The best rock songs of the 70s (The Animals – We gotta get out of this place)
The marriage of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote in 1965 for The Animals the single "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", one of the songs with the greatest commercial impact of the British group.
Produced by Mickey Most in Columbia, the song is instrumentally highlighted by the sinuous bass line of Chas Chandler, the future discoverer of Jimi Hendrix. At his side, in the recording of the single, were the guitarist Hilton Valentine, the keyboardist Dave Rowberry, the drummer John Peel and the great singer Eric Burdon, who with his fierce vocal bill expresses his desire to escape, to leave "that place "With your partner, and look for a better future. Tired of working, of being a slave. The theme became a hit with American troops in the Vietnam War. Normal to want to leave that site.
In 1978 the rock group Blue Oyster Cult covered "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" as the closing of their LP "Some Enchanted Evening".