Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Magic Carpet Ride" by Steppenwolf

On what would have been Canadian-born drummer and Steppenwolf co-founder Jerry Edmonton's 64th birthday*, it's Magic Carpet Ride, arguably the band's biggest hit**. The first single from their 1968 album Steppenwolf the Second, and written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve, Magic Carpet Ride has been widely used by pop culture - mainly as a musical shortcut to establish either the trippier years of the late-60s or else an advanced state of buzz...

*He died in a car accident in November 1993.
**Fans of
Born to Be Wild - which made it all the way to #2 - may beg to differ; Magic Carpet Ride stalled at #3.

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