Hear Eric Burdon’s take on For What It’s Worth

Eric Burdon has been talking to Uncut about his new take on the Buffalo Springfield classic For What It’s Worth to mark his 76th birthday, fifty years on from the song’s original release. Why this song and why now? Well, as Burdon explains: “The message is clear. Racism is back, stronger than it ever has been. The struggle between the sexes is at a boiling point. Violence is out of control. Our very home planet is under threat. It’s time to grow up and take responsibility. We must wake up before it’s too late. Everything we believed in, everything people fought and died for in the ’60s, is under attack today.”

You can read the full interview at Uncut and hear the new recording at the same place.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan’s music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That’s not much to ask, is it?

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