Steppenwolf Poll

HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
edited January 2013 in Your Ultimate Setlist
While a Canadian band, Steppenwolf has certainly carved out its place in American musical history and pop culture. Quite possibly the first 'Heavy metal' band (they did coin the term), songs like "Born to be Wild" came to define bad-ass motorcycle rebel persona, as well as reflect the stoner culture of the 60's in songs like "The Pusher." And who's never heard "Magic Carpet Ride"? By far one of the best bands to come out of the 60's, how many of you buy a Steppenwolf Pack made up of some of their hits?

Some Steppenwolf Song Possibilities:
"Born to be Wild"
"Magic Carpet Ride"
"Sookie Sookie"
"The Pusher"
"Rock Me"
"Hey Lawdy Mama"
"For Ladies Only"
"Screaming Night Hog"
"Jupiter's Child"
"Don't Step on the Grass Sam"
and many others...

Comments

  • barbaraann72barbaraann72 Rising Star
    edited April 2008
    The band takes up two slots on my profile for most wanted dlc. Let's get 'em in game!!

    No one ever said that this was "American" RB anyhoo!!
  • maitee1maitee1 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Music that I can rock out to is alright in my book no matter where they are from. Besides the fact that this is Steppenwolf and totally rock. HMX must be taking their time to make sure the charts and vocals are good before releasing this pack.
  • HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
  • beechboy53beechboy53 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    Would definitely go for any and all Steppenwolf! Not sure how John Kay would feel about the idea?
  • HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    LOL I got so excited when I saw this, cause I was like "someone else likes SW enough to start a thread about it!" and then.. noticed it was MY thread from back when :P lol

    As for John Kay, why? Has he mentioned any kind of anti-video game or anti-licensing sentiments?
  • beechboy53beechboy53 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    It's just that from what I've read, he's very protective about his work-which is a good thing. If not mistaken, he even sued former Steppenwolf band members who tried to use the songs in their own bands-things of that nature. Irregardless, if some Steppenwolf showed up here-I'd be in hog heaven!
  • U2Phreak1969U2Phreak1969 Rising Star
    edited April 2008
    Magic Carpet Ride was done by Soundchoice in the karaoke world and all karaoke manufacturers I think are required to have atleast 5 discs with Born to be Wild on it. . .
    I somehow don't see licensing to be an issue.

    Just the same. . . Give me my Heavy Metal Thunder!!!
  • El_Metal_MetalEl_Metal_Metal Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    Give me steppenwolf or give me death. LOL
  • RockBandRockerRockBandRocker Love Is A Battleship
    edited May 2008
    I say they need to add at least something from Steppenwolf. The '60's is not being fairly represented in the game.

    They could at least give us "Born To Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", and "The Pusher".

    If Harmonix added more from the '60's, I think I could convince my dad to play the game (considering that is the music he listened to when he was my age). He would get a kick out of singing those three Steppenwolf songs in particular (and trust me, that would be a good and bad thing at the same time :p).

    And while we're on the topic of '60's rock, how about Harmonix get something from Three Dog Night as well.

    (My knowledge of '60's rock comes from both my dad and my mom. :) )
  • El_Metal_MetalEl_Metal_Metal Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    RockBandRocker;582656 said:
    I say they need to add at least something from Steppenwolf. The '60's is not being fairly represented in the game.

    They could at least give us "Born To Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", and "The Pusher".

    If Harmonix added more from the '60's, I think I could convince my dad to play the game (considering that is the music he listened to when he was my age). He would get a kick out of singing those three Steppenwolf songs in particular (and trust me, that would be a good and bad thing at the same time :p).

    And while were on the topic of '60's rock, how about Harmonix get something from Three Dog Night as well.

    (My knowledge of '60's rock comes from both my dad and my mom. :) )

    Yeah, The 60's has so many good songs. Shame that it is so under represented.
  • U2Phreak1969U2Phreak1969 Rising Star
    edited May 2008
    RockBandRocker;582656 said:
    I say they need to add at least something from Steppenwolf. The '60's is not being fairly represented in the game.

    They could at least give us "Born To Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride", and "The Pusher".

    If Harmonix added more from the '60's, I think I could convince my dad to play the game (considering that is the music he listened to when he was my age). He would get a kick out of singing those three Steppenwolf songs in particular (and trust me, that would be a good and bad thing at the same time :p).

    And while were on the topic of '60's rock, how about Harmonix get something from Three Dog Night as well.

    (My knowledge of '60's rock comes from both my dad and my mom. :) )
    That would Rock!!!
  • notoriousgop89notoriousgop89 Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    I am definitely in for some Steppenwolf and Three Dog night. Born to be wild would be amazingly fun, and its extremely well known.
  • RockBandRockerRockBandRocker Love Is A Battleship
    edited May 2008
    Did the movie "Easy Rider" use any other songs besides "Born To Be Wild"? Did it have a soundtrack? I think that would be a good idea of where to start for '60's rock.

    Harmonix needs to get something from the '60's. We had a cycle of 2000's, '70's, '80's, '90's, 2000's again. Where is all the glorious '60's rock at? :confused:
  • beechboy53beechboy53 Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    Yea-there was a soundtrack. I've included a listing with the songs from the original soundtrack and from the 2004 deluxe edition. A lot of good stuff in there!

    "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) – 5:49
    Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)
    "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) – 3:37
    Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)
    "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) – 4:34
    Smith (1969)
    "Wasn't Born to Follow" (Carole King/Gerry Goffin) – 2:03
    The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
    "If You Want to Be a Bird (Bird Song)" (Antonia Duren) – 2:35
    The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (1969)
    "Don't Bogart Me" (Elliot Ingber/Larry Wagner) – 3:05
    Fraternity of Man - Fraternity of Man (1968)
    "If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:35
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
    "Kyrie Eleison/Mardi Gras" (When the Saints) (Traditional, arranged by David Axelrod) – 4:00
    The Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor (1968)
    "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" {Bob Dylan) – 3:39
    Roger McGuinn (1969)
    "Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn/Bob Dylan) – 2:14
    Roger McGuinn (1969)

    Hip-O's 2004 Deluxe Edition
    [edit] 2004 Deluxe Edition

    [edit] Disc one
    Remastered re-release of the original 1969 soundtrack.


    [edit] Disc 2 - Something in the Air: 1967 - 1969
    "Pushin' Too Hard"
    The Seeds - The Seeds (1966)
    "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)"
    The Electric Prunes - The Electric Prunes: I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (1967)
    "(We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet"
    Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop (1966)
    "San Franciscan Nights"
    Eric Burdon & The Animals - Winds of Change (1967)
    "White Rabbit"
    Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
    "I Can See for Miles"
    The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
    "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
    Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
    "Groovin'"
    The Young Rascals - Groovin' (1967)
    "High Flyin' Bird"
    Richie Havens - Mixed Bag (1967)
    "The Weight"
    The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
    "You Ain't Going Nowhere"
    The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968)
    "Time Has Come Today"
    The Chambers Brothers - The Time Has Come (1967)
    "With a Little Help from My Friends"
    Joe Cocker - With a Little Help from My Friends (1969)
    "Summertime Blues"
    Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
    "Nights in White Satin"
    The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
    "Mendocino"
    Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino (1969)
    "Get Together"
    The Youngbloods - The Youngbloods (1967)
    "My Uncle"
    The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
    "Something in the Air"
    Thunderclap Newman - Hollywood Dream (1969
  • RockBandRockerRockBandRocker Love Is A Battleship
    edited May 2008
    That's a lot of good music from the '60's. :)

    All of those songs would be AMAZING. I like a lot of the songs listed on that second disc. Not only did the movie feature Steppenwolf, and make "Born To Be Wild" famous, but it had a lot of great secondary music.


    I know that people have been complaining about the "stream" of classic rock that we have been getting, but there hasn't been music from the '60's since The Monkees and The Grateful Dead's "Casey Jones". Harmonix needs to develop more '60's songs. :)
  • El_Metal_MetalEl_Metal_Metal Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    RockBandRocker;587076 said:

    I know that people have been complaining about the "stream" of classic rock that we have been getting, but there hasn't been music from the '60's since The Monkees and The Grateful Dead's "Casey Jones". Harmonix needs to develop more '60's songs. :)

    I got both of those songs and will continue to buy any 60's that comes out. BTW that list two posts above is nice. I would buy them all. I would like to add Electric Flag with Killing Floor.
  • HyeJinx1984HyeJinx1984 Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    I would kill for a 60's pack, and of course (as the thread implies) a Steppenwolf 'Greatest Hits' pack.
  • bostonstyxboybostonstyxboy Unsigned
    edited November 2008
    "Born to Be Wild" is a must. "Magic Carpet Ride" is a good idea, too.
  • BubBub Generic Person
    edited November 2008
    Steppenwolf would be cool. I could picture myself playing Born to Be Wild or Magic Carpet Ride. Good idea.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited November 2008
    Who could say no to Born To Be Wild
  • FarronFarron Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    bostonstyxboy;1518812 said:
    "Born to Be Wild" is a must. "Magic Carpet Ride" is a good idea, too.
    Yes, I really hope these are coming soon (Please Harmonix!). I'd buy it as soon as it was up! :)
  • Phategod1Phategod1 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, I'd consider Born To Be Wild a grailsong. Magic Carpet Ride would be a nice add, too....not sure you could stretch that into a 3- or more-pack, though.
  • Pedro-RobertoPedro-Roberto Unsigned
    edited July 2009
    I don't care but please bring out Born to be Wild! That would be an extremely fun and difficult bass part.
  • MonsterZeroMonsterZero Banned
    edited July 2009
    Classic Steppenwolf would fit right-into my music dlc collection.

    I approve of this thread!

    MZERO :)
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited November 2009
    Steppenwolf is among my most wanted bands. If I had to narrow it down to 3 songs, I would choose these for a 3-pack:

    "Born to Be Wild"
    "Magic Carpet Ride"
    "The Pusher"
  • JerkinatorJerkinator Road Warrior
    edited February 2010
    Would LOVE to see a Steppenwolf pack. Don't really care which songs, but if I had to choose:

    Don't Step On the Grass, Sam
    Magic Carpet Ride
    Faster Than the Speed of Life
  • esquehillesquehill Rising Star
    edited February 2010
    Born To Be Wild+Too Much To Dream+Get Together...
    would be just...in-con-ceiv-able.
  • DadeatworldDadeatworld Unsigned
    edited October 2011
    Classic "Road" band, would be a really welcome addition for those of us born before MTV. There's even some good synth/piano parts in most songs. First combo pack is an easy choice ... "Born to be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride" for the masses, "Rock Me" and "Screaming Night Hog" for the fans.
  • SableagleSableagle Opening Act
    edited October 2011
    I voted "hell yeah" but would like to add that my dedication to original performers would not preclude my getting someone else's version of one song ( first pussy shot at 1:25 ;) ) especially if it came with that laced-up black jacket.
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