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Magic Carpet Ride" is a rock song written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve from the Canadian- American hard rock band Steppenwolf. The song was initially released in 1968 on the album . It was the lead single from that album, peaking at No. 3 in the US, and staying in the charts for 16 weeks, longer than any other Steppenwolf song. The Second [1 ]
The single version differs noticeably from the album version with a different vocal take by Kay used for the first verse of the song and differing instrumental balances. The single version is also much shorter than the album version, with a running time of 2 minutes and 55 seconds (the album version is 4 minutes and 25 seconds long).
The lyrics "I like to dream, right between my sound machine" were inspired by a
hi-fi home stereo system John Kay bought with royalties from his first album.
In 1988, the band rerecorded the song with the hip hop group (and DJ)
Grandmaster Flash. The track appeared on his and the Furious Five reunion album . On the Strength
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The song or a remix appears in the films
, Easy Rider (1969) , Candy , Star Trek: First Contact , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back , Apollo 13 , The Dish Amy & Isabelle, , Team America: World Police , Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me , Wild America , Go , Home on the Range , Sahara , Friends with Benefits , and Monster High: 13 Wishes . Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Remixes of the song appear in the video games
, NASCAR Thunder 2003 and Dance Dance Revolution Universe . Triple Play 2001 The song was featured in commercials for
Miller Genuine Draft in 1994, the Dodge Viper in 1999 and Chevy SSR in 2004. The song is featured in episodes of the TV series
and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! . The King of Queens Comedian singer
Sean Morey parodied the song as "Magic Minivan". The guitar riff is sampled in in the beginning of
Milli Vanilli's song " All Or Nothing (Club Mix)".
Michael Monroe and Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash recorded a hard rock/ dance cover for the film . Coneheads
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