Steppenwolf – Monster (1969/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Steppenwolf – Monster (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:33:04 minutes |  1,31 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source:Qobuz |  Front cover
© Geffen Records | Recorded: 1969 at American Recording Co. Studio, Studio City, California

Monster is an album by Steppenwolf. Released in 1969, it was their first LP with new lead guitarist, Larry Byrom instead of Michael Monarch. The album was Steppenwolf’s most political one, making references to important issues at the time, such as the Vietnam War.
The album was the first Steppenwolf album not to feature a US top ten hit, though two singles from the album cracked the top 40: “Move Over” and “Monster”.

The group’s most political album, tackling then-current issues such as the Vietnam War, draft resisters, and the decay of justice in America. These were (and are) important topics, but these lumbering hard rock tunes were not an effective means to address them, politically or musically. It’s hard to make agitprop and pop mix, but even judged simply within the context of Steppenwolf’s records, it lacks memorable compositions, the unexceptional tunes burdened by lyrics that are too heavy-handed. -Richie Unterberger

1 Monster/Suicide/America 9:16
2 Draft Register 3:22
3 Power Play 5:26
4 Move Over 2:53
5 Fag 3:13
6 What Would You Do (If I Did That To You) 3:23
7 From Here To There Eventually 5:30

John Kay – vocals, guitar
Jerry Edmonton – guitar, backing vocals
John Russell Morgan – vocals, bass guitar
Goldy McJohn – keyboards
Jerry Edmonton – drums



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