“Animalism” by The Animals - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1966Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

The fourth and final album by Animals mkI took their love of the blues and fused it with a harder-edged guitar sound, adding in solo flourishes, and could be regarded as the beginnings of what would later be regarded as “Rock”. Throughout the album there were also hints of the psychedelia that was set to rule the second half of the 60s, and by this time they could quite happily double song playing times to 5 and 6 minutes whenever the mood took them. The original incarnation of The Animals collapsed in September 1966, by which time their business affairs “were in a total shambles” according to bass-guitarist Chas Chandler (who went on to manage Jimi Hendrix) and the group disbanded. Even by the standards of the day, when artists tended to be financially naïve, the Animals made very little money, eventually claiming mismanagement and theft on the part of their manager Michael Jeffery.

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A1 [02:46] 5.9.png The Animals - All Night Long (Frank Zappa) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:11] 6.7.png The Animals - Shake (Samuel Cook) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [03:43] 7.2.png The Animals - The Other Side Of This Life (Fred Neil) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [02:02] 6.5.png The Animals - Rock Me Baby (Riley B. King, Joe Josea) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A5 [02:19] 5.6.png The Animals - Lucille (Richard Penniman, Albert Collins) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [05:19] 6.7.png The Animals - Smokestack Lightning (Chester Burnett) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:46] 7.3.png The Animals - Hey Gyp (Donovan Leitch) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [03:16] 6.6.png The Animals - Hit The Road, Jack (Percy Mayfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:35] 7.0.png The Animals - Outcast [single version] (Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [02:37] 6.0.png The Animals - Louisiana Blues (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:08] 5.4.png The Animals - That’s All I Am To You (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [06:12] 6.4.png The Animals - Going Down Slow (James Burke Oden) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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