Steppenwolf ‎– Steppenwolf

ABC/Dunhill Records ‎– DS-50029, ABC/Dunhill Records ‎– 50029
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sookie Sookie
Written-By – Don Covay
A2 Everybody's Next One
Written-By – Gabriel Mekler, John Kay
A3 Berry Rides Again
Written-By – John Kay
A4 Hootchie Kootchie Man
Written-By – Willie Dixon
A5 Born To Be Wild
Written-By – Mars Bondfire*
A6 Your Wall's Too High
Written-By – John Kay
B1 Desperation
Written-By – John Kay
B2 The Pusher
Written-By – Hoyt Axton
B3 A Girl I Knew
Written-By – John Kay, Morgan A. Cavett*
B4 Take What You Need
Written-By – Gabriel Mekler, John Kay
B5 The Ostrich
Written-By – John Kay

Companies, etc.



First cat# on spine, label and front cover
Second cat# on rear cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): DS-50029A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): DS 50029 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B runout etched): Bell Sound LW
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 83) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Mca-50029 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(LP, Album) Mca Records Mca-50029 US 1977 Sell This Version
ST-91487 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(LP, Album, Club) ABC/Dunhill Records ST-91487 US Unknown Sell This Version
D-50029 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(LP, Album, Promo, Mono) ABC/Dunhill Records D-50029 US 1968 Sell This Version
MCAD-31020 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-31020 US Unknown Sell This Version
LM-2239 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf(LP, Album) Liming Record LM-2239 Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version


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June 16, 2016
This album really hits on the time and era in which it was made. If you really listen to the lyrics to the songs you really hear the verity of the problems that were hitting the youth of this country then. THE PUSHER, tells the truth of drug use and doesn't glorify the use of drugs! The music is deep and in a way hounting! Born To Be Wild hits the head on the nail with the attitude of the youth and on the opposite end of The Pusher it suggest the use of Lightning and Heavy Metal Thunder to reach the limits of the brain. LOL,but anyway the sixties were an awesome time and if you lived threw it count yourself lucky. The Album is very much Sixties but it was made during the sixties and an album you should have in your collection along with the other one's. I still have the 8track of this album!! Peace


February 8, 2011
The first album of the Steppenwolf is nothing less than another example of
heavy rock made in the late 60s, as Vanilla Fudge, the newly born Deep Purple,
Cream or Jimi Hendrix Experience, among others, early stuff that enthroned
this band as hard rock pioneers. This Steppenwolf aka “Born to be wild” features
their most famous song, so many times covered by so many artistes and bands,
and the album was named after it (at least in later editions); the rest of the LP,
that is quite long, is a mixture of seminal hard rock, R & B or simply psychedelia,
everything with a very 60s sound; maybe quite little for 47 minutes of music and
a supposed classic, but it is their debut LP, and so it was: the success of the song
“Born to be wild” came from its inclusion in a movie (Easy rider). Some echoes of
The Beatles’ psych pop (A girl I knew, Take what you need, Everybody’s next one),
heavy soul (Desperation) or an old-fashioned rock & roll, tribute to Chuck Berry
(Berry rides again), enhance a very uneven album, which still is tasty, all in all.
For the very end there is another interesting cut: “The ostrich”, with overdriven
and heavy guitars, still quite a novelty back then; is this the first rock album where
the term heavy metal was mentioned in the lyrics? Don’t know, but even having a
sound that can look like naïve for us today, possibly Steppenwolf was something
pretty extreme for its epoch.