“Winds Of Change” by Eric Burdon and The Animals - album review

TJR says

The unclean anti-pop of “Winds Of Change” was, thankfully, a million miles from the preceding cabaret pop of “Eric Is Here” from earlier in the year. The “change” is quite astonishing actually. And, for the first time, it’s an album of original material (the Stones “Paint It Black” is the only cover), with 10 of the 11 songs having been collectively penned by the new five-piece group. Two members survive from Animals mkI – Eric Burdon and drummer Barry Jenkins, who had joined Animals mkI when John Steel left in February 1966. The new line up also features guitarist Vic Briggs, bassist Danny McCulloch and electric violinist John Weider. “Winds Of Change” is a very literal title; the album has the sound of waves washing over the title-track as Burdon’s new group embraces the new era of psychedelia. Monks moan en masse on the sensational “Black Plague”. Check this out: “The yet clean peasant pounds upon the castle door, for it is safer inside the walls. Their knocking pounds a dull tone across the quiet, deserted courtyard. The bodies of unfortunates bloat in the hot sun, outside the castle walls. And ones ignorant of all facts plunder the diseased corpses for remaining riches.” Another highlight is served with “Yes, I Am Experienced”, an answer song to Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced”, which was still unreleased at the time the “answer” was recorded. It’s little wonder that this album was shipped out “hot off the press”, and “Winds Of Change” stands as The Animals finest hour…

The Jukebox Rebel
05-Oct-2009

A1 [06:20] 9.4.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Winds Of Change (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
A2 [06:05] 7.3.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Poem By The Sea (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
A3 [03:40] 6.6.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Paint It, Black (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) Psychedelia
A4 [03:24] 10.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - The Black Plague (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Moodcore
A5 [05:25] 8.3.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Yes I Am Experienced (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Proto-Punk
B1 [04:00] 7.4.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - San Franciscan Nights (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B2 [04:20] 7.9.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Man - Woman (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B3 [02:50] 7.7.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Hotel Hell (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B4 [02:15] 7.1.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Good Times (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Cerebral Pop
B5 [03:20] 6.4.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Anything (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Songwriter
B6 [02:50] 7.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - It’s All Meat (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Proto-Punk




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