Vol III, Issue 18 – Tenderness (15 Sept 2018)

For the love of rock

Vol III, Issue 18 – Tenderness (15 Sept 2018)


Name of song– Tenderness

Band – Steppenwolf

Album- For Ladies Only

Writer– Mars Bonfire

Release year– 1971


Reviewers- Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha

“Steppenwolf” is a household name in a hard core rocker’s house. Formed as a Canadian-American rock band in 1967 by John Kay (Vocals), Michael Monarch (Guitars), Rushton Moreve (Bass), Goldy McJohn (Keyboards) and Jerry Edmonton (Drums), they ruled the rock world between their heydays from 1968 to 1972. With various line up changes, they are still going strong. They are the band which created worldwide success with the song “Born to be wild.” This song was released in 1968 and used in the movie “Easy Rider” in 1969 and has always been associated with bikers and prototype counter culture. Their other notable contributions include “Magic carpet ride”, “The pusher”, “Rock me”, “Sookie sookie” etc. They had numerous hit singles but they shall always be remembered as the band which created the first heavy metal song “Born to be wild” (Not in musical style but in description).

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