Sunday, March 20, 2005

New Orleans's Animal Attraction

The Los Angeles Times reports that archaeologists believe they've found New Orleans' original House of the Rising Sun.

Eric Burdon gave reporter Scott Gold an insightful quote about New Orleans: "I like to call New Orleans the cradle of the best of the worst. The place is reeking of death. It is as dark a town as it is light."

Gold did not solicit a comment from Alan Price, who's credited as the sole arranger of the Animals' hit version of "The House of the Rising Sun." Perhaps he realizes how difficult it would be to grow a new head.