ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
Covering both the original band and its subsequent Eric Burdon And incarnation, the sets only serious drawback is the total disregard for chronology, a happenstance that sees the ears spinning from brutal R&B to maddening Psychedelia from one track to the next. The absence of any hard track info, too, is disappointing - you can make an educated guess at when the hit songs were recorded, but theres a crop of numbers here that youve never heard the Animals perform before, and who knows when they were taped?
however, are for the record collectors and archivists to whine about.
As a straightforward listening experience, Deluxe BBC Files catches
one (or two) of Britains best ever bands pounding through no less
than 54 performances, including raw takes on "Good Times," "San
Francisco Nights," "Monterey," "Paint It Black"
"Heartbreak Hotel," "Aint That A Shame," "Shake
Rattle And Roll"
"House of the Rising Sun," "We
Gotta get Out Of This Place," "Dont Let me Be Misunderstood"
all human-imal life is here, and the only problem youll have is,
just how loud should you be playing it?
- Dave Thompson
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