Eric Burdon and the Greenhornes

On this EP, former Animals singer Eric Burdon – who seemed to have disappeared until Bruce Springsteen invited him onstage at SXSW in March – teams with Cincinnati garage-rock trio the Greenhornes for 17 minutes of raw, rugged fun. Producer Brendan Benson lets the volume needle rock the red zone as the combo blasts through bruising meditations on dread and despair; "Cab Driver" edges close to Muslim-bashing, but "Out of My Mind" evokes the haunted blues Burdon's always done well. Ragged isn't always right here, but this taste leaves you wanting more.

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