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Thread #60753   Message #974552
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
30-Jun-03 - 07:21 AM
Thread Name: Same song but ....
Subject: RE: Same song but ....
The House of the Rising Sun" comments are interesting. To me, The Animals simply took a hammer to Bob Dylan's version. Where Dylan builds up the tension of the song beautifully over a number of verses -with lovely folkie twists and turns in his vocal, The Animals were blasting away from the first few seconds - talk about lack of subtlety. However, to be fair, I'm sure producer Micky Most ( recently deceased ) wasn't into subtlety but just wanted to get the message across - fast!