Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Eric Burdon & the Animals-Every One of Us

I am not lying when I tell you that I recently saw a goat (3rd best animal) being driven around in the back of a pick up truck. But keep in mind I live in West Virginia so bizarre animal occurrences of that nature are not that rare. Nonetheless, it did make me smile (that is a rare thing nowadays). Now that anecdote is only germane to this conversation in that it involves an animal. But what better way to introduce a record that everyone probably already has. No, this isn't the one with "Sky Pilot" (love that song to death) but it's still a really great and under discussed psych rock classic. Burden never really seems to get the due props despite the fact that he recorded some seriously great material. I wonder if the fact that he was popular clouds record geeks minds and doesn't let them see how much amazing material he produced. Fuck them then. It's their loss and our gain.

Oops...Just realized I fucked up the link. It's fixed now.



  1. Glad someone likes this relic. We're the minority here.

  2. You must be kidding. This is fabulous. This period was so rich. Winds Of Change / Love Is / The Twain Shall Meet are all classic albums.

  3. I don't know why, but most people laugh at me when I say that triad is a serious contender for classic psych sainthood. I just think there's a stigma around this band and people are quick to dismiss them. Yet, most of those people have ever given any of the aforementioned albums a deep listen. I think it's the fact that they are commonly found records that can be taken for a sou rather than some odd private press that pulls in thousands. But collectors are a screwy sort and always try to deny the fact that there was great shit available that was still somewhat commercial.

  4. Most people are eejits though aren't they. Maybe they can't hear beyond a million amateur guitarists playing the intro to The House of the Rising Sun and lump everything else Eric Burdon did in with that. Admittedly E B can sound a little sycophantic when he is waxing lyrical about his peers but it is actually done with such sincerity and soul that you have to forgive him.