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Saturday Rock n Roll Oldies: THE ANIMALS 'Gonna Send You Back to Walker' (1964)
Reaganite Republican ^ | December 09, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 12/10/2011 12:43:15 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

The Animals were a highly influential English rock/R-n-B group, formed in the early 60s in the north-east of England (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). They later in the decade relocated to the bustling London scene.

Renowned 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".
 
The Animals presented a unique blend of rock-oriented pop hits along with R-n-B material to fill out the albums.  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 drummer Stewart Copeland. 

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

The Animals: Gonna Send You Back to Walker - 1964:

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Video/lyrics/pics/ at Reaganite Republican
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: blues; oldies; rock; sixties

1 posted on 12/10/2011 12:43:24 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I can’t believe it! That was George Maharis introducing “It’s my life” — he was on Route 66 iirc with that freckle faced red headed guy...


2 posted on 12/10/2011 12:49:21 AM PST by Judith Anne (For rhe sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.)
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To: Judith Anne

Yeah Judith, he released a lot of music himself and hosted that show Hullaboo... a bit before my time, I never saw the show- but was sure surprised to see him there too~


3 posted on 12/10/2011 12:53:55 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
"The Animals were a highly influential English rock/R-n-B group, formed in the early 60s in the north-east of England"

You sure they're not from North Korea ?

4 posted on 12/10/2011 12:56:54 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My fave Animals tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjS0VI0kxgQ


5 posted on 12/10/2011 1:34:52 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Eric Burdon can be seen these days sporting a shirt with a giant Che Guevarra face on it. I think the program was on PBS.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 2:24:44 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd
Eric Burdon THESE days ...He's a friend ... House of Blues LA .
7 posted on 12/10/2011 3:28:01 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Reaganite Republican

Chas Chandler, the bassist, also went on to produce a few Jimi Hendrix early albums.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 3:36:16 AM PST by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNEiZhpinY
“Eric Burdon - The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNzmrEgz_GI
“The Animals - It’s My Life”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FT4FprxDg
“The Animals: Please Don’t let me be Misunderstood”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNEiZhpinY
“Eric Burdon - The Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”


9 posted on 12/10/2011 3:45:04 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Where did the time go?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmdPQp6Jcdk&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXeKw4TKiu_qlHjQXtS9EcxY


10 posted on 12/10/2011 3:58:47 AM PST by greenhornet68
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To: sushiman

I don’t care much for his politics... but a genius musician, and WHAT a stud! My hero lol


11 posted on 12/10/2011 4:18:43 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
My favorite tune by the group is Help Me, Girl, from the fall of 1966.
12 posted on 12/10/2011 4:53:24 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Reaganite Republican

Greatest from The Animals, hands down:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAw9ThDQmk
(House in New Orleans)


13 posted on 12/10/2011 4:57:01 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Over the years I have , sadly , discovered that 90% of all the musicians I have dug are leftists or lean to the left . The music business , like Hollywood , is filled with people whose politics we wouldn’t care for . What to do ? Not appreciate their work ? As long as they keep their politics OUT of the music , I can overlook our diffences .


14 posted on 12/10/2011 5:13:38 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Judith Anne
on Route 66 iirc with that freckle faced red headed guy...

It was Martin Milner. I feel so old knowing this and will be humming "We've got to get out of this place" for the rest of the day, lol.

15 posted on 12/10/2011 6:17:19 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Reaganite Republican
"We Gotta Get out of This Place" - the (un)official song of all Vietnam vets.
16 posted on 12/10/2011 6:18:39 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Where was “Walker” ?


17 posted on 12/10/2011 6:21:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Looks like it is a neighborhood in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Which makes sense, since that’s where they were from, and probably in / around London when they were writing/performing it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=walker,+england&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=Walker,+Tyne+and+Wear,+United+Kingdom&gl=us&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=0


18 posted on 12/10/2011 7:03:19 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m a boomer, too, but like things with a bit more “edge” to it...love heavy metal...
so this is my fave EB and the Animals song...enjoy, hippies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FZU4JVOmro


19 posted on 12/10/2011 9:21:15 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have been trying to trying to deduce that myself

Since this single was released under a different title in the USA than Britain -as “Georgia”- I looked at that map and did find a Walker County in GA, and ‘the big city’ would be Atlanta, then... which is ‘to the south’ of Walker, per the lyrics

That’s the best I can figure, fwiw


20 posted on 12/11/2011 1:45:14 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: matginzac

I’m from the 80s myself, but somehow my tastes keep going back in time.

At this point, stuff that came out when I was still in my pedal-car is the most pleasing, particularly 62-72 let’s say. I particularly focus on the best British stuff that wasn’t widely known in the States... Status Quo, etc

Blues rock like those guys got all the ‘edge’ you could ask for:

Status Quo

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/11/status-quo-spinning-wheel-blues-1970.html

Humble Pie (with a 20 yr old Peter Frampton!)

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2009/12/saturday-night-rock-n-roll-oldies_26.html

And still hard to beat ZZ Top playing blues live...

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/08/zz-top-jesus-just-left-chicago-live.html

Enjoy your weekend, matginzac


21 posted on 12/11/2011 1:52:33 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hi, had a great weekend - thanx...
And thanx for the music vid suggestions - not too sure abt Status Quo but love Humble Pie (I have a play list of them) and ZZ Top is THE BEST - they really shine in the Crossroads concert! So does, oddly, Vince Gill who can play the blues with the best of ‘em...
Speaking of blues, just got into this song by *gasp* White Stripes and can’t stop playing it...
Hope you like - let me know...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMZh9OtAeSY


22 posted on 12/12/2011 7:24:22 AM PST by matginzac
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