Tuesday 15 March 2011

When I Was Young

On Sunday when I was lying on the bed feeling sorry for myself and shaking like a battery hen due to self induced alcoholic poisoning from the previous evening,  you would think that I would know better by now I really wanted to watch Flashback with Dennis Hopper and Kiefer Sutherland. I don't know why this film came into my mind, it probably had something to do with the discussion the previous evening on the merits of Big Audio Dynamite.

To try and take my mind off the axe which was obviously still embedded in my skull as there could be no other reason for the excruciating pain coming from that area of my body, I started thinking of other films I had seen with Kiefer Sutherland in but the only one that I could come up with was 1969, a really crap film from the late 80s which had only one redeeming feature, in that it introduced me to this song.

 I had never really listened to the Animals before. I had heard the likes of We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood and the obligatory House Of The Rising Sun, the last of these being the reason why I never investigated further as I really don't like it all that much. However when I found out that When I Was Young was by them, I went out and invested in one of those cheap cd compilations, which really wasn't that cheap in 1989 but I did like for the most part the stuff on the album, especially the gruff vocals of Eric Burdon.

Anyway, I didn't get out of bed to put on the Animals or anything as the slightest movement resulted in me seeing stars and feeling as if my head was about to explode but it did give me an idea of what song I was going to post today.

The Animals - When I Was Young


davyh said...

Thta's quite psych for The Animals isn't it? The sort of thing that wouldn't sound out of place on one of those Nuggets comps.

Sorry to hear of your recent indisposition. Was it an unusual combination of beverages, or just too many?

John Medd said...

I'm afraid there's only one real cure for a hangover. It's commonly known as hair of the dog! What makes you bad makes you better, and all that. Here's my take on The Animals. Alan Price is coming to town next month - I'm thinking of going just so that I can throw rotten fruit at him. J

George said...

This is much more like it!

Artog said...

Eric Burdon's autobiography has got one of the best titles ever: I Used To Be An Animal But I'm Alright Now. I think it would have been even better if it had been I Was A Teenage Animal But I'm Alright Now, but still very good.

I read it way back and can't really remember that much of it, just one episode really where he told Nina Simone to go and fuck herself cos she was being sniffy about their version of Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.