STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only Probe Records 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

 "For Ladies Only" is the sixth studio album by the band Steppenwolf, released in 1971 . It is a political concept album mainly about feminism but with several more conventional songs about romance as well, both unusual themes for Steppenwolf.

Ironically, some critics saw the album as sexist, citing an image of a vehicle shaped like male genitalia alongside the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in the sleeve of the record album. The album saw the band hinting toward the progressive rock movement that was popular at the time with more complex arrangements and sophisticated keyboard playing particularly evident on the title track "For Ladies Only". While some critics cited the lack of a popular single, the album defined the group as being more musically accomplished than what was offered on their previous releases. The album also appealed to the audiophiles of the time, as the studio engineering production values were particularly excellent with Bill Cooper overseeing the recording.

 

Album Front Cover Photo of STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Essential Album Information For: STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Acid/Psych

Label & Catalognr:

 Probe 1C 062-92 826

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in Germany

STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This album comes in a gatefold ( fold open cover ) on the inside pages of this cover there is a photo of "Hollywood Boulevard" which a car in the shape of a penis.

Producers:

Richard Podolor - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Bill Cooper - Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

This album was recorded at: American Recording Studios

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Jerry Edmonton - Album cover designer

Photography:

Tom Gundelfinger - Photographer


Musicians:
  • John Kay - vocals, guitar
  • Kent Henry - lead guitar
  • George Biondo - vocals, bass
  • Goldy McJohn - keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton - drums
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. For Ladies Only (Edmonton, Henry, Kay, McJohn) - 9:17
  2. I'm Asking (Edmonton, McJohn) - 4:28
  3. Shackles and Chains (Kay) - 5:00
  4. Tenderness (Mars Bonfire) - 4:55
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. The Night Time's for You (Bonfire, Cavett) - 2:58
  2. Jaded Strumpet (Edmonton) - 4:44
  3. Sparkle Eyes (Biondo, Kay) - 4:33
  4. Black Pit (Henry, McJohn) - 3:50
  5. Ride With Me (Bonfire) - 3:24
  6. In Hopes of a Garden (Biondo) - 2:10

STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Front Cover Photo Of STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Photo Of The Back Cover STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Photo of the five band-members of Steppenwolf, all of them interestly reading a book on female sexuality.

Photo of the five band-members of Steppenwolf, all of them interestly reading a book on female sexuality.

Photo One Of The Inner Gatefold STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Photo One Of The Inner Gatefold STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Photo Two Of The Inside Pages STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Photo Two Of The Inside Pages  STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only

Close up of pink "Probe Records" STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only record's label

Close up of pink "Probe Records" STEPPENWOLF - For Ladies Only record's label

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