Song of the Day
Today’s song of the day is Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild From 1968, this song is credited with the birth of heavy metal (“heavy metal thunder”) and features a snarling vocal, and swirling organ. It was written by Mars Bonfire, who was not in the band. Its well known for its appearance in Easy Rider (1969), which added a motorcycle to the song, and cemented the song’s tie to bikers everywhere. Rolling Stone magazine rated it 124th best song of all time.
Here are two videos – the first of Steppenwolf performing the song from the Beat Club, and the second featuring the song and clips from Easy Rider.