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SticksandStones July 27th, 2015 3:37pm

The Animals were a 1960's Blues Rock group from the UK. Despite greatly influencing rock and roll and being at the forefront of the British Invasion, they have since fallen into obscurity. Have you heard of The Animals before?

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mac Oregon
07/27/15 4:38 pm

Met Martin G last night doing a winery concert- organist- 8 years an animal years with Iron Butterly- and other gigs.... He just left Iron Butterfly two months ago.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
07/27/15 5:15 pm

Was he with Eric Burdon and the Animals, when they were in California? I know it was Alan Price originally.

mac Oregon
07/28/15 8:24 am

My impression was that he is not an original, but a long time tour replacement-

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
07/28/15 9:11 am

That would make sense. Either way, you're very lucky! I'm jealous, haha.

emgwenn portland
07/27/15 3:42 pm

I love them

rstatesmen2 equally unfair to ALL
07/27/15 2:00 pm

I still listen to them. They made some great rock-and-roll. I like their songs cause some of them had meeting.

GlockMan1 Alabama
07/27/15 11:05 am

I loved their music in the 60's and still have 3 or 4 songs on my iPod.

Axl752 NY
07/27/15 10:33 am

Absolutely. I wouldn't say they have fallen into obscurity, "House of the Rising Sun" is one of the most famous rock songs of all time.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
07/27/15 10:41 am

That's really their only famous song nowadays. I've heard songs by them only twice on the radio, interestingly enough, neither were House of the Rising Sun.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
07/27/15 10:42 am

Ask any kid nowadays about The Beatles, Stones, or Kinks, and they'll probably know who they are. The Animals, not so much.

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
07/27/15 8:38 am

I believe The Animals are one of the most underrated, underplayed bands, despite their success in the 1960's. Here is one of my favourites by them: It's My Life

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
07/27/15 9:02 am

I have & they made some good music!

allswel Minnesota
07/27/15 9:42 am

Absolutely. Their version of "House of the Rising Sun" defines that song. I believe they did it in one take.
Also, "We got to Get Out of This Place," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "I'm Crying."

allswel Minnesota
07/27/15 9:44 am

If you don't know the Animals, you don't know Rock and Roll.