We Got ta Get Out Of This Place

Happy birthday John Steel – 69 today.

The ANimals are probably best known for House of the Rising Sun, but it always makes me feel sad.

2 Responses to We Got ta Get Out Of This Place

  1. Andrei says:

    I would think that the animals would have been best known for this song.

    It was an anthem for GIs “in country” during the Vietnam War.

    I played the signature basso ostinato in an arrangement of this song at intermediate school for a school concert, nearly dislocated my poor little pinky doing so but it was worth it – I got to play the piano and bass that day, the piano was very hard work and the bass was boring – basically just tonics and fifths on the beat because anything else threw the singers who were little kids but that song was fun to play.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    Andrei, I always appreciate your contributions to these clips. I suspected someone with your musical knowledge must be a musician, now you’ve confirmed it.

    Like

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