Eric Burdon and the Animals in 2013

by Norm Gregory on October 22, 2013

in 1965, Music, Song Of The Day

Eric Burdon and the current version of the Animals appeared on The Artie Lange Show last night.

Has he lost it?

The original 1965 version . .


1 Bob Orndorff October 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Maybe Norm , but he doesnt sound too bad at 72. I have seen Ringo twice in the last 10 years and he sounds really good. Probably Eric need to get off the drugs and join ringos 12 step program

2 Norm Gregory October 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I know Bob and I agree with you. Maybe I am being too harsh. CSN&Y are in the same age group . . . and still sound fantastic. I didn’t put up the interview portion of Burdon’s appearance. It was painful to watch.

3 Dan Packard October 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

He’s probably so sick and tired of singing this song. The whole band really lacked the urgency of the original. Yes, painful to hear. Did he forget to put in his dentures? Lol.

4 Norm Gregory October 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I only have one Eric Burdon story. In the early ’70s the Mrs and I had lunch with Burdon at Andy’s Dinner. (Gone now five years) All I remember was the diminutive singer from Newcastle was constantly hitting on my wife.

5 sherry carroll November 4, 2013 at 1:19 am

I’ve known Eric since i was seventeen and in the last few years it did become truly painful to watch him because he had just become a lounge singer and i remember oh so well what he was capable of in his prime i couldn’t bear to see him just go through the motions. with this huge comeback hes going through now i have seen him be brilliant, on fire! for some shows and then just exhausted from giving his all as hes trying to get used to again, at others. back when we were together it was hard work being on the road, doing publicity, interviews, meet and greets, it cant be any easier now and he was not even 40 when we met ( but there were reasons we were in very rough shape back then LOL) its a bit much for him i think to come from semi -retirement with severe back problems which required surgury to this full force onslaught on the scene again, this campaign to take on the world one more time hes currently embarked on, two new albums, a huge tour, all the press and exposure he can fit in, to be sure to go down that last time where he started from, the very top. i think hes definitely overextended himself, but i think hes loving it. a little bit slower pace might have made the shows more consistent. hes doing the new book and another album as well, one thing mr burdon has always known is when you are hot, work it for all you can get, because tomorrow there could be someone else shoving off of the charts, out of the limo and into obscurity. I knew Eric 25 years and watched him struggle for so long, i’m happy to see him in the spotlight he has missed so much for a change, something i think he never expected. I just published my memoir “Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales” about those years with Eric and there’s plenty more stories where that one came from but they are a lot more fun , believe me, LOL It’s a great read, smart, sexy, sassy and straight from the heart!

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