they insist on doing only good ones. And the autobiographical "Renegade", which is sort of a prequel to "Monster". Imagine growing up behind the Iron Curtain the way leader John Kay did, escaping to the Free World barely with your life (one of Kay's friends got shot down by the border guards), and discovering that there's so much noise from extremism of both stripes here in the "Promised Land" that you can hardly hear yourself think. The sad irony is that a quarter of a century after that song was written, it's even worse than it was then. This album is the best illustration that John Kay has every bit of the iconoclasm of Jim Morrison without any of the meanness. Maybe that's why he's still alive today--still doin' his thing.
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Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest rock records ever recorded. Nothing sounds dated on it -- no gimmickry to tie it to the past. Just clean blues rock with John Kay and Co.'s amazing vision. Where did they get this stuff?? I would be hard pressed to pick favorites, but Renegade and Hippo Stomp are definitely right up there. Buy this record.
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By A Customer on March 26, 1997
Format: Audio CD
This was the first album I ever owned, when I got it in 1972. It has been my favorite ever since. After wearing out the album and a subsequent cassette, I am sure glad to get it on CD. John Kay and Goldie McJohn are at their best in Ballcrusher. Foggy Mental Breakdown, Hippo Stomp, Earsplittenloudenboomer, several others not available on the "Greatest Hits" albums, along with the classic Snow Blind Friend make this a MUST HAVE for the classic Steppenwolf fan. END
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Forget the hits, forget the biker image, forget everything you think you know about this band. If you don't have this album, you are missing one of THE classic albums of the early 70's. Along with the perfection of their previous "Monster" album, 7 showed everyone just what a great band Steppenwolf were. I'm talking the concept of a BAND, not John Kay and whoever. The magic captured here is only possible because it features the perfect, strongest and probably best Steppenwolf line-up. From start to finish, this album is wall to wall attitude and conviction. They perform every song like their lives depended on it. I'm a little biased, since I've owned this on album, 8-track, cassette and CD. Graced by one of my favorite album covers of all time, the entire package spins an aura of darkness that has stood the test of time. It captures that moment in time when it was apparent that the dreams and hopes of the 60's had been shattered by the shadows of war and an increasingly turbulent America.
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Steppenwolf had a pretty good successful career in the late 60's and early 70's. Unfortunately, other rock bands came along such as Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Humble Pie and kind of knocked Steppenwolf away from the spotlight. However, that's what us reviewers are for. We're here to look back and admire the great artists that are becoming dangerously close to extinction.

This is one rock band that is absolutely phenomenal and I will do everything in my power to keep their memory alive, even 50 years from now if I have to. There's something extremely appealing about the way these guys were able to blend meaningful lyrics, emotional vocals, and fabulous musical ideas and have album after album of highly listenable material. A band that deserves to be defended and remembered. I don't wanna come across like some overblown crazy fanboy, but I really want the music of Steppenwolf to stay alive forever.

You know, someone once told me Steppenwolf was the ultimate motorcycle band until Blue Oyster Cult came along. I don't know how much truth there is to that, but the two artists are completely different. Steppenwolf was about meaningful Vietnam war lyrics and emotional and pretty melodies, whereas Blue Oyster Cult liked to dip into the psychedelic, gloom and doom style of hard rock. I'm a fan of both styles, but let's not compare the two bands when obviously they're completely different.

Anyway, Steppenwolf 7 is probably their best album. A roller-coaster ride of excitement, emotions, powerful lyrics, and beautiful arrangements. This is clearly NOT your typical hard rock band. "Ball Crusher" is a funky opener that should have become a classic by now but I guess those who play "Born to be Wild" until our heads spin won't agree with me.
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