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TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: The Animals - 1965
Reaganite Republican ^ | January 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/14/2011 9:22:50 AM PST by Reaganite Republican


The Animals were an influential English rock group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, formed in the early 60s. They later in the decade relocated to the bustling London scene.

Known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, the band is best known for timeless classics such as "The House of the Rising Sun", "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", and "It's My Life" (below).

The Animals presented a unique blend of rock-oriented pop hits along with R&B material to fill out the albums.  Considered in the U.S. as part of the British Invasion, The Animals underwent numerous personnel changes over the years and like so many others of the era, suffered from poor business management. 

Later -under the name Eric Burdon and the Animals- they moved to California and yet again achieved commercial success, this time as a psychedelic rock band.  Hits of this era include "San Franciscan Nights" and "Sky Pilot". Guitarist Andy Summers was with the band in this period, who later went on to found The Police along with Sting and Stewart Copeland.

The band broke up in 1969, with the cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" released subsequently.

The original Animals lineup had a brief reunion in 1977 and then again in 1983. There have been several partial regroupings since then under various names, along with legal wrangling over the rights. The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994...

The Animals: It's My Life - 1965

Video of US TV debut on Hullabaloo/more at Reaganite Republican

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Wikipedia

Previous RR Rock n Roll Oldies features -here-




TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; oldies; rock; sixties

1 posted on 01/14/2011 9:22:55 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
"We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
The official song of every Vietnam vet.
2 posted on 01/14/2011 9:27:22 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I always liked the overfed, long-haired, leaping gnome.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 9:28:37 AM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

A great band with a great sound. I’ve got one of my favorites of theirs on my iPod: “When I was Young”. See if that one doesn’t take you back....


4 posted on 01/14/2011 9:30:11 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Keyboardist Alan Price went on to have a solo career, wrote music for movies plus was on TV and in movies.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 9:30:41 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: oh8eleven

The Animals bassist Chas Chandler was the manager of Jimi Hendrix.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 9:32:33 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Frantzie

Chas Chandler was Jimi Hendrix’s manager and recruited the members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 9:34:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Reaganite Republican

And of course the first rock song any learning guitarist tries to play is the House of the Rising Sun.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 9:35:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Reaganite Republican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmIy7Ch4M84


9 posted on 01/14/2011 9:36:32 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Eric Burdon also was responsible for starting one of the greatest 70s bands, War.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 9:37:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: stuartcr

I remember back in the 60s going to an Animals concert in Merced CA and was standing there watching the opening act and I turned to say something to a friend and there stood Eric Burton........thankfully I didn’t embarass myself by screaming or fainting....LOL...I loved the Animals!


11 posted on 01/14/2011 9:38:21 AM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: dfwgator

Hendrix manager supposedly killed him because Hendrix was going to fire him. If he died while he was still manager then I guess he had a chance to control the royalties or something.

This story was out there recently. Same guy?


12 posted on 01/14/2011 9:39:44 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Reaganite Republican
It never ceases to amaze how American blues and rock infiltrated Britain in the 1950s via vinyl pressings carried on freighters by merchant marines because regular distribution channels did not exist.

Then BAM, we get the British interpretation back at us in the 1960s.

13 posted on 01/14/2011 9:42:04 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: dfwgator

Yessir. We talkin’ “spoonin” music here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQSWwfYRmfE&feature=related
War - Summer


14 posted on 01/14/2011 9:42:59 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I absolutely love them, but became didn’t become a huge fan until adulthood, I was born in ‘61 and do remember them on my Philco AM Transistor radio (Made in Japan) lol


15 posted on 01/14/2011 9:43:06 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: dfwgator

I thought it was Louie Louie or Stairwell to Heaven? The first lead guitarist in Pink Floyd (Bob Close) said he and Sid Barrett played Bo Diddley blues riffs as young kids.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 9:44:23 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: dfwgator

Out of Long Beach, I think they existed before meeting up with him but of course he made them


17 posted on 01/14/2011 9:44:29 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: abb

Did you know when Burdon discovered the members of War, they were Deacon Jones’ (yes, the LA Rams great) backing band.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 9:44:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Two words: Low Rider.


19 posted on 01/14/2011 9:45:54 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: cicero2k

This likely had some influence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_radio_in_the_United_Kingdom

Pirate radio in the United Kingdom


20 posted on 01/14/2011 9:46:04 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: cicero2k

I knew someone who played in a local band in the USA back then. They would go to the port and get the newest Beatles records from guys on ships. It allowed them to play the songs at sock hops before others.

It was actully my uncle Ted who played in a (skiffle) band.


21 posted on 01/14/2011 9:48:37 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I say “Cisco Kid!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMlrI6IkQv0&feature=related

War - The Cisco Kid - Live 1973 Midnight Special


22 posted on 01/14/2011 9:48:54 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: cicero2k

Yeah, I read a story about how Jagger and Richards re-met as teens and started playing together then...

Jagger had an armload of blues and C. Berry records under his arm on the train and Kieth just flipped at the sight... it was so rare for someone to obtain such stuff in any quantity, and obviously Mick had put significant effort into scraping it up

They knew each other as little kids but hadn’t seen each other in years and that got them talking music right then and there... they had a lot to catch up on suddenly


23 posted on 01/14/2011 9:48:54 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: BamaDi

That’s a pretty cool story- I’m a huge fan


24 posted on 01/14/2011 9:50:13 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: andy58-in-nh

“Two words: Low Rider.”

Three words;
Low
Ri
Der


25 posted on 01/14/2011 9:54:59 AM PST by fnord (497 and a half feet of rope? ... I just carry it.)
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To: abb
I say “Cisco Kid!”

I almost forgot that one... and of course: "Spill the Wine".

26 posted on 01/14/2011 9:55:32 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: fnord

I do believe you’re right. LOL.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 9:56:19 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: dfwgator

In my shelf of “to read” books is this one about the guy who is supposed to have “perfected” the top 40 radio format. I was always a bit too poor forty years ago to buy a whole lot of music, so I listened mostly to the radio.

Hell, now that I’m solvent enough to afford to buy the stuff, it’s available for nearly free!

Gordon McLendon: the maverick of radio
By Ronald Garay

http://books.google.com/books?id=8aZFvxDSxIQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=gordon+mclendon+ronald+garay&source=bl&ots=lq9SI9qBtr&sig=6gajuxESbnsG0Sef0cM8I5AlCDw&hl=en&ei=HY4wTeSGIIKClAeew72wCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Gordon McLendon
http://www.museum.tv/rhofsection.php?page=237


28 posted on 01/14/2011 10:02:05 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: andy58-in-nh; dfwgator

Appropriate for today, doncha think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSowZcvoqr4&feature=related
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind


29 posted on 01/14/2011 10:06:55 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Eric Burden just played at a place about 2 miles from my house 2 months ago and like an idiot I didn’t go!


30 posted on 01/14/2011 10:08:45 AM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: abb

You know the singer in The Easybeats is George Young, who is the older brother of Angus and Malcolm of AC/DC.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 10:08:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It ain’t too hard to segue from The Easybeats to The Turtles is it?

The Turtles - It Ain’t Me Babe (Shindig)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXCqDbCQVdw&feature=related


32 posted on 01/14/2011 10:12:30 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: marlon

Fumble~ that’s a shame allright

Never know when it might be the last time around... he’s no kid anymore


33 posted on 01/14/2011 10:13:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: dfwgator

A family of talented children... and so well behaved lol


34 posted on 01/14/2011 10:15:21 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: abb
Good choice. ;-)

I always thought that song had one of the most unusual lead guitar lines I've ever heard in a "Top 40" song. Definitely influenced by the mid '60s San Francisco sound with a little Indian raga/sitar coloration mixed in, and punctuated by a British invasion backbeat.

35 posted on 01/14/2011 10:19:02 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: dfwgator

And of course the first rock song any learning guitarist tries to play is the House of the Rising Sun.


Which is a traditional delta blues song so old nobody even knows who the author is.

The animals did a great version, but it always bothered me that they somehow have gotten credit for originating the song.


36 posted on 01/14/2011 10:22:30 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Eric Burdon had a big appetite for “brown” sugar!


37 posted on 01/14/2011 10:23:13 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Reaganite Republican

Eric Burdon had a big appetite for “brown” sugar!


38 posted on 01/14/2011 10:23:22 AM PST by Renegade
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To: andy58-in-nh

Of all the R&R music I’ve heard in my 55 of 60 years of listening to it, the intro to this one is THE best, imo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJR_KGZO4U0
The Music Machine - Talk Talk


39 posted on 01/14/2011 10:24:04 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Wow - haven’t heard that one in years. Great snarling bass line, too. The ridiculous haircut reminds me of the Ramones, circa 1977.


40 posted on 01/14/2011 10:33:56 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: dfwgator

And of course the first rock song any learning guitarist tries to play is the House of the Rising Sun.

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Became a rock song ... was a folk song for decades prior. First recording of the song is believed to have been in 1933.


41 posted on 01/14/2011 10:34:11 AM PST by dmz
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To: abb

Gosh - that does bring back memories.


42 posted on 01/14/2011 11:22:11 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Kind of a cross between a Moe Howard bowl-cut and a mullet lol


43 posted on 01/14/2011 11:29:16 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: dmz

I regard this interpretation’s guitar line to be pure pop genius... I could listen to this song a million times and not get sick of it, pretty much have already lol


44 posted on 01/14/2011 11:34:07 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: marlon

He is 69 years old so your chances of him passing through again are not that high.


45 posted on 01/14/2011 11:51:17 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: abb
Good...but I prefer "Double Yellow Line" or "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly" ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxD_YIjxTxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDbE9VOJB4w

46 posted on 01/14/2011 2:58:14 PM PST by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: marlon
I can no longer swallow trying to enjoy the old music from aged far-left progressive rockers...

The breaking point was when I was watching a PBS fundraising telethon that featured late '60s bands and they'd have the old stars re-doing their hits. So its late 2009 and Eric Burden comes on singing House of the Rising Sun, but I just cannot get past enjoying his music when he's proudly wearing a Che T-Shirt.

It's like having Hitler on your shirt. It's sick & depraved. Some folks can abide by the rationalization for these progressive whack-jobs to "just shut-up and sing", but that old favorite song and Burden simply have no appeal to me.

47 posted on 01/14/2011 10:35:20 PM PST by TruthRespecter
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