Recording information: American Recording Company, Calabasas, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: Steppenwolf.
Steppenwolf is best known primarily for its party-hearty rock & roll anthems. But with 1969's MONSTER, the band's fourth release, Steppenwolf showed a political side. While the album didn't contain any radio-ready top-40 hits, the album as a whole remains an impressive accomplishment.
John Kay and company voice their opinions on the then-raging Vietnam War and the dark side of the judicial system and politics. "Monster/Suicide/America," a nearly ten-minute album-opening epic, is a good example of this new direction, as is the self-explanatory "Draft Resister."