“The Animals [UK]” by The Animals - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1964(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s

TJR says

Arriving in October '64 was the Animals first British LP, with 5 changes to the 12 tracks which had appeared a month earlier on the similarly titled American LP. “Story of Bo Diddley”, “Bury My Body”, “Dimples”, “She Said Yeah” and “Boom Boom” were added at the expense of “The House of the Rising Sun”, “Blue Feeling”, “Baby Let Me Take You Home”, “Talkin' 'Bout You” and “Gonna Send You Back to Walker”. Twelve cover versions (albeit Burdon added his own lyrics to “Story of Bo Diddley”) made up the LP, as was the done thing for the upcoming UK R n B groups of the time. They manage to animalize the songs, mostly down to the stylish and distinctive lead vocals of Eric Burdon and the menacing organ and keyboards of Alan Price. This was a gritty debut which went a long way towards establishing the English music scene as a credible leftfield force.

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A1 [05:45] 9.8.png The Animals - Story Of Bo Diddley (Eric Burdon, Ellas Otha Bates) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:52] 7.2.png The Animals - Bury My Body (Al Kooper, Alan Price) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:53] 7.9.png The Animals - Dimples (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [01:36] 5.4.png The Animals - I’ve Been Around (Antoine Domino) Pop
A5 [03:03] 7.2.png The Animals - I’m In Love Again (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:23] 6.3.png The Animals - The Girl Can’t Help It (Bobby Troup) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [04:18] 8.8.png The Animals - I’m Mad Again (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:21] 6.5.png The Animals - She Said Yeah (Larry Williams) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [03:47] 9.0.png The Animals - Right Time (Nappy Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [03:08] 6.4.png The Animals - Memphis Tennessee (Charles Berry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [03:20] 7.4.png The Animals - Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [02:47] 5.9.png The Animals - Around And Around (Charles Berry) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

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