Eric Burdon has joined with producer Brendan Benson and Cincinnati rockers The Greenhornes for a four-song EP, Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes. I trust you will find the music as I do powerful, gripping and immediate.
Burdon borrowed the term from Winston Churchill, Britain’s prime minister during World War II, who referred to the “black dog of depression” to describe his periods of deep despair. “I thought, ‘That’s a really interesting concept,’ and that gave birth to the song,” Burdon says. “Now I’m finding black dogs in the neighborhood that are kind to me, and I’m finding that I have no fear. I’m putting my hands through fences and stroking these dogs. It’s amazing how music can make things happen like that.”
Listen to the track, “Black Dog” over at Rolling Stone Magazine: http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/ericburdon.html
You can also listen to another sensational track via Sound Cloud, “Out of My Mind”. I can’t wait to own this EP, which will be released on 180 gram vinyl only on Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” Nov. 23rd on Readymade Records. The EP will also be released digitally on Nov. 27th.