Get your motor running with this "blast from the past," the soundtrack to Dennis Hopper's classic '60s hippie biker flick. It may be a period piece, but tunes by the Byrds, Steppenwolf and more had a big impact on the mainstream, as kids just realizing they were born to be wild couldn't believe they were hearing "goddamn" on the radio. On a cold night with time to kill, listen and relive the second age of American independence. * * * *
- Zagat Survey Music Guide - 1,000 Top Albums of All Time, 2003.