Eric Burdon - My Secret Life
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Eric Burdon - My Secret LifeIn his heyday, with the Animals and War, Burdon was one of pop’s most distinctive stars, blessed with a powerful blues-rock voice. Like Long John Baldry and others, Burdon has since struggled to rise above the nostalgia circuit—often with mixed results. This self-financed album is a case in point: while rocking salutes to heroes like John Lee Hooker (“Can’t Kill the Boogieman”) are welcome, Burdon’s attempts at Leonard Cohen (the title track) and ska (“Black and White World”) are over-wrought and ill-advised.




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