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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 04:58 PM
I never listened to the animals that much,the other day I bought an album of their greatest hits called As,Bs+EP's.It is phenominal,can't imagine how huge they would of been if the original band had stayed togther longer (1963-66) Eric bourdon still does shows and he is almost 70 years old (good for him).I would love to hear him and gregg or warren sing the blues together.
 
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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 05:13 PM
The Animals were a great band!!! I was lucky to meet Eric Burdon and the Animals when I was a young lass of about 10 or 11. They were touring the US with Herman's Hermits and my friends dad worked at the airport and shuttled us out to their private plane when they arrived.

 

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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 05:21 PM
One of my favorites. Got to catch them several times. Different from the other Brittish bands of the day.
 
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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 07:06 PM
Here is Eric Burdon last year, on guitar to eric's right is original Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYA061KR0Uk&feature=related
 

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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 07:20 PM
I saw the Eric Burdon Band in 1974 (opened for Blue Oyster Cult)...a power trio with Eric out front. They mostly played rearranged versions of Animals hits, but a few of the songs off their two albums Sun Secrets & Stop (the album cover looked and was shaped like a stop sign). About 1/2 way through their set, Eric Burdon looked over into the wings of the stage and said "Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr. Jimmy Witherspoon", and walked off stage. Jimmy Witherspoon came out and finished the set with some killer blues.
 
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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 07:51 PM
Burdon's SKY PILOT remains one my favorite songs of all time.

 

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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 07:58 PM
I read Eric's book....one of the better R & R tell-all books.

He was good with War too in the beginning. I remember Spill The Wine was the soundtrack to my summer when I was 12 years old.

 

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  posted on 1/29/2009 at 11:40 PM
eric burdon is the best white soul singer ever
 

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  posted on 1/30/2009 at 12:46 AM
I've got the Animals' Retrospective album, great songs.
 

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  posted on 1/30/2009 at 02:28 AM
Here is ex-animals guitarist Hilton Valentine's website http://www.hiltonvalentine.com/
 

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  posted on 1/30/2009 at 10:59 AM
First version of "Chevrolet" I ever heard was by the Animals. I think Taj wrote it.
 
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  posted on 1/30/2009 at 12:14 PM
I loved the Animals from the moment I first heard "House Of The Rising Sun" on the radio in my parents car (the moment still burned clearly into my tiny mind).
Was disappointed when keyboardist Alan Price left the band (tho I did enjoy the work of his replacement, Dave Rowberry) but followed and enjoyed his solo career to this very day (You will often hear me checking Gregory's B-3 by playing the Alan Price Set's version of "I Put A Spell On You").
Only got to see the Animals once, during their 'psychedelic' period in the late 60's... billing themselves at that time as The New Animals, their guitarist was young Andy Summers (many years later a member of the Police) they were touring on ther hits "When I Was Young", "San Franciscan Nights", "Monterey", and "White Houses".
While touring with other artists, I have seen Eric Burdon several times in recent years at various festivals and have always enjoyed his performances.
IMHO... one of the great voices in R&R and Blues history, along with Mike Smith ( Dave Clark Five) and John Fogerty ( Credence Clearwater Revival), among a few others.

 

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