Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf – 1968


Album Steppenwolf by the band Steppenwolf
Album Steppenwolf by the band Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is the debut album by the Canadian-American rock band of the same name, released in 1968. The album features some of the band’s most famous songs, such as “Born to Be Wild”, “The Pusher”, and “Magic Carpet Ride”. The album blends hard rock, blues, and psychedelic elements, creating a distinctive sound that influenced many bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over a million copies in the US. The album also received critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone magazine ranking it as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Steppenwolf is considered to be one of the most influential albums of the late 1960s. It is one of the first albums to be classified as proto-heavy metal and it helped to popularize the genre. The album’s most famous song, “Born to Be Wild,” has become an iconic rock anthem. Steppenwolf is an essential album for any fan of hard rock or heavy metal.


  • John Kay – lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch – guitars, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn – organ, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rushton Moreve – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton – drums, backing vocals, percussion

Source: Wikipedia

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