Dean's holding and playing an early Pearlcaster.
Eric Burdon Live in Vegas. Dean Playing his Pearlcaster. serial # 002
The day Dean picked out his Pearlcaster he played about 30 different guitars in my shop. The guitars in my shop are all pretty nice and he was having an extremely hard time finding the best one. He was consequently an hour late for sound check. He tried about 4 different Pearlcasters and he settled on my own personal Serial # 002. I wasn't using it too much so I decided that I would let it go. He wanted me to change the blue pickguard to white and change the LSR Tuners to Sperzels, He also wanted a special wiring system and Seymour Duncan pickups.
Myself and Rod Miller my shop chief delivered the guitar to him backstage about 10 seconds before the show had to start. We never expected him to use it that night, but he picked it up played a couple of riffs and said "Cool".
Much to our surprise he played the guitar the whole night except for one song. That is a first for me. and I deliver guitars to people regularly at shows like this. Anyway during House of the Rising Sun which was the first song I ever learned to play I was on Cloud 9 seeing my guitar up there with Eric Burdon.
Words cannot describe the feeling !!!!!!!!!
"Through it all ... one constant companion has never abandoned me ...
my first true love: singing. It's been the savior of many a poor boy,
and God I know I'm one."
Greatest Recordings According To
There are hundreds more, I am sure I have missed some other great ones
|House Of The Rising Sun||Hey Gyp|
|Don' t Let Me Be Misunderstood,||Don't Bring Me Down|
|It's My Life||Help Me Girl|
|We Gotta Get Out Of This Place||See See Rider|
|Spill The Wine||I'm Crying|
|I'm Mad||Boom Boom|
|No More Elmore||Roadhouse Blues|
|When I was Young||San Franciscan Nights|
|Monterey (Original Version)||Sky Pilot|
|Monterey (Brian Auger Version)||I'm Gonna Change The World|
|Gonna Send You Back To Walker||Crawling King Snake|
|You Got Me Floatin||Tobacco Road Recorded With Jimi Hendrix|
|Paint It Black||Maudie|
|Little Wing||Gin House Blues|
|Talkin' 'Bout You||In The Night|
|The Story of Bo Diddley||Bury My Body|
|Over The Border||Devil Slide|
Eric's Bass Player "Chas Chandler" discovered Jimi Hendrix
and managed his whole career until he died. ( red
Brian Jones the actual founding member of The Stones, (It was
his band) is quoted as saying
The Animals were
directly 4 weeks after the Beatles with
"House of the Rising Sun"
Eric was the last person to see Jimi Hendrix alive before
This great picture, was obviously taken in the wake of the Beatles.
See how the boys combed their hair down, it wasn't even long yet
Photo By Ed Roman
Eric, The Dragonlady & Richie Scarlet 1997
Richie & myself are probably Eric Burdon's
two biggest fans
Dave Meros playing a bass that Ed Roman custom made for especially for him.
Jimi Hendrix was originally discovered and managed until his death by Chas Chandler who was Eric Burdon's original Bass player In the Animals.
Eric was very tight with Jimi, In fact he was with him the night he died.
Many notable people in the industry have called Eric Burdon, the "best blues singer to ever come out of England".
I am very honored to know Eric and to build all of Dean Restum's Guitars. These Guys are still on the road and laying down some of the best Rock Blues Music you will ever hear. If they come to your town you would be a fool not to catch Eric Burdon & The New Animals.
Partial Discography Ed Roman has 400 Eric Burdon tunes on his Ipod
|House Of The Rising Sun||Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood||Tobacco Road (With Jimi Hendrix)||We Gotta Get Out Of This Place|
|See See Rider||Sky Pilot||Monterey||Little Wing|
|When I Was Young||San Franciscan Nights||Roadhouse Blues||Gonna Send You Back To Walker|
|Spill The Wine||The Night||Help Me Girl||Crawling Kingsnake|
|Gin House Blues||Maudie||Hey Gyp||I Put A Spell On You|
|Boom Boom||Ring Of Fire||Inside Lookin' Out||Paint It Black|
|It's My Life||Don't Bring Me Down||I'm Crying,||No More Elmore|
|Riders On The Storm||One Monkey Won't Stop The Show||It's Been A Long Time Comin'||You Got Me Floatin'|
Work In progress not finished yet
|Animalism||Never The Twain Shall Meet|
|Animalization||The Most of The Animals (Producer Mickey Most)|
|Animal Tracks||Eric Is Here|
|Eric Burdon & The Animals|