Features Artists The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf & More!
The 1969 biker film, starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, and featuring a very young Jack Nicholson, has since become a cult-classic. The story explores social issues and tensions in the U.S. during the late '60s such as the rise and fall of the hippie movement, drug use, and the communal lifestyle.
The soundtrack for the film includes music by The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf, Smith & more.
To deal with licensing issues prohibiting the use of The Band's recording of "The Weight", ABC-Dunhill commissioned Smith to record a cover of the song for the soundtrack.
1. The Pusher (Steppenwolf)
2. Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
3. The Weight (Smith)
4. Wasn't Born To Follow (The Byrds)
5. If You Want To Be A Bird (The Holy Modal Rounders)
6. Don't Bogart Me (The Fraternity of Man)
7. If Six Was Nine (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
8. Kyrie Eleison (The Electric Prunes)
9. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) [Roger McGuinn]
10. Ballad of Easy Rider (Roger McGuinn)