Audio Programs

Review Of The Easy Rider Soundtrack On RadioLIVE By Marty Duda

The Byrds - Wasn't Born To Follow (1969)

Each Monday night, Marty Duda from Radio 13 is a guest on RadioLIVE to share and chat about classic albums from the past.

On this occasion, Marty and Mitch Harris listen to the album the Easy Rider Soundtrack, the very first compilation album in this class album review program. The soundtrack was released in 1969 and features songs hand-picked by Peter Fonda, the star of the film. While the film only cost $250,000 USD to produce, the rights for use of the songs cost a staggering $1 million.

Some of the tracks played over the air included:

  • The Byrds - Wasn't Born to Follow
  • Steppenwolf - The Pusher
  • Smith - The Weight
  • Fraternity of Man - Don't Bogart Me
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience - If 6 Was 9
  • Roger McGuinn - It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  • Roger McGuinn - The Ballad of Easy Rider
  • Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild

You can catch Marty live in the studio with Mitch Harris on RadioLIVE every Monday night after the 10pm news. (except for Public Holidays).

*Credit and big thanks to RadioLIVE for mixing and sharing the audio recording of this show.

Written By: Radio13

What people are saying

  • Robert Scott - 22 months ago

    Great review. Brings back memories and yes I had the easy Rider poster in my bedroom.