Tuesday, March 24, 2009

THE ANIMALS: HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

The Animal's "House of the Rising Sun"(1964). What a powerful tune. Part of the British Invasion, The Animals had something different going for them. Their music was dark, foreboding, and grim. Eric Burdon's vocals were powerful and starkly emotive. Their use of keyboards and minor keys was legendary. They weren't your normal happy teen pop band by any means. Anyway, here's "House of the Rising Sun" for your enjoyment.

3 comments:

T.L Bugg said...

Eric Burdon, what a voice. It never looks right on camera. Like it's not possible that body could produce that sound. Love this song, of course, and also We Gotta Get Out of This Place ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP1w5Hl8D0E ).

Steve Smith said...

Yes. That's a great one too. Thanks.

David Abstract said...

House of the Rising Sun was a Trad. Arr. tune - Bob Dylan picked it up from one of his friends and popularised it in the UK - then when the Animals got famous for it people accused him of stealing it from them.
Animals version is the definitive one of course...