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Year of Release: 1970

track listing
  • Monster/Suicide/America
  • Draft Register
  • Power Play
  • Move Over
  • Fag
  • What Would You Do
    (If I Did That To You)
  • From Here To There

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    One of the many groups that do not provide any original albums on CD anymore is Steppenwolf. In most cases, Greatest Hits compilations are great for those who first discover a group/artist. But for the avid Steppenwolf fan, every studio album is a must to own. Steppenwolf's 1970 release, Monster ensures John Kay and Company performing great classic rock on every track on this original album.

    (Luckily, Steppenwolf's original albums can be found at CDNOW.COM)

    Like the title track, which opens the album, "Monster/Suicide/America." I'm sure there isn't anyone who hasn't heard this song, one of may Steppenwolf favorites. "Draft Register", like many late-1960s songs dealing with politics, is a great song for those who favor political-type compositions.

    "Power Play" and "Move Over" are definitely two very powerful songs, that easily fits the classic rock format. "Fag", like on any other original Steppenwolf albums, is an blues/rock instrumental. "What Would You Do (If I DId That To You)" has a funky beat, and again, on other original Steppenwolf albums, the lead vocals are provided by another member of the group. The album's closing song, "From Here To There Eventually," like the previous songs with John Kay on vocals, is another classic rock favorite.

    The songs on Steppenwolf's Monster blends extremely well. A political-inspired album, this album should get the nod of approval from any classic rock fan, giving the thumbs up. Steppenwolf has always proved that, despite Greatest Hits compilations, they have other songs that don't surface on these G.H. compilations to become equally candidates to the well-known popular Steppenwolf tunes.

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    Previous Review: #678
    Joe Walsh--There Goes The Neighborhood
    Next Review: #680
    Lee Greenwood--Greatest Hits-Volume Two