For Ladies Only is the sixth studio album by Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. The album was released in November 1971, by Dunhill Records. It is a political concept album mainly about feminism but with several more conventional songs about romance as well, both unusual themes for Steppenwolf. Some critics saw the album as sexist, citing the lyrics of the songs and a photo of a car shaped like a penis alongside the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the gatefold.
For Ladies Only is the sixth studio album by Steppenwolf, released in 1971. 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 on the title track . Singles from For Ladies Only. Ride with Me"/"Black Pit" Released: July, 1971. For Ladies Only"/"Sparkle Eyes" Released: October, 1971.
Part of a 8-album Steppenwolf mini LP SHM-CD reissue series featuring albums "Steppenwolf," "The Second," "At Your Birthday Party," "Early Steppenwolf," "Monster," "Live Steppenwolf," "Steppenwolf 7," and "For Ladies Only. Becomes cardboard sleeve reissue for the first time.
Hard Rock Steppenwolf. Band Name Steppenwolf. Album Name For Ladies Only.
This album has an average beat per minute of 111 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/150 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist For Ladies Only. BPM Profile For Ladies Only. Album starts at 125BPM, ends at 105BPM (-20), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf '97. 1996.
For Ladies Only crosses the line and becomes mellow. With the title cut, the group employs a lengthy piano solo to bridge some fine rock ‘n’ roll. Although the solo’s six minutes may be a bit too long, the cut comes off well in spite of itself. As if to remind the listener that their style of old is not lost forever, there is the cut Ride With Me. Not only does it contain the familiar, et’et, theme, but the commercial potential of the tune is staggering
The title track of For Ladies Only is a classic slice of Steppenwolf's brand of hard rock: gritty chord guitar from Blues Image refugee Kent Henry (Steppenwolf went through as many or more guitarist changes as the Guess Who), elegant piano from Goldy McJohn, even jazz flavors on a nine-minute-plus track as blatantly sexist as the album gatefold.
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|A||For Ladies Only
Written-By – G. McJohn*, J. Edmonton*, J. Kay*, K. Henry*
Written-By – G. Biondo*, J. Kay*
- Engineer – Bill Cooper
- Producer – Richard Podolor
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: BMI
- Other: From the LP "For Ladies Only"
|45-D-4292||Steppenwolf||For Ladies Only / Sparkle Eyes (7", Single)||ABC/Dunhill Records||45-D-4292||US||1972|
|7E 006-93031||Steppenwolf||For Ladies Only (7", Single)||Probe||7E 006-93031||Norway||1971|
|1C006-93 031M||Steppenwolf||For Ladies Only (7", Mono)||Probe||1C006-93 031M||Germany||1972|
|PROBE.25||Steppenwolf||For Ladies Only (7")||Probe||PROBE.25||New Zealand||1972|
|8E 006 93 031||Steppenwolf||For Ladies Only / Sparkle Eyes (7", Single)||Stateside||8E 006 93 031||Portugal||1972|