Sunday, October 7, 2012

Eric Burdon And The Animals - Roadrunners! Rare Live And Studio Recordings (1966-68 uk, classic material)

Recorded live in London, England, Melbourne, Australia, Stockholm, Sweden and Los Angeles, California in 1966 and 1967.

A 19-track collection of otherwise unavailable live performances from 1966-1968, taken from shows in Melbourne, Stockholm, London, and the '67 Monterey Pop Festival, as well as radio and television broadcasts. Most of this dates from the psychedelic version of the band, which will disappoint those who are primarily interested in the group's rock/RandB prime. 

It's quite a good relic, though, with rough and ready execution by both Burdon and the band, and some unusual RandB and psychedelic material alongside the versions of hits like "Inside Looking Out," "Monterey," "San Franciscan Nights," and "When I Was Young." Sound ranges from fair to very good. 
by Richie Unterberger 
1.Heartbreak Hotel (Mae Axton, Tommy Durden) - 2:35
2.The Work Song (Adderley, Brown) - 2:46
3.Corrina Corrina (Traditional) - 2:43
4.Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 2:47
5.Roadrunner (Elias McDaniel) - 2:47
6.Gin House Blues (Troy, Henderson) - 7:47
7.Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) (Donovan Leitch) - 8:10
8.Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll (Charles Calhoun) - 4:18
9.When I Was Young (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) - 3:10
10.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - 3:56
11.Rock Me Baby (King, Josea) - 2:31
12.Tobacco Road (John D. Loudermilk) - 5:28
13.So Long (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) - 3:40
14.Inside Looking Out (J and A Lomax, E. Burdon, C. Chandler) - 3:39
15.Maudie (John Lee Hooker) - 2:58
16.Yes I'm Experienced (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) - 4:07
17.San Franciscan Nights (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) - 4:25
18.Monterey (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) - 6:05
19.Paint It Black (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 6:15

Eric Burdon And The Animals
*Eric Burdon - Vocals
*Vic Briggs - Guitar, Piano
*Danny Mcculloch - Bass
*John Weider - Bass, Guitar, Violin
*Barry Jenkins - Drums

other Animals
1964-67  The Complete French EP
1967  Eric Is Here
1967  Winds of Change
1968  The Twain Shall Meet

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