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October 22nd, 2012 By Mike Breen | Music | Posted In: Local Music, Music News

The Greenhornes Team with An Animal

New collaborative EP featuring Eric Burdon and Cincnnati's Greenhornes due Nov. 23

burdhornesEric Burdon & The Greenhornes EP cover

Cincinnati Garage Rock superheroes The Greenhornes made a big splash with their comeback album ★★★★, released in 2010 on pal Jack White's Third Man Records, but after some touring behind the acclaimed LP, the band hasn't made so much as a peep. For Record Store Day's nationwide "Black Friday" celebration on Nov. 23, the band is finally giving fans a little more. And they teamed up with a very special guest for the occasion.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Brendan Benson — a bandmate of The Greenhornes' Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler in The Raconteurs with Jack White — performed with legendary vocalist Eric Burdon of The Animals at South By Southwest earlier this year and was inspired to team Burdon up with the ’Hornes, a band very influenced by The Animals' early records.

Benson brought the two entities together at a Nashville studio and, a day and a half later, emerged with a four-song EP.

The self-titled Eric Burdon and The Greenhornes EP (I would have named it The Burdhornes, but nobody asked) will be released on 180-gram vinyl by Readymade Records for Black Friday, with a digital release following on Nov. 27. Both versions are available for pre-order now here.

Though just four songs long, the EP shows The Greenhornes' members still have an incredible telepathic bond, while the 71-year-old Burdon's still super soulful vocals fit in perfectly. "Black Dog" and "Can You Win" are dirty, riff-driven slices of sublime, vintage Rock & Roll, while "Out of My Mind" slinks along to an hypnotic, electric piano-guided slow burn. Closing track "Cab Driver" sounds like a jokey outtake, with Burdon singing goofy lyrics in a non-specific accent and the band seemingly just jamming around behind him. As loose and kind of silly as it is, it's still a fun, humorous listen.

Check out "Out of My Mind" here and "Black Dog" here (via Rolling Stone).

 
 
10.24.2012 at 03:52 Reply

No CD release? For shame!

 

 
 
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