About a month ago YouTube decided I really needed to see more videos about the Animals. Fair enough, I always like the band just like I enjoyed most of the 60’s groups.Eric Burdon has always been the main focal point of course but there was also Alan Price on keyboards, bassist Chas Chandler who had […]Hilton Valentine — The Future is Past
Hilton Valentine, the original guitarist for the Animals who played the opening riff on their hit song “House of the Rising Sun,” died on Jan. 29. He was 77. The Animals’ label, ABKCO Music, announced Valentine’s death on their Twitter account. “Our deepest sympathies go out to @HiltonValentine’s family and friends on his passing this […]Hilton Valentine, Founding Guitarist for the Animals, Dies at 77 — Variety
Live from ’66 More great performances here and here.Hold On (Eric Burdon) — The Humming Moose
Playlist by Algernon Following on from recent lists delving into Beat music, I thought I’d look at one band The Animals or Eric Burdon and the Animals. Burdon was from Newcastle upon Tyne, where the band started. They moved to London in 1964. The Animals performed mostly R&B, rock and blues in later year’s psychedelia. […]Eric Burdon and The Animals — Window Dresser’s Arms, Pig & Whistle
When this song first came out, I fell in love with it. For a pre-teen, there was so much mysticism and outright coolness to how Eric Burdon wove his tale. Enhancing the experiences with the jazz flute, the woman speaking Spanish, and the rest of War, a spell was woven. The rawness of the chorus […]Novelty Song Friday #7 — “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon and War — Tao Talk
Eric Burdon and The Animals recorded their song ‘Monterey’ in 1968 on their album The Twain Shall Meet. This song described the Monterey Pop Festival which set the standard for all the music festivals that followed like Woodstock. The music and lyrics were composed by the group’s members, Barry Jenkins, Danny Mcculloch, Eric Victor Burdon, Johnny Weider […]First Song to Reference the Grateful Dead — A Unique Title For Me
Another day, another artist being pissed that Donald Trump is using their music without permission.The Animals’ Eric Burdon Rips Trump for Using “House of the Rising Sun” — Consequence of Sound
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, […]
1999 / rock / UK – USA This live and exciting show captures Eric Burdon at his best. Filmed live on October 17, 1998 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA, it includes all of his greatest hits including tracks from his days with The Animals and War. The band features Neal Morse […]
Eric Burdon & The Animals perform Leonard Cohen’s “In My Secret Life” in Germany, 2004. The song can be found on My Secret Life (2004), Burdon’s first solo album release with new titles in nearly 16 years. Originally posted November 14, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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.
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“Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: The Flight of the Shiny Happy Sherry Fairy” by Sherry Carroll is a coming of age memoir that the features love, humor, Rock and Roll, and a woman in love with life. Unlike many Rock and Roll memoirs, this one doesn’t start with specific ambitions that involve groupies, fame, and drugs. The fun, sexy, and outrageous, Sherry Carroll, begins by telling us how she once “bought a ticket on to ride on the `American Dream’, however, is willing to admit (pretty quickly) that it doesn’t quite work for her. After all, she can’t hide behind “owl-like schoolteacher glasses” much longer when there are tight, sparkling clothes to wear. She dreams of a life filled with Rock and Roll, men, shenanigans, and perhaps even a little bedazzling. Sure, Sherry has her fair share of men to tell stories about, but the most interesting and dynamic is Eric. He’s a character that, much like Sherry, is colorful and entertaining. While transcending the average healthy, functional relationship, Sherry and Eric have some good times and some Oscar-worthy verbal exchanges that are as unforgettable as her box of “useless crap” in the attic. This woman is ballsy and takes-no-prisoners when it comes to love and life.
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Love Is is a double album by Eric Burdon and The Animals which was released in 1968 in both the United Kingdom and United States. It was the last album released before The Animals’ second dissolution in 1969. An edited version of the track “Ring of Fire” was released as a single and peaked at […]
Guitarist Hilton Valentine, whose memorable opening riff on The Animals classic House of the Rising Sun propelled the song to No. 1 in the US, died Friday at age 77. No cause of death was given, according to a statement from his former record company, Abkco. Valentine was a founding member of the British group […]Hilton Valentine Dies: Guitarist For The Animals Was 77, Had Memorable Riff On ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ — Deadline
The Animals were nasty sounding…more than the Stones on some of their records at this time. This is one of the songs that have been said as having pioneered grunge music. The song was written by Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, and Danny McCulloch. This was in the middle of the psychedelic […]Animals – When I Was Young — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture
It’s another Monday in Paradise, Music Lovers! I know. I hate Mondays too, but if you have an extra tab and pull us up, we guarantee you a great day, at least musically. Jakob Dylan is In The Spotlight, with & without his band, The Wallflowers. Here’s Monday’s line-up from The Mermaid Lounge: 11:00 a.m. […]It’s Absolutely The Animals, Open Stream Afternoon, and Jakob Dylan With & Without The Wallflowers Later, Monday, November 9, 2020 — #BecomeUngovernable Radio
Eric Burdon is one of my all-time heroes. I have seen him many times over the years so I couldn’t resist going to see a hometown concert at Newcastle City Hall. Eric Burdon is a legendary figure with a giant, deep, soulful voice. He took The Animals from Newcastle to the top the charts, London […]Eric Burdon Newcastle City Hall Sat 23 Jun 2018 — Vintagerock’s Weblog.