Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride" - Song of the Day - 5/13/15

"Magic Carpet Ride" was the lead single off Steppenwolf's second album, The Second, released in 1968. The single peaked at #3 in the United States and stayed on the charts longer than any other Steppenwolf song - 16 weeks! Lyrics from the song, "I like to dream, right between by sound machine" were inspired by a sound system John Kay, lead singer of Steppenwolf, bought with the royalities for their first album. If Steppenwolf isn't in your wheelhouse yet, Monster (1969) is a great album to start with. The whole thing is available on youtube, HERE.


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