After witnessing a highly interactive, emotional concert by the legendary front man and his esteemed players, a revved up City Winery audience made enough racket to secure four encores from Eric Burdon and The Animals on Tuesday, February 16th
Singer/songwriter/producer Eric Burdon hails from Newcastle, England. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer began his career fifty years ago. With the Animals, he recorded a solid string of youth-inspired hits such as ‘House of the Rising Sun,’ ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’. With the psychedelic/funk ensemble War, he recorded the bittersweet ‘Sky Pilot’, the psychedelic ‘Spill The Wine’ and more.
The band had faced frigid temperatures at their last appearance in December, when they also welcomed veteran fans and newcomers alike. There was no standing on ceremony at this performance, where the team rolled up sleeves and performed hit after hit. Burdon, who wore a flowing white shirt over black, joined his mates after a brief, instrumental warm-up and sang, ‘When I Was Young,’ with just the right touch of nostalgia.
...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?
Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.