Slow Flux

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Slow Flux
Studio album by Steppenwolf
Released August 1974
Recorded 1974
Studio John Kay's Studio
Length 45:33
Label Mums (US)/Epic (Nationwide)
Producer Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf chronology
16 Greatest Hits
(1973)16 Greatest Hits1973
Slow Flux
Hour of the Wolf
(1975)Hour of the Wolf1975
Singles from Slow Flux
  1. "Straight Shootin' Woman"
    Released: August 9, 1974
  2. "Get Into the Wind"
    Released: November, 1974
  3. "Smokey Factory Blues"
    Released: January, 1975

Slow Flux is an album by Steppenwolf, released in 1974 under the label Epic. In the US it was released on the Mums Records label, a short-lived CBS Records subsidiary. It was the first of three albums the band created after reforming in 1974 before they disbanded again in 1976. "Straight Shootin' Woman" was the last Steppenwolf song to chart on the Billboard magazine Top 40.[1] The song "Children of the Night" notably posits that the hippie movement at this time had died, and president Richard Nixon is referred to as "the fool who believed that wrong is right".

Guitarist and composer Bobby Cochran replaced Kent Henry on lead guitar in this reformed lineup, until the 1976 breakup. Cochran is the late Eddie Cochran's nephew.

Info on the album[edit]

This was the last Steppenwolf album that Goldy McJohn would play on. He was sacked from the band by bandleader John Kay in 1975.[2] A horn section also played on the album.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated) link
Džuboks mixed[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Gang War Blues" (Goldy McJohn, Jerry Edmonton, John Kay, Kim Fowley) – 4:52
  2. "Children of Night" (Kay) – 5:11
  3. "Justice Don't Be Slow" (Kay, Joseph B. Richie) – 5:00
  4. "Get into the Wind" (Bobby Cochran, Casey Van Beek) – 3:00
  5. "Jeraboah" (Jack Conrad) – 5:41
Side two
  1. "Straight Shootin' Woman" (Edmonton) – 4:04
  2. "Smokey Factory Blues" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) – 4:09
  3. "Morning Blue" (George Biondo) – 4:12
  4. "A Fool's Fantasy" (McJohn) – 3:37
  5. "Fishin' in the Dark" (Kay) – 5:47



Additional musicians[edit]



Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 47[5]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Straight Shootin' Woman" Billboard Hot 100 29[1]
1974 "Smokey Factory Blues" Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 108


  1. ^ a b Steppenwolf USA chart history, Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^, August 4, 2017 - Death Of Goldy McJohn, Founding Member Of Steppenwolf by Tim Peacock
  3. ^ Discogs - Steppenwolf – Slow Flux
  4. ^ Konjović, S. "Steppenwolf - Slow Flux". Džuboks (in Serbian). Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine (6 (second series)): 22. 
  5. ^ "Billboard 200 - Steppenwolf". Retrieved September 6, 2017.