Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Animals...first album from 1964..classic blues and r'n'b from the British invasion era

The Animals were an English band of the 1960's, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. They were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced front man Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, "The House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.

This, their first album, released in 1964, was mainly cover versions of (now) classic R'n'B, Blues and Rock'n'Roll numbers plus the epic "The Story of Bo Diddley" written by Eric Burdon.

  1. Story Of Bo Diddley
  2. Bury My Body
  3. Dimples
  4. I've Been Around
  5. I'm In Love Again
  6. The Girl Can't Help It
  7. I'm Mad Again
  8. She Said Yeh
  9. The Right Time
  10. Memphis
  11. Boom Boom 
  12. Around And Around

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