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
“Sex, drugs and rock and roll, this book has it all. At times hilarious, at times heartbreaking, always passionate, crazy and chaotic, just like rock and roll itself. In this book, The Sherry Fairy will take you places you only dreamed of, as a young, impressionable girl who doesn’t know any better, grows from naive child to a grown up woman who certainly does know better, but is still brave enough and just crazy enough, to give it one more shot. I loved this book. Sherry got to do what I always dreamed of doing, loving and being loved by a larger than life rock god. After reading her story, I know I would never have been brave or strong enough for this life. I’m very glad I get to read Sherry’s adventures from the safety of my own home! If you haven’t read this book, do it. You won’t regret it
With the sounds of Rock and Roll and Sherry’s intoxicating laugh moving you through every memory–you’re sure to be captivated by this one-of-a-kind, episodic memoir.
“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.
Sherry Fairy’s dreams have the unique ability to carry her to places that the average person wouldn’t imagine–living vicariously through her life of mayhem, music, and madness is completely energizing and fun. It seems that the music, wind, and passion carry her to places that birth terrific stories for a memoir. And in this biographical account, you won’t have to “just wonder” about the things that happen when a big-time rock star and a small town girl meet.
Leaving you with the idea that dreams, no matter how ridiculous, are worth pursuing–because they just might lead to some mesmerizing music, interesting men, and hot adventures. Sherry is ridiculously fun, smart, and sassy. Her memoir, overall, is funny, fast-paced and episodic. ” The Penn Press
“Sherry Carroll is a real life Penny Lane and one wonders if she hasn’t got Cameron Crowe or Lester Bangs are hidden somewhere in her suburban basement
We can access other worlds and lives by the act of reading..but in this case, we are accessing the world where someone changed their stars by reaching for and literally grasping the stars!
Read it. Dream it. Be it….Don’t hesitate..leap into this life and enjoy it without taking the risks Sherry Carroll did…you can thank her for it later….”
Rockpalast Jam Recorded At the Open Air Festival, in Loreley, Germany, on August 28, 1982. Eric Burdon and its band, featuring Rory Gallagher and David Lindley on guitars. The jam session began with Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ and it ended with this amazing version of ‘I Am The Blues’ by blues legend […]
“Sky Pilot” is a 1968 song by Eric Burdon & The Animals, released on the album The Twain Shall Meet. When released as a single the song was split across both sides, due to its length (7:27). As “Sky Pilot (Parts 1 & 2)” it reached number 14 on the U.S. pop charts and number 15 on the Canadian RPM chart.The Sky Pilot of the title is a military chaplain, as revealed by the opening verse:
He blesses the boys, As they stand in line…The smell of gun grease… And the bayonets they shine…He’s there to help them…All that he canTo make them… feel wanted…He’s a good holy man
The line-up includes Eric Burdon on lead vocals, Vic Briggs on guitar, John Weider on guitar and electric violin, Danny McCulloch on bass guitar, and Barry Jenkins on drums.
The song is a balladic slice of life story about a chaplain who blesses a body of troops just before they set out on an overnight raid or patrol, and then retires to await their return.
“Sky Pilot” is organized into three movements: an introduction, a programmatic interlude, and a conclusion.
The introduction begins with the verse quoted above, sung a cappella and solo by Eric Burdon. Thereafter the band joins in with instruments for the chorus. Several verse-chorus iterations follow, leaving the story with the “boys” gone to battle and the Sky Pilot retired to his bed. The verses are musically lean, dominated by the vocal and a pulsing bass guitar, with a strummed acoustic guitar and drum mixed in quietly.
The interlude starts as a guitar solo, but the guitar is quickly submerged under a montage of battle sounds.
First come the sounds of an airstrike; then the airstrike and rock band fade into the sounds of shouting, gunfire, and bagpipes. Near the end of the interlude the battle sounds fade, briefly leaving the bagpipes playing alone before the third movement begins. The bagpipe music is a covert recording of the pipers of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards playing “All The Bluebonnets Are Over The Border”, captured by Burdon while performing at a school.
He received an angry letter from the UK government (or possibly the Crown) over his use of the recording in the song.
Not a particularly remarkable name for quite an unusual young lady.
But that’s the only Un Remarkable thing about our Gracie!
Before she gets everything her hard headed, tough talking, soft heart desires (and once you have met the Amazing Gracelynn you will have no doubt there’s any other option) She will have danced from kiddie beauty pageants to Broadway, on tables for dollars, and in diamonds (and not much else) for Rock and Roll Royalty and her way right into your heart! She will marry well, but go through hell, live and love hard, both hot and cold men with fortune and fame and sweet pretty boys with neither and will not be stopped until she has reached the very top!
A recent interview with Eric Burdon of The Animals as seen on the television show “Hello Paradise”. Very candid and lots of fun. Eric talks about drugs and Rock n Roll.
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