Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Steppenwolf - Fillmore West 8-27-68
I was rooting through my stash of data discs looking for something to put on the blog and I found this awesome bootleg that I must have downloaded at least 5 years ago! Maybe longer. Looks like this show was just a couple weeks after "Born To Be Wild" hit the airwaves, and the band is in top form. The sound quality is great for a soundboard recording more than 40 years old! The band is rockin, these guys could really jam, a great live band. A 9+ minute version of "Born To Be Wild". Woo-Hoo!

"Led by John Kay (born Joachim Krauledat, April 12, 1944), Steppenwolf's blazing biker anthem "Born to Be Wild" roared out of speakers everywhere in the fiery summer of 1968, John Kay's threatening rasp sounding a mesmerizing call to arms to the counterculture movement rapidly sprouting up nationwide. German immigrant Kay got his professional start in a bluesy Toronto band called Sparrow, recording for Columbia in 1966. After Sparrow disbanded, Kay relocated to the West Coast and formed Steppenwolf, named after the Herman Hesse novel. "Born to Be Wild," their third single on ABC-Dunhill, was immortalized on the soundtrack of Dennis Hopper's underground film classic Easy Rider. The song's reference to "heavy metal thunder" finally gave an assignable name to an emerging genre. Steppenwolf's second monster hit that year, the psychedelic "Magic Carpet Ride," and the follow-ups "Rock Me," "Move Over," and "Hey Lawdy Mama" further established the band's credibility on the hard rock circuit. By the early '70s, Steppenwolf ran out of steam and disbanded. Nevertheless, they'll be remembered for generations to come for creating one of the ultimate gas'n'go rock anthems of all time." (allmusic.com)

Disc One:
101-Your Wall's Too High (12:50)
102-John Kay Remarks (2:01)
103-Hoochie Coochie Man (5:51)
104-Born To Be Wild (9:13)
105-Desperation (6:20)
106-The Ostrich (9:13)
Disc 2:
201-Tighten Up Your Wig (4:19)
202-Disappointment Number (Unknown) (4:14)
203-Lost And Found By Trial And Error (2:43)
204-Hodge Podge, Strained Through A Leslie (10:11)
205-Resurrection (2:29)
206-Baby Please Don't Go (10:30)
207-The Pusher (6:09)

John Kay - vocals, guitar, harp
Michael Monarch - guitar
Goldy McJohn - keyboards
Rushton Moreve (aka John Russell Morgan) - bass, vocals
Jerry Edmonton - drums, vocals

Separate FLACs-Covers 442 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

Mp3 @ 320

Part 1__Part 2

Later!

3 Comments:

Blogger NK666 said...

These dudes really knew how to rock! One of my favourite bands. Thanks.

11:16 AM, June 09, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Neon Knight!

3:42 PM, June 12, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love most of there l.p's,except later on in the eighties,most of the original members left.
Thanks for the post.

-Hotroder(down under)

4:12 PM, June 25, 2010  

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