Can still remember sitting in one of my friend’s room listening to this when the album came out, we had to listen to it low.
In 68′ we were 11-years old wishing we were older and out in San Fran Haight/Ashbury with the real hippies. We turned into the latter ones in 70/71′.
Unfortunately later down the road from our teens into her 20s and beyond drugs consumed that friend and she disappeared. The song honestly does ring truth. It was only meant to be an early to mid teen blast that would become apart of the past, not ones entire life.
What started out as a fantasy trip turned out a nightmare for many.
Kathy slipped away from everybody….
You know, I’ve seen a lot of people walkin’ ’round – With tombstones in their eyes…..
No matter what came after this debut album of this Canadian band, in my mind nothing could ever touch the magic of this one. How could it be with “Born To Be Wild” as your introduction. Hard to improve on what turned out to be legendary.
Written by Hoyt Axton
Released off their self entitled 1st album 1968
John Kay – lead vocals, guitar
Rushton Moreve – bass
Michael Monarch – guitar
Goldy McJohn – hammond organ, piano, electric piano
Jerry Edmonton – drums