Early Steppenwolf

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Early Steppenwolf
Live album by Steppenwolf
Released July 1969
Recorded May 14, 1967
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 43:37
Label MCA
Producer Peter Abram
Steppenwolf chronology
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Early Steppenwolf

Early Steppenwolf is a collection of live recordings by Steppenwolf when they were still known as "The Sparrow" [nee: "The Sparrows"]. It was released in 1969 on the ABC Dunhill Records label. The material was recorded live at The Matrix in San Francisco on May 14, 1967.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Power Play" (John Kay) – 2:55
  2. "Howlin' for My Darlin'" (Dixon, Howlin' Wolf) – 4:53
  3. "I'm Going Upstairs" (Hooker) – 7:14
  4. "Corina, Corina" (Arranged and adapted by Kay) – 3:54
  5. "Tighten up Your Wig" (Kay) – 3:14
  6. "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) – 21:27


  • Peter Abram - producer
  • David Travis - engineer