Steppenwolf: 40 Days And 40 Nights (1970) – Song Review

The back cover the Vinyl record that has 40 Days and 40 Nights On it.

The back cover the Vinyl record that has 40 Days and 40 Nights On it.

Ok guys, so, so far so good… I have to say that Steppenwolf is a classic rock band that really just freaking rocks! I mean their songs kind of are the theme songs of not just the Vietnam era, but I am going to say the whole 1970s protest era in the whole!

But they are so much more then that, I mean I am only just starting to dabble in their music… I mean these people and their music could be said to be a fascinating transition point between the 70s classic rock that we have all known and loved, and the 80s heavy metal that would take over!

And you know what? There is a song that I felt was the start of that trend, that song being: 40 Days And 40 Nights from their 1970 album, Steppenwolf 7!

40 Days and 40 nights is just one of the brilliant songs this awesome band has done!

40 Days and 40 nights is just one of the brilliant songs this awesome band has done!

Now what I meant by the start of that trend is that where as it is true that songs closer to the 80s really did seem to follow that trend, the early 70s I have found seems to follow a trend from the more easier hippie counter-culture styled classic rock, to the harder stuff…

And I have to say that tonally, this song (which is a remix of a Muddy Waters song from the 1950s) really exemplified that brilliantly!

Anyway, if you are a fan of this type of music, than I highly recommend checking this song/album… So far it is pretty worth it!

If you like this music, then please enjoy these lyrics from 40 Days And 40 Nights from: Steppenwolf!

Forty days and forty nights
Since my baby done left this town
Oh the sun shinin’ all day long
But the rain it just keeps on comin’ down
She’s my life I need her so
Why she left I just don’t know
Forty days and forty nights
Since I sat right down and cried
It keeps on rainin’ all the time
But the river is runnin’ dry
Lord help me it just ain’t right
I love that girl with all my might
Forty days and forty nights
Since my baby done broke my heart
I’ve been searchin’ for her everywhere
Just like a blind man in the dark
Love can make a poor man rich
Or break his heart, I don’t know which
Forty days and forty nights
Like a ship out on the stormy sea
I’ve been prayin’ for her every night
That she would come back home to me
Life is love and love is light
I hope she comes back home tonight