Newcastle born Eric Burdon is to my mind, an extremely under appreciated singer of phenomenal power and stage presence. Which is not to say that he’s not appreciated at all. However, generally speaking, people are more prone to listen to and talk about Van Morrison with greater deference. I dare say that Eric Burdon is […]
The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London on finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced front man Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, […]
Like many classic folk ballads, the authorship of “The House of the Rising Sun” is uncertain. Musicologists say that it is based on the tradition of broadside ballads such as the Unfortunate Rake of the 18th century and that English emigrants took the song to America where it was adapted to its later New Orleans […]
The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History
In 1969, the Zombies had a huge hit single, despite having broken up two years earlier. To meet the unexpected demand, one promoter did the only sensible thing: Hire four kids from Texas to tour America pretending to be a defunct British psych-rock band.
2008 / rock / UK – USA In 1989, The Animals singer and The Doors guitarist had a conference together called “The Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Main Event”, then they started a tour together. Live at the Ventura Beach California is their concert with several other musicians.
The original band of the Animals, broke up in 1966 and this band was entirely new except for lead singer Eric Burdonand drummer Barry Jenkins, who joined the original lineup when John Steel left in February 1966. With the new band, featuring guitarist Vic Briggs, bassist Danny McCulloch and electric violinist John Weider, Burdon began to move from the gritty blues sound of the original mid-1960s group into psychedelic music.
The album is the first to feature nearly entirely original material, written by Eric Burdon and band members, and involving equal songwriting credit. This practice would continue with the following album, The Twain Shall Meet,
The album opens with the sound of waves washing over the title track, “Winds of Change”. “Poem by the Sea” is a spoken-word piece by Burdon with a swirl of echo-drenched instruments. “Good Times” and “San Franciscan Nights”
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Once upon a time… there was a band that had to try to please everyone… did they please anybody?
First of all, you have to understand that I LOVE THIS BAND. In the way only a 15-16 year old girl can when she finds a band that is the” love of their life” and grew up playing all their early albums non-stop, till they were worn to nothing and we had to buy new copies. They literally changed my life because the one and only reason my best friend Nina and I started trying to get backstage at every single gig that came to the Capitol Centre was to be ready for Queen to get there. So we would know just how to meet our idols. It was all just practice for the big event. At first, at least. I had no way of knowing then that going backstage and…
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The Animals were one of the many British bands I learned through by reading about the Beatles. My cousin had House of the Rising Sun and I was mesmerized by the lead singer’s voice. Eric Burdon’s voice huge and commanding. The Animals may have had the hardest edge of any of the other British Invasion […]
No one seems to know where this song ‘House of the Rising Sun’ comes from, that is why it usually listed as written by ‘Traditional’. It is anyone’s guess how long this song has been around, but it is thought that this song has been around in one form or another for at least 100 […]
YouTube – Amazon – iTunes – Discogs Ex-Animals frontman Eric Burdon sang the lead on ‘Spill the Wine’. The song was released as a single in May 1970 and was War’s first chart hit. Paul Thomas Anderson used in the movie Boogie Nights as part of a pool party scene. R.I.P. Burt.