Bubbling under: Born to be wild (Steppenwolf)

Born to be wild by Steppenwolf (image credit) is the ultimate biker song, simply begging to be played at top volume on a car radio, whilst trying not to exceed the speed limits. It was a highly successful 1968 single release from their self-titled first album, reaching #2 in the USA. Its subsequent use in the movie Easy Rider further enhanced its popularity, and ensured them their immortal place in pop and rock history. An interesting piece of trivia: the term Heavy Metal is usually thought to be derived from the lyrics of this song ("I like smokin' lightening, heavy metal thunder").


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