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Cream, The Electric Prunes, Steppenwolf: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tony Leigh, KRLA Beat, 23 March 1968

SANTA MONICA — The audience was a show in themselves. Long satin dresses, ringlet curls, rahja jackets and brightly colored blouses dominated the scene. For ...

Platter Chatter: albums from Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix et al

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, July 1968

STEPPENWOLF is a magnificent first album by a magnificent quintet of the same name. It's the conventional guitar, drums, organ line-up, but the best we've ...

The Doors, the Chambers Brothers, Steppenwolf: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 1968

THE DOORS' concert at the Hollywood Bowl Friday night should have been an exciting event, the high point of the career of a local rock ...

Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf the Second (Dunhill DS-50037)

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 8 September 1968

Steppenwolf's Second ...

The Newport Pop Festival: Two Days of Surprises, Flowers, Cream Pies... and Super Sounds!

Live Review by Carol Deck, Flip, December 1968

THE ONLY THING really wrong with the Newport Pop Festival held recently in Orange Country, Calif, was that it wasn't in Monterey. ...

1968: The Shaken City Walls

Overview by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 24 December 1968

"AN ELECTRIC caterwauling of power... burning it, flashing it, whirling it down some arc of consciousness, the sound screaming up to a climax of vibrations ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #1

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, January 1969

JOHN KAY, lead singer and songwriter of the fast-emerging Steppenwolf, wears dark glasses and has been called by one pop reviewer the logical alternative for ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #2

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, February 1969

ATHOUGH HERMANN Hesse could never have imagined him, Steppenwolf's John Kay is fast becoming a culture hero via printed words (his own, naturally). Here, Kay, ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #3

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, March 1969

Part Three of the interview with Steppenwolf's John Kay. ...

Stop the washing up... Steppenwolf are here

Interview by Royston Eldridge, Melody Maker, 24 May 1969

THERE WAS a time when pop music was simply pleasant sounds. It was music to do things by, cheerful little tunes with happy lyrics, but ...

Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Grass Roots: Forum, Inglewood CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 16 September 1969

Dog Night Joins Roots, Steppenwolf at Forum ...

Steppenwolf, Family: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 25 October 1969

ONE'S ATTITUDE to much of Steppenwolf's current material depends to a great extent on how one reacts to the rather simplistic propaganda and sloganising of ...

Steppenwolf, Family: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Tony Norman, Top Pops, 25 October 1969

THE SUNDAY Lyceum scene is developing very well. The show there this week featured Steppenwolf and Family. The place was packed, proving that there is ...

Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf Live (Stateside stereo SSL 5029; 39s 11d)

Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 27 June 1970


Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Santana et al: Bath Festival — Hub Of World's Pop Talent

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 4 July 1970

THE PROGRAMME for last weekend's Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music stated... "All times subject to possible change." And they weren't joking either. ...

Steppenwolf, Colosseum: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 11 July 1970

Roy Carr at Wolf's concert ...

Steppenwolf: On Politics and Pop

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 11 July 1970

FOR YEARS popular rhythm artists have expressed often in fairly heated fashion, or occasionally with affected languor, political opinions. ...

Steppenwolf, Ten Wheel Drive, Luther Allison: Fillmore West, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 7 February 1971

Steppenwolf Back For Rock Program At Fillmore East ...

Steppenwolf: For Ladies Only

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 23 December 1971

STEPPENWOLF IS LIKE the football club that always wins more than it loses, and perennially finishes second or third in its conference – something like ...

The James Gang: The Best of the James Gang (Probe)/Steppenwolf: The Best of Steppenwolf (Probe)

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, June 1973

A DIFFICULT ONE to start with: who created the Mid-West Sound? Bet you don’t know. Bet you didn’t know there was a Mid-West Sound. Well, ...

Steppenwolf Howls Back From Oblivion On Slow Flux

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Circus Raves, November 1974

"IT JUST ISN'T fun anymore." With those cursory words on Saint Valentine's Day, 1972, John Kaye and the other members of Steppenwolf parted company – ...

Steppenwolf: Slow Flux

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1974

THE FIRST STEPPENWOLF album sounded great on cassette. Best part was on 'Sookie, Sookie' when John Kay told the chick to let it hang out ...

Blasts from the Past: Five veteran Canadian rockers recall their glory days

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 11 March 1996

CANADIAN MUSIC passes a milestone this year as the Juno Awards turn 25. To celebrate the occasion, this year's event (CBC TV, Sunday, March 10) ...

The Long Road Of John Kay and Steppenwolf

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, 29 August 1997

IT IS GETTING tougher and tougher to recall, much less try and relive, those days of the late 1960s when FM radio was new and ...

Undercurrents #7: Fables of the Deconstruction

Retrospective by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, July 1999

In the latest in our series uncovering the hidden wiring of 20th century music, Edwin Pouncey shows how rock 'n' roll's face was changed forever ...

School of Rock: Monterey to Altamont

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, 2008

BETWEEN 1966 and 1970, there was a seismic change in British and American pop. Within a few short years "pop" became "rock", and teenagers who'd ...

John Kay & Steppenwolf: Theatre at Westbury, NY

Live Review by Larry Jaffee, Rock's Backpages, 2 September 2012

IT'S NEARLY A certainty that globally two Steppenwolf songs will be played every day on terrestrial radio or Internet-based stations or music sharing services. Yes, ...

see also John Kay


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