Cropper is set for another European tour with the Animals later this year.
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Andy Summers’ echoing, textural approach to the guitar is forever linked with the Police, but he’d been an established figure in music for more than a decade before rising to stardom with that sound alongside Stewart Copeland and Sting.
Fronted by the incredibly powerful lungs of Eric Burdon, the Animals were one of the key players in the extremely influential British Invasion movement.
‘There was a connection’: Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan
“The House of the Rising Sun” is best known as a chart-topping 1964 smash for the Animals. Frontman Eric Burdon says it’s also responsible for pushing Bob Dylan toward rock music.
In many ways, Eric Burdon is still that leather-throated scruff who rose to fame barking “I’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place” in the mid-1960s, giving voice to the most visceral feeling of a generation of GIs serving in a meaningless war.
Eric Burdon’s blistering take on “We Gotta Get Out of this Place,” a 1965 hit with the Animals, gained new life last year when Bruce Springsteen lauded it as part of his keynote speech at SXSW. Few know its complicated history, however.
In a gritty reimagining of the old Animals sound, Eric Burdon has joined up with Cincinnati garage rockers the Greenhornes — featuring the rhythm section from the Raconteurs — for a raggedy-ass street-fighting EP.
As Bruce related in his recent SXSW Keynote speech, The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out Of His Place” is the keystone of much of his music. People are stuck in their situations and desperate to get out.
Now here’s a collaboration too good to be true: Two legendary guitarists from two legendary British bands of the early 1960s have teamed up and recorded a Christmas album!
Steve Cropper, a seminal soul figure and guitarist in Booker T. and the MGs, pays tribute to childhood musical heroes the 5 Royales with Dedicated, set for release on August 9.