Rock 'n' Roll All Star Jam (2009)
Chris O' Toole finds much that is appealing in the reissue of celebratory 1985 concert 'Rock 'n' Roll Jam', which saw, surrounded by an all-star cast, the billing of two of rock 'n' roll's two greatest performers , Chuck Bery and Bo Diddley
The Animals and Beyond (2009)
While filmed in 1991 and missing out on almost twenty years in his extraordinary career, Malcolm Carter finds the reissue of documentary film 'The Animals and Beyond' providing plenty of insight into the life of sixties legend Eric Burdon
John Clarkson speaks to indie group the Electric Cinema about their reformation after a hiatus of eleven years and their just released second album, 'Animals + Gods'.
60's icon and Animals front man Eric Burdon speaks with Lisa Torem about performing, improvising and the influence of his Newcastle upbringing
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Interview with Mick Gallagher
John Clarkson speaks to Mick Gallagher, the keyboardist with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, about his group's history, and a new collection, 'The Studio Album Collection', which brings together all of Dury's work
Ex-front man with the Auteurs and Black Box Recorder Luke Haines speaks to Denzil Watson about his fifth solo album ' Rock and Roll Animals', a concept record for adults and children
Eric Burdon, the front man with influential 60's blues group the Animals, talks to Lisa Torem about his band's career and legacy
Gabby Young and Other Animals
New Pennyblackmusic writer Paul Waller speaks to singer-songwriter and folk artist Gabby Young about her former training in opera, her band Other Animals and their debut album, 'We're All in This Together'
Book - Ric Rawlins
Rise of the Super Furry Animals
Adrian Huggins enjoys Ric Rawlins' new biography about anarchic Welsh rockers, the Super Furry Animals
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
With a new box set out on both CD and vinyl which collects all eight of Ian Dury's albums, Tony Gaughan looks back on Dury and his band the Blockheads' extraordinary career
In the first of four 'Photoscapes' dedicated to the Bluedot Festival Amanda J. Window photographs Anna Calvi and Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals.
Festival Park, Elgin, Illinois, 24/8/2013
Lisa Torem watches 60's blues veteran Eric Burdon with a new line-up of the Animals play a tight set of classic and new material at Festival Park in Elgin, Illinois
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Naperville Rib Fest, Naperville, 3/7/2010
Lisa Torem at the Naperville Rib Fest watches 60's singer Eric Burdon with a new line-up of his band the Animals play a riveting and phenonomal set of blues rock
Super Furry Animals
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...' Adrian Huggins writes about his ten favourite songs by Welsh eccentric indie rockers, Super Furry Animals
Gig of a Lifetime
Super Furry Animals, International Arena, Cardiff, December 1999
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', in which a different Pennyblackmusic writer writes of a once in a lifetime gig, Dan Cressey writes of going to a gig by offbeat indie rockers Super Furry Animals in their hometown of Cardiff
In an occasional series to promote the more unusual activities of musicians, Ben Howarth writes about Vostok 5, an exhibition on people and animals in space put together by Darren Hayman and four toher London based musicians