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I Used To Be an Animal, But I'm All Right Now

Burdon, Eric
The pages are lightly browned, the back cover has a small nick at its head as well as a small bump on its lower edge. The book is otherwise in immaculate condition and appears unread. "The rock world has generated scores of books by music journalists and pop historians but few autobiographies, and here rock-blues singer Burdon, who led the Animals to international fame in the '60s, reveals the inner sanctum of the rock scene in a way that shows the limitations of outsiders' efforts. With telling observations, he chronicles his Newcastle childhood (attending a school sandwiched between a slaughterhouse and a shipyard), London R & B clubs of the early '60s, gigs in the U.S. (where Burdon played a key role in trying to break down racial barriers), orgiastic sex, endless parties and ""years of lunacy,'' recording-business ripoffs and his acquaintance with other stars such as Dylan, Jagger, Lennon, Joplin, Morrison and Hendrix. The author's considerable writing skill makes his escapades especially vivid and captures the winding down of the psychedelic era with hauntingly descriptive details, as, for example, in his portrait of paranoia in Los Angeles after the Sharon Tate murders." (Publisher's weekly review 03.01.1987) Eric Burdon was ranked 57th in Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time (2.12. 2010)
Published 1986 Faber and Faber London
ISBN 0571134920


Condition Jacket Condition Binding Size
Very Good N/A Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Good Reading Book Reference: 17093
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