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Did Steppenwolf have any other hits besides 'Born To Be Wild' and 'Magic Carpet Ride'??

I guess that depends on what a hit is, "The Pusher" was featured in the soundtack for the 1969 film Easy Rider. Sookie, sookie might be consider a hit by some (not me). And the only other one I would even concider a hit, myself, would be Jupiter's child. But again "hit" is a subjective term in my humble opinion. Hope this helps.

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"Snowblind Friend" was probably their best song other than their two most notable. It's also my personal favorite by Steppenwolf. It was written by Hoyt Axton, and it probably saved Steppenwolf's career. I don't know where it charted, but you will still hear it every so often on classic rock radio stations.


"You say it was this morning when you last saw your good friend

Lyin' on the pavement with a misery on his brain

Stoned on some new potion he found upon the wall

Of some unholy bathroom in some ungodly hall

He only had a dollar to live on 'til next Monday

But he spent it on some comfort for his mind

Did you say you think he's blind?

Someone should call his parents, a sister or a brother

And they'll come to take him back home on a bus

But he'll always be a problem to his poor and puzzled mother

Yeah he'll always be another one of us

He said he wanted Heaven but prayin' was too slow

So he bought a one way ticket on an airline made of snow

Did you say you saw your good friend flyin' low?

Flyin' low

Dyin' slow"

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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Sammy and HD are right. Another song "Keep off the Grass" was popular, but I don't know if it charted or not. My favorite thing about Steppenwolf was an album I had. It had a picture of a car which looked exactly like a huge male member. Very detailed. Very shocking for a 13 year old girl!!! ::

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If you define "hit" as reaching the US Billboard top 40 then:

Born to Be Wild #2 1968

Magic Carpet Ride #3 1968

Rock Me #10 1969

Straight Shootin' Woman #29 1974

Move Over #31 1969

Hey Lawdy Mama #35 1970

All these and some mentioned above, except "Straight Shootin' Woman", can be found on the 'Steppenwolf 16 Greatest Hits" recording first released in 1973. :rockon: :guitar: :rockon: :guitar: :rockon:

ps - I like "Monster" :shades: "Snowblind Friend" reached #60 in 1971

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  • 11 months later...

Hey Miami... I always thought Manfred Mann originally did "Snowblind Friend" & the latter was a cover. Even my grandparents liked this song, despite being oblivious to the fact that it protested a cocaine reference.

On a side note:/

Did Steppenwolf record "Woman from Tokyo" or am I thinking ass-backwards this morning?

Not intending on bumping this thread, but it's related & an already housed topic. Whenever I have a related question; usually try to recycle & preserve. Soz :o

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  • 3 years later...

IMO, The best recordings and performances of :


Magic Carpet Ride

The Pusher, and

Born to be Wild

were on the the live album (1970) with:

John Kay (lead vocals and guitar)

Larry Byrom (lead guitar)

Jerry Edmonton (drums)

Goldy McJohn (key boards)

Nick St Nicholas (bass git)


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