Eric Burdon & the Animals

Eric Burdon & the Animals

Photo courtesy of the artist Eric Burdon

Details

Thu., July 20, 7 p.m. 2017
free

Location Info:

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA  90401
310-458-8900
The headliners in this installment of the Twilight Concert Series are billed as Eric Burdon & the Animals, although its lead singer is the only remaining member of the celebrated early-’60s rock band, which emerged from Newcastle with a bluesy, keyboard-based sound that was much rawer and more openly passionate than the more melodic strains of British Invasion rivals The Beatles and The Dave Clark Five. Burdon has employed wildly varying lineups of The Animals throughout his long career, including the more psychedelic, sometimes even jazzy combo that had evolved by the end of the ’60s. For decades, Burdon has taken his early pop-song structures and blown them up into free-ranging, rambling opuses that attempt to chart the entire history of rock music, to varying effect. Through it all, his vocals still retain an almost feral, world-weary intensity.

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