Sunday Music, kind of

Steppenwolf’s  (Ger., Eng.) John KAY (jaja)  (Ger. , Eng.) needed an electric guitar for what Hoyt AXTON (archive) (Ger., Eng.) did with his voice. AXTON wrote “The Pusher” (Eng.)  sometime around 1963, but recorded it only 1971.

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17 thoughts on “Sunday Music, kind of

  1. Goddamn! Excellent selection!

    I gave my sister this Steppenwolf album when it was released. This song drove my (fundamentalist Southern Baptist) mother crazy … even when we pointed out it was anti-drug pusher. hehe.

  2. This Sunday I didn’t finish listening to the song. Pictures were the reason for stopping the tape. Guess old age and Baptist in me couldn’t handle this Sunday music.

  3. Jeremia was the only prophet of doom, who was right: 586 the city he lived in, Jerusalem, was conquered and Babylon took over.

    He’s not to everybody’s taste, Mr. Axton. The pictures want to un-settle, Joyce. Reminds me of a hotel I once read about: It was designed to unsettle the visitors. The people who created it did not try to form a surrounding that would make the guest comfortable, they went the other way. A 1:1 model of how not to do it. I think they used blurred images too as decoration.
    I have to see what “baptist” is all about.

  4. Steppenwolf was HUGE in Canada when I was coming of age in the early 70s…always listened to them with the volume at “11”.
    Some band should have redone Monster, their lament about Nixonian politics, during the Reagan-Bush Era…20 years of letting the corporations and military-industrial-complex do whatever they want, the real effects like the Bank Bailouts are now be fully realized..and it costs $1M/yr to operate a Marine in Iraqi’stan’ & Afghanistan?
    America where are you now?

  5. Tehee Amanda

    Yeah Donnn – we had no revolution. The big fine white flash of energy made plop somewhere near LasVegas … Hunter S.Th. wrote such a sentence somewhere. The world is filled to the brim with virtual money, that means: with depth. And it will go “bang” sooner or later. Maybe sooner. America trys the old receipes, business as always – but the world changed: From bi-polar to multi-polar, from manic-depressive to polymorph-perverse. Now lets only hope that the Chinese manage to avoid bloody uprisings on a large scale, the small riots in the provinces do not make it into the news internationally.

  6. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.
    Hunter S. Thompson
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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