Gold: Their Great Hits

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Gold: Their Great Hits
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 1971
Steppenwolf chronology
For Ladies Only
Gold: Their Great Hits
16 Greatest Hits
Singles from Gold: Their Great Hits
  1. "Hey Lawdy Mama"/"Twisted"
    Released: 1970
  2. "Screaming Night Hog"/"Spiritual Fantasy"
    Released: 1970

Gold: Their Great Hits was the first greatest hits collection released by the American rock band Steppenwolf. The album, released in 1971, charted at #24 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts and was certified "gold" by the RIAA on April 12, 1971. Initial pressings of the album came in a gatefold sleeve, with a detachable poster of the band.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

In a retrospective review, Allmusic praised the production and engineering of most of the tracks and called it a "nearly perfect" introduction to the band.[1]

CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Magic Carpet Ride" (John Kay, Rushton Moreve)
  2. "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton, Kay)
  3. "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire)
  4. "Sookie, Sookie" (Don Covay, Steve Cropper)
  5. "It's Never Too Late" (Kay, Nick St. Nicholas)
  6. "Rock Me" (Dave Grusin, Kay)
  7. "Hey Lawdy Mama" (Larry Byrom, Jerry Edmonton, Kay)
  8. "Move Over" (Kay, Gabriel Mekler)
  9. "Who Needs Ya?" (Byrom, Kay)
  10. "Jupiter's Child" (Edmonton, Kay, Monarch)
  11. "Screaming Night Hog" (Kay)

Record track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) – 3:28
  2. "It's Never Too Late" (Kay, Nick St. Nicholas) – 4:05
  3. "Rock Me" (Dave Grusin, Kay) – 3:39
  4. "Hey Lawdy Mama" (Larry Byrom, Jerry Edmonton, Kay) – 3:00
  5. "Move Over" (Kay, Gabriel Mekler) – 2:53
  6. "Who Needs Ya" (Byrom, Kay) – 2:59
Side two
  1. "Magic Carpet Ride" (John Kay, Rushton Moreve) – 4:30
  2. "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton, Kay) – 5:43
  3. "Sookie, Sookie" (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) – 3:09
  4. "Jupiter's Child" (Edmonton, Kay, Monarch) – 3:24
  5. "Screaming Night Hog" (Kay) – 3:17

Song information[edit]

"Hey Lawdy Mama"

A single released in 1970. It became a top 40 hit peaking at 35 on The Billboard Hot 100.[2] The tune was covered by punk rock group, The Minutemen, for their Project: Mersh EP.[3]