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(YouTube)   Eric Burdon is 73 today, still trying to get out of this place. (bonus: backup by Paul Shaffer and CBS musicians)   (youtube.com) divider line 28
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2014-05-11 09:18:48 AM
It's great to see Eric getting some love, but back-up by Paul Shaffer is a "bonus"? I'm Crying.

Credit where credit is due, though -- I have to admit it's pretty cool that Paul busted out an old Vox Continental for the gig.
 
2014-05-11 10:01:35 AM
I'll Spill the Wine and take the girl in his honor.
 
2014-05-11 10:05:40 AM
If I understand subby, this is the guy from the animals who sung "we got to get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do."

Which was one of my dads favorite songs and something he told me they cranked up and jammed out to in Vietnam.
 
2014-05-11 10:12:29 AM
Go on, go get it, Eggman
 
2014-05-11 10:43:41 AM
Imma go paint some little white houses
 
2014-05-11 10:55:13 AM
Animals' "Story of Bo Diddley" and their cover of "Paint it Black" are just so much fun. Never got into War, tho.
 
2014-05-11 11:07:11 AM
He's getting closer.
 
2014-05-11 11:32:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig4jQrofnBI

 Eric at the peak of his power.  The finest frontman by far of any band in the 60's or 70's.
 
2014-05-11 12:53:29 PM
Awesome.

I'd like to see him in concert before he retires.
 
kth
2014-05-11 12:57:25 PM
House of the Rising Sun

It always amuses me that the look like the Gryffindor quidditch team.
 
2014-05-11 01:46:52 PM
great voice, always loved him, and Alan Price too
 
2014-05-11 01:50:17 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: great voice, always loved him, and Alan Price too


I like Alan Price too, but I didn't know about the controversy between him and the others over House of the Rising Sun royalties.
 
2014-05-11 03:06:21 PM

JolobinSmokin: If I understand subby, this is the guy from the animals who sung "we got to get outta this place, if it's the last thing we ever do."

Which was one of my dads favorite songs and something he told me they cranked up and jammed out to in Vietnam.


This.

I have a lot if Vietnam veteran friends and it was THE theme song.
 
2014-05-11 03:31:18 PM
The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)
 
2014-05-11 04:21:11 PM
Will this be the year he find a guru?

http://youtu.be/z7lASc4EqOg
 
2014-05-11 05:07:53 PM

Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)


Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.
 
2014-05-11 05:28:35 PM
yeah, Alan Price was known to be a dick, even tho i luv his stuff.
He took all the credit for their arrangement of House... even tho they all worked on it
 
2014-05-11 08:45:43 PM

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: He took all the credit for their arrangement of House... even tho they all worked on it


Which is even funnier when you realize that house of the rising sun is an old folk song, and their version was even a cover itself...

//still, best version i've heard.
 
2014-05-11 09:35:41 PM

Lorelle: Awesome.

I'd like to see him in concert before he retires.


I can't imagine it would be too hard (or expensive) for you... I saw him about 13 years ago for practically free at a racetrack in Chicago.  Was good, but, he's basically doing the casino circuit now.
 
2014-05-12 02:17:11 AM

DrBenway: Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)

Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.


And Paul has had a long, varied, and prestigious history as a session musician.
 
2014-05-12 02:39:35 AM
Paul Shaffer's involvement is never a bonus.
 
2014-05-12 09:42:51 AM

lindalouwho: DrBenway: Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)

Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.

And Paul has had a long, varied, and prestigious history as a session musician.


Schaffer has been talking about retiring for years, and I think he basically said he was leaving in 2015 himself in the last year or so.... I don't have any doubts that Letterman leaving is partially tied to Schaffer wanting to get out.

Now, obviously Colbert doesn't have a 'house band' he is bringing in from his show, so, not sure if he might try to keep some of the musicians currently in the band with a new band leader, or just bring in a totally new "house band".

On the late late show side, does Ferguson even have a "band" that he interacts with really, I'm not aware of it...
 
2014-05-12 10:01:07 AM

dletter: lindalouwho: DrBenway: Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)

Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.

And Paul has had a long, varied, and prestigious history as a session musician.

Schaffer has been talking about retiring for years, and I think he basically said he was leaving in 2015 himself in the last year or so.... I don't have any doubts that Letterman leaving is partially tied to Schaffer wanting to get out.

Now, obviously Colbert doesn't have a 'house band' he is bringing in from his show, so, not sure if he might try to keep some of the musicians currently in the band with a new band leader, or just bring in a totally new "house band".

On the late late show side, does Ferguson even have a "band" that he interacts with really, I'm not aware of it...


Ferguson doesn't have a band, he's often complained (in his own way) said the show won't budget for it.

Don't see Colbert keeping any of the musicians - doesn't usually work that way. As far as anything late night and network, I've only seen SNL add/take away/have leave musicians. Shaffer was in that band for maybe 5 years along the way.
 
2014-05-12 10:37:09 AM

lindalouwho: dletter: lindalouwho: DrBenway: Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)

Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.

And Paul has had a long, varied, and prestigious history as a session musician.

Schaffer has been talking about retiring for years, and I think he basically said he was leaving in 2015 himself in the last year or so.... I don't have any doubts that Letterman leaving is partially tied to Schaffer wanting to get out.

Now, obviously Colbert doesn't have a 'house band' he is bringing in from his show, so, not sure if he might try to keep some of the musicians currently in the band with a new band leader, or just bring in a totally new "house band".

On the late late show side, does Ferguson even have a "band" that he interacts with really, I'm not aware of it...

Ferguson doesn't have a band, he's often complained (in his own way) said the show won't budget for it.

Don't see Colbert keeping any of the musicians - doesn't usually work that way. As far as anything late night and network, I've only seen SNL add/take away/have leave musicians. Shaffer was in that band for maybe 5 years along the way.


Agreed... although I don't know that I look at the Late Show band and think of them as "old in the tooth" that they need to be totally replaced... although Colbert might just want to make his own "mark".... but, in all of the other cases of switch-overs, either the band itself was all together pretty old (Carson's band), or, the slot being taken over, whomever they were replacing was taking their band with them, or whomever was taking over already had a show and was bringing in their own band, so, the new show needed to bring in it's own (Letterman->Conan, Conan->Fallon, Leno->Conan, Fallon->Myers, Leno->Fallon, etc)..... Letterman->Colbert will probably only have a similarity to Carson->Leno, with the addition that Letterman's band isn't as old in the tooth as Letterman's band, although again, Colbert will probably just want to establish his own thing.
 
2014-05-12 10:47:27 AM

dletter: lindalouwho: dletter: lindalouwho: DrBenway: Li'l Robbie: The differnce is that Burdon wants to leave "this place" voluntarily.  Shaffer and his merry men
are being forced out.  (The difference between "retired" and "fired".)

Not sure what you're getting at -- do you think Colbert should hold over the band after Letterman retires? Dave and Paul are kind of joined at the hip; all those guys have had a pretty sweet gig for a long, long time. It's not like they're going to have to be out busking in subway stations for change.

And Paul has had a long, varied, and prestigious history as a session musician.

Schaffer has been talking about retiring for years, and I think he basically said he was leaving in 2015 himself in the last year or so.... I don't have any doubts that Letterman leaving is partially tied to Schaffer wanting to get out.

Now, obviously Colbert doesn't have a 'house band' he is bringing in from his show, so, not sure if he might try to keep some of the musicians currently in the band with a new band leader, or just bring in a totally new "house band".

On the late late show side, does Ferguson even have a "band" that he interacts with really, I'm not aware of it...

Ferguson doesn't have a band, he's often complained (in his own way) said the show won't budget for it.

Don't see Colbert keeping any of the musicians - doesn't usually work that way. As far as anything late night and network, I've only seen SNL add/take away/have leave musicians. Shaffer was in that band for maybe 5 years along the way.

Agreed... although I don't know that I look at the Late Show band and think of them as "old in the tooth" that they need to be totally replaced... although Colbert might just want to make his own "mark".... but, in all of the other cases of switch-overs, either the band itself was all together pretty old (Carson's band), or, the slot being taken over, whomever they were replacing was taking their band with them, or whomever was taking over already had a show and was bringing in their own band, so, the new show needed to bring in it's own (Letterman->Conan, Conan->Fallon, Leno->Conan, Fallon->Myers, Leno->Fallon, etc)..... Letterman->Colbert will probably only have a similarity to Carson->Leno, with the addition that Letterman's band isn't as old in the tooth as Letterman's band, although again, Colbert will probably just want to establish his own thing.


I'm thinking it also has just as much to do with what the musicians want. Tho they are all professionals, maybe you can't just...make a band?

/old-school train of thought, of course
 
2014-05-12 01:04:47 PM
Granted, obviously what the musicians want comes into play.... I am just thinking the Late Show gig has to be a pretty good gig, so, if you could make sure you didn't lose it, I would think you wouldn't want to.
 
2014-05-12 01:53:54 PM
Maybe before he leaves the planet Eric Burdon will tell us what he knows about the death of Jimi Hendrix.  Until then, he's kindof a dick in my book..
 
2014-05-12 02:23:12 PM

dletter: Granted, obviously what the musicians want comes into play.... I am just thinking the Late Show gig has to be a pretty good gig, so, if you could make sure you didn't lose it, I would think you wouldn't want to.


Agreed. And settling down in one city has to be priceless to some.
 
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