First ever reissue of the glorious, dedicated MONO mix!
Pressed on clear vinyl at RTI!
A stunning reproduction of the silver foil jacket!
Heavy mono thunder!
You couldn't go anywhere in the blazing summer of '68 without hearing "Born To Be Wild" blaring, and its inclusion in the iconic film Easy Rider cemented it as a rallying cry for bikers and countless other counterculture miscreants.
On their debut LP, Steppenwolf (fronted by the rasp of John Kay) defined future heaviness, ripping through a set of originals and attitude-filled covers, simultaneously forging a name for the sounds of an emerging genre with Kay's growl of "heavy metal thunder!"
And –you've never heard it sound this good. We feel the original DEDICATED MONO master presented here is jaw-dropping in comparison to all other versions – it's a full-on sonic assault that features unique mixes & textures, often much different than its more common stereo counterpart!
Pressed at clear vinyl at RTI!
Includes: Sookie Sookie • Everybody's Next One • Berry Rides Again • Hootchie Kootchie Man • Born To Be Wild • Your Wall's Too High • Desperation • The Pusher • A Girl I Knew • Take What You Need • The Ostrich