Steppenwolf

Gold: Their Great Hits

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The term heavy metal was rightfully named for this band. Steppenwolf fused traditional rock and R&B with late '60s contemporary heaviness. "Born to Be Wild," their signature tune, has aged amazingly well. Aside from the song's power and performance, its engineering and production is stellar. This goes for most of Steppenwolf's catalog as well. Other tracks of note include the lesser known "Rock Me, which was used in the film Candy. It's an amazing period piece that reflects the underside of Hollywood life. This album is a but thin -- containing only ten tracks -- but as an introduction to a great band, it's nearly perfect.

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