The Second

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The Second
Studio album by Steppenwolf
Released October 1968
Recorded 1968 at American Recording Co.
Genre Rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 40:25
Label ABC Dunhill
Producer Gabriel Mekler
Steppenwolf chronology
Steppenwolf
(1968)
The Second
(1968)
At Your Birthday Party
(1969)
Singles from The Second
  1. "Magic Carpet Ride"
    Released: September 1968

The Second is the second studio album by Canadian-American acid rock band Steppenwolf, released in 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records. The album contains one of Steppenwolf's most famous songs, "Magic Carpet Ride". The background of the original ABC LP cover was a shiny "foil", in contrast to later (MCA Records) LP issues and the modern CD sleeve.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Kay, except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Faster Than the Speed of Life" (Mars Bonfire) – 3:10
  2. "Tighten Up Your Wig" – 3:06
  3. "None of Your Doing" (Kay, Gabriel Mekler) – 2:50
  4. "Spiritual Fantasy" – 3:39
  5. "Don't Step on the Grass, Sam" – 5:43

Side two[edit]

  1. "28" (Mekler) – 3:12
  2. "Magic Carpet Ride" (Kay, Rushton Moreve) – 4:30
  3. "Disappointment Number (Unknown)" – 4:52
  4. "Lost and Found by Trial and Error" – 2:07
  5. "Hodge, Podge, Strained Through a Leslie" - 2:48
  6. "Resurrection" – 2:52
  7. "Reflections" (Kay, Mekler) – 0:43

Personnel[edit]


Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Pop Albums 3

External links[edit]