containing multitudes since 2004
I must say, his earlier, pimply, greazy-haired moptop look was by far the inferior to his mature one.
I met Eric Burdon once. I'd had an internship at a newspaper and used my press pass at a music festival in Minnesota to get up close to him. There was some sort of misunderstanding and it was assumed I was going to interview him (all I wanted was an autograph and maybe a kiss!) So I had to pretend I was there for an interview and quick come up with a load of questions that, because of my nervousness, weren't exactly forthcoming. In the end I just gave up and admitted "I've always loved you since I was 14" (I was a skinny 19 year old at the time so this might not have impressed him as much as I'd hoped it would). But he was as nice as could be and didn't ruin the crush I'd had on him for so long - he let me talk to him a bit longer too. Until this beautiful girl in her mid-20s wafted in to give him a massage. Go figure... Great guy though and never ruined my teenaged illusions. Thanks for posting those pics!Anna
The Best of the Animals was one of my first "grown-up" records, from a cache I inherited from my uncle when I was just into the double digit ages (possibly just under) and I've always enjoyed their brooding, R&B sound from North England. Only the Pretty Things came close, methinks.The other records in that pile included the Woodstock soundtrack, Axis: Bold as Love, Neil Young: Harvest and the Strawberry Alarm Clock!
Old or young, he looks like trouble.
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