Steppenwolf 7

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Steppenwolf 7
Studio album by Steppenwolf
Released November 1970
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 39:57
Label Dunhill
Producer Richard Podolor
Steppenwolf chronology
Steppenwolf Live
(1970)
Steppenwolf 7
(1970)
For Ladies Only
(1971)
Singles from Steppenwolf 7
  1. "Who Needs Ya"/"Earschplittenloudenboomer"
    Released: 1970
  2. "Snowblind Friend"/"Hippo Stomp"
    Released: 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Steppenwolf 7 is an album by the band Steppenwolf, released in 1970, and their fifth studio recording for Dunhill Records. It is the first Steppenwolf album with new bass player George Biondo. While the album featured Steppenwolf's trademark rock and roll sounds, none of the songs were able to make the Top 40. The album featured a cover of Hoyt Axton's "Snowblind Friend", their second cover of one of his anti-drug songs (the first being "The Pusher"). Along with "Who Needs Ya", it was one of two singles from the album which made the charts but fell short of the Top 40.[2] The album track "Renegade" is autobiographical for lead vocalist John Kay, recounting his flight with his mother from East to West Germany in 1948.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Track times per LP sleeve.[4]

  1. "Ball Crusher" – [8:00] 4:50
  2. "Forty Days and Forty Nights" – [2:57] 3:02
  3. "Fat Jack" – [4:20] 4:50
  4. "Renegade" – 6:07
  5. "Foggy Mental Breakdown" – [4:00] 3:52
  6. "Snowblind Friend" – [3:50] 3:52
  7. "Who Needs Ya'" – [2:47] 2:59
  8. "Earschplittenloudenboomer" – [5:04] 5:00
  9. "Hippo Stomp" – [4:20] 5:43

Personnel[edit]

Other personnel[edit]

  • Richard Podolor - Producer, Engineer
  • Tom Gundelfinger - Photography
  • Bill Cooper - Engineer
  • Gary Burden - Art Direction, Liner Design, Artwork

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 Pop Albums 19

Singles - Billboard (North America)[2]

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "Who Needs Ya" Pop Singles 54
1971 "Snowblind Friend" Pop Singles 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Steppenwolf USA chart history, Billboard.com. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  3. ^ John Kay (musician)
  4. ^ "Steppenwolf 7 vinyl album DSX 50090, Joe Cox 24Oct2010"