Jeff’s Playlist: Steppenwolf Live

Steppenwolf — Live

My old­er broth­er had this album on vinyl back in the ear­ly ‘70s. It’s a great live per­for­mance by a true rad­i­cal band that was fight­ing for jus­tice and peace for all. I always liked it, and still do.

I recent­ly bought the CD ver­sion for my music library and thanks to YouTube I can present it here. Give it a lis­ten; you may like it too.

Album Information

Side one

“Sookie, Sookie” (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) – 3:09
“Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam” (John Kay) – 6:01
“Tighten Up Your Wig” (Kay) – 4:23 (the music is prac­ti­cal­ly iden­ti­cal to Messin’ with the Kid, record­ed by Junior Wells)

Side two

“Monster” (Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Larry Byrom, Nick St. Nicholas) – 9:56
“Draft Resister” (Kay, Goldy McJohn, Byrom) – 3:46
“Power Play” (Kay) – 5:41

Side three

“Corina, Corina” (Mitchell Parish, J. Mayo Williams, B. Chatman) – 4:09 (Studio record­ing)
“Twisted” (Kay) – 5:02 (Studio record­ing)
“From Here to There Eventually” (Kay, McJohn, Edmonton) – 6:40

Side four

“Hey Lawdy Mama” (Kay, Byrom, Edmonton) – 2:59 (Studio record­ing)
“Magic Carpet Ride” (Kay, Rushton Moreve) – 4:06
“The Pusher” (Hoyt Axton) – 6:02
“Born to Be Wild” (Mars Bonfire) – 5:43


John Kay – vocals, gui­tar
Larry Byrom – gui­tar
Nick St. Nicholas – bass gui­tar, back­ing vocals
Goldy McJohn – Hammond organ, piano, back­ing vocals
Jerry Edmonton – drums


Gabriel Mekler – pro­duc­er
Ray Thompson – engi­neer
Tom Gundelfinger – pho­tog­ra­phy, design

Released   April 1970
Recorded  January 22, 1970
Venue        Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
Length.      67:37
Label         ABC Dunhill MCA
Producer   Gabriel Mekler

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