I Used To Be An Animal
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I Used To Be An Animal

1 Mar 2008

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  Song Title
I used to be an animal
The Dream
American dreams
Going back to Menphis
Leo's place
Run for your life
Don't give a damn (Maski Maski)
Living in fear
I will be with you again

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 13 Aug 2005
By Martin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In 1988 Eric finally had a record contract again. Loads of material were recorded, and the point was to make a CD with many songs and spoken words/intros in between. Sadly, the whole project sort of crumbled and this was the result. 9 songs originally released on LP by a label that soon after went out of buisness. Many, but extremely rare, bootlegs excist with outtakes, different versions and left out songs, but the quality isn't all that good. In 1995 a collection of these were released on CD on an album called Lost Within The Halls Of Fame, who looked much more like this album should have been in '88.

But still, these 9 songs who "survived" are really good. Typical 80's arrangements with horns and stuff. And like my friend Pedro said here - the old Burdon is pretty young! Well worthy of owning.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Comeback For Eric Burdon 3 Sep 2012
By BobReviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In a career of endless comebacks the 1988 version was pretty good. I sometimes get the impression that Eric Burdon is disillusioned like the rest of us. Having grabbed at the brass ring, and then having dropped out, it seems that Mr. Burdon does not want to play the game. But don't get me wrong, that true spirit of rebelliousness adds to the allure of his music. And, having to wait and search for the material that does come out makes the acquisition of something new, (or reissued), that much sweeter. At this stage of his career Mr. Burdon does not have the "obligation", (or opportunity), associated with his successful competitors, (like the Rolling Stones), who have to force themselves to produce, whether they are willing and able or not, (because of a long term contract deal).
So what we have in 'I Used To Be An Animal' is an album that had a fair amount of time to percolate in the mind of a man who had a lot to say. In his autobiography he got into the details of how he was ripped off by the music industry in his younger days, (like so many others). It would seem that he is not interested in knighthood, (thank goodness). In fact, Mr. Burdon is planted firmly in the ground. His message has always been pro-worker, (unlike Mick Jagger who takes a swipe at the unemployed in his Thatcher-inspired solo tune entitled 'Let's Work', which casts a degrading eye on the unfortunate). Contrast that with Mr. Burdon and the Animals, (on the 'Ark' album), where he sings about the corporations BSing the world until there is nothing left at all, (in 'Hard Times').
In the album being reviewed here Mr. Burdon gets into issues like street violence, the American Dream, and the recollections of an aging rocker. The production is great, (at least in the original version that I bought at the time), and the singing and songwriting are excellent. I still listen to it all the time. With Eric Burdon, take it where and when you can get it, because the cash register isn't always ringing, (which he doesn't seem to be too worried about. That is my impression anyway.) In the meantime there is a great catalog of music to digest, if you are willing. So, if you are one of the uninitiated, start with this, you can't go wrong.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CD of Eric 5 Nov 1999
By Pedro Perez Gomez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have almost all the CD's of Eric Burdon and this is one of the best. The old Burdon is pretty young!. Buy it and you will hear very good music of one of the best singers of the century.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRACK LISTING: 13 Feb 2010
By LemonspredBooks - Published on Amazon.com
1988 Striped Horse Label - SHCD 5006
1. I Used to be an Animal
2. The Dream
3. American Dreams
4. Going Back to Memphis
5. Leo's Place
6. Run for Your Life
7. Don't Give a Damn (Maski, Maski)
8. Living in Fear
9. I will be With You Again
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerfull Eric Burdon!!! 8 July 2002
By Ricardo Neves Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an authentic Rock'n Roll album,with great performance of this "Monster"! Eric Burdon's music is of great energy specially some tracks like "Leo's Place"!!!
This is music that goes directly to our vain...directly to our soul.Just put the earphones,hit the level of the sound....and what delicious music!!!!!!
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