Back in the sixties, The Animals were a major British Invasion band. At one point, they were almost as popular as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Yardbirds. But over the years they have faded and became almost unknown, probably because the band never really developed any songwriting talent, However, they became popular for their great rhythm and blues covers dominated by Eric Burdon's distinctive vocals and Alan Price's haunting organ work. After a couple albums, Price would quit the group, and Eric Burdon reformed the group as Eric Burdon and the New Animals. This new incarnation embraced psychedelic drugs and turned from blues-rock to psychedelic rock.