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ISBN:1900924188
Author: Sean Egan
ISBN13: 978-1900924184
Title: Animal Tracks: The Story of The Animals
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Language: English
Category: Music
Publisher: Helter Skelter Publishing; 1st edition (July 1, 2001)
Pages: 224

Animal Tracks: The Story of The Animals by Sean Egan



A thorough and objective backstory of the Animals, the underappreciated rock/blues band of the early 60s. Couldn't put it down, enjoyed it immensely. David Edwards rated it did not like it Apr 09, 2017. Clay Jordan rated it really liked it Feb 03, 2015. Cathy Francis rated it really liked it Apr 15, 2013. Bob rated it liked it Jul 16, 2014.

This book follows The Animals from their Newcastle beginnings to their 1994 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including discussions of The Animals changing lineups, evolving musical styles, and tempestuous reunions. To me, this book was far more interesting than either of Eric Burdon's biographies, both of which spent too much time talking about his partying and too little time talking about the music. Here, Sean Egan chronicles Newcastle's finest in a lucid and engaging bio that highlights the Geordies' thrilling music, clashing personalities and disaster-prone management. Hints: Mike Jeffery; a lack of songwriting talent).

The story of Eric Burdon and The Animals is the story of the Sixties. The original Animals were part of the British rhythm 'n' blues movement in the early years of that momentous decade - a movement whose love of a musical genre almost forgotten in its native America succeeded in "Bringing It All Back Home.

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Definitive biography of the band behind hits like trans-Atlantic #1 “House of the Rising Sun” that briefly rivalled the Beatles and Stones for popularity, before relocating to San Francisco and re-emerging as a hitmaking Acid Rock band. Hours of new interviews contribute to this gripping portrait of a hugely talented group of musicians who never quite fulfilled their potential.
Reviews: 6
IWAS
Finally, a long overdue book on one of the 60's most overlooked R&B power bands. While the omission of input from Alan Price is regretable, overall, the book covers lots of ground. Author Sean Egan does a good job of highlighting a time and era that many people today still find fascinating. Why wasn't Eric Burdon a huge star? That question is never really answered by Egan, but he does a wonderful job of relating the gory details of this band's numerous financial disasters. This is a good book to have, especially since it is nearly impossible to get ahold of Eric Burdon's biography,"I Used To Be An Animal, But I'm Alright Now." Fans of the group will not be disappointed. Egan could have delved deeper into the personal lives a bit more for my taste. As it is, he focuses on the music, which is what is important anyway. A great discography puts the final touches on this long overdue story of one of rock's great bands from 1960's England.
olgasmile
I really enjoyed it. I like reading about Rock and Roll from that era. I am a fan of The Animals, but not an expert, so I learned lot of new things about them.
Helldor
This book follows The Animals from their Newcastle beginnings to their 1994 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including discussions of The Animals changing lineups, evolving musical styles, and tempestuous reunions. To me, this book was far more interesting than either of Eric Burdon's biographies, both of which spent too much time talking about his partying and too little time talking about the music. And isn't the music what it's all about?
Of particular interest to me are the interviews with band members describing their opinions of the various songs the band recorded, the songs they liked and disliked, how the songs were selected, and who contributed what to the arrangements. Also of interest are discussions of the infighting and ego-clashes that ultimately destroyed the band before its time.
Author Sean Egan is not shy about weighing-in with his own evaluations of particular songs, and I found myself disagreeing with him in many cases (as when he proclaims that the British take of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" is superior to the version released in America). But disagreeing about songs is part of the fun, right?
Band members Hilton Valentine and John Steel come across as thoroughly likeable and down-to-earth, Chas Chandler as possessing a steady business-sense which didn't flower until after the band's demise, Alan Price as somewhat prickly and distant (he did not make himself available for interviews), and Eric Burdon as charmingly-but-maddeningly vain and unpredictable, often throwing a wrench into the band's best-laid plans.
I've focused on the early Animals, but the book follows the band through the Eric Burdon and The Animals psychedelic era and beyond. This book goes a long way towards filling a void about a band that's had far too little written and said about it.
in waiting
Along with the Yardbirds, the Animals were the great overlooked band when it came to 60s biographies. No more. Yardites were finally rewarded last year with Greg Russo's exhaustive tome, ULTIMATE RAVE UP. Here, Sean Egan chronicles Newcastle's finest in a lucid and engaging bio that highlights the Geordies' thrilling music, clashing personalities and disaster-prone management. Good points: a thorough run-through of the band's history, freckled with commentary about their records, interesting road stories and a rock solid analysis about why the Animals were unable to build upon their massive early success. (Hints: Mike Jeffery; a lack of songwriting talent). The insightful interviews with John Steel, Hilton Valentine, Vic Briggs, Dave Rowberry, Zoot Money and Eric Burdon are the best part of this book. Bad points: Not enough photos; no commentary from Alan Price (though that's not Egan's fault, Price refused); and Egan's silly conclusion that the New Animals made better music than the originals (be honest - do YOU prefer "San Franciscan Nights" to "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"?). Perhaps Price's instincts were sound - all of his ex-bandmates trash him, especially Burdon and Steel. On the other hand, Price's hoarding of the "House of the Rising Sun" royalties looks all the more suspicious when he refuses to defend himself. The erratic Burdon comes off as alternately charismatic, gutsy, obnoxious, backstabbing and goofy - sometimes all of the above on one page. Chas Chandler's role as the band's muscle and soul is contrasted by the others' assertion that he really couldn't play the bass that well. Hilton Valentine's LSD collapse is addressed tactfully, while John Steel comes off as the most likeable Animal - a laid-back guy with a talent for putting things in perspective. Given how volatile they were, it's amazing the Animals were able to get as far as they did. These guys made the Who look harmonious. If you're a fan of the band (or 60s Brit-rock), this book is for you. Just don't expect a happy ending.
Fecage
If you have an interest in the history of the Animals, from their Alan Price Combo days thru the "new" Animals, and to the two reunion albums of the original band, you'll enjoy this book. It covers all the appropriate bases, and has extensive comment by the band members (or most of the band members, I should say, since a few did not cooperative with the author, particularly Alan Price, who does not come off too well at the hands of his bandmates). The author seems to have a very objective view of the band's output on record. I found myself agreeing with his comments on songs and albums (some of which are very positive and some very negative--the Animals were, if anything, uneven) probably 95% of the time, and where we disagree, the differences were minor (he complements Inside Looking Out, just not as much as I would, etc.). One or two caveats--there are many typos and the prose is pretty prosaic. The book is very much focused on the band, and does not offer very much insight into the times and settings, so it is definitely geared towards fans of the group. If this is you, I recommend the book.
Jonariara
excellent hitory of a great band