THE ANIMALS - 'I'm Crying'/'Take It Easy' (Columbia DB.7354) Sept 1964
This was the ultra cool follow up single that The Animals unleashed after their million selling number 1 worldwide hit 'House Of The Rising Sun'. It could be said that the latter record lit the touch paper for thousands of American kids to form their own rock group.
'I'm Crying' written by Eric Burdon and Alan Price is a pulsating R'n'B gem with prominant organ, some wild guitar breaks and Burdon's great vocal performance. He seems to get faster as the song progresses and is singing with lung bursting shouts by the end of the song.
'Take It Easy' on the flip, another Burdon/Price song, is a restrained R'n'B tune that would have been wild with a faster tempo.
Mickie Most produced.
THE ANIMALS - I'm Crying