“Dyin’ slow, blinded by snow … ” — Steppenwolf, 1970

This week in 1970, the highest ranking “new entry” on the Billboard Top LP’s chart was Steppenwolf 7, which landed at #26. The album would creep a bit higher to reach #19.

Two songs from the album were released as singles: “Who Needs Ya” and a cover of Hoyt Axton’s “Snowblind Friend.” The latter was the band’s second cover version of an anti-drug song from Axton (they had recorded “The Pusher” on their 1968 debut LP). “Snowblind Friend,” not the happiest subject for the average AM radio listener, would peak at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100.


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