Original Wave of American Heavy Metal 1

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  • 1 Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf (1968)
  • 2 Black Sheep - SRC (1968)
  • 3 Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer (1968)
  • 4 I Need You - Rationals (1968)
  • 5 Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (1968)
  • 6 Daystar - SRC (1968)
  • 7 Rock And Roll Music (Live) - Frost (1969)
  • 8 Double Cross - Bloodrock (1970)
  • 9 Parchman Farm - Cactus (1970)
  • 10 House Of The Rising Sun - Frijid Pink (1970)
  • 11 Mississippi Queen - Mountain (1970)
  • 12 DOA - Bloodrock (1970)
  • 13 Big Mama Boogie - Cactus (1971)
  • 14 Hey Big Brother - Rare Earth (1971)
  • 15 Walk Away - James Gang (1971)
  • 16 Whiskey Vegeance - Bloodrock (1971)
  • 17 One Way Or Another - Cactus (1971)
  • 18 I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth (1971)
Author Comments: 

Should fit on to an 80 min CD

Interesting list. Can't help but notice the number of Michigan acts. Coincidence? Two more you could add depending on where you want to draw the line between heavy and hard are pre-71 Grand Funk Railroad (Heartbreaker?) and Alice Cooper (Be My Lover?).

It would be great if you could add the release dates of the songs. I'm just too lazy. Taking a wild guess I'd say the earliest would be between Blue Cheer and the James Gang.

I grew up in Michigan (Saginaw), and Detroit was the center of my rock & roll universe.

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