We have an embarrassment of birthday riches today. First up we’ll honor the late Chas Chandler, an original member of the Animals and then even more famous for “discovering” Jimi Hendrix and creating and managing The Experience through their first two albums. Here he is with the signature bass riff–the first I learned as a baby bass player in 1968 or so–of “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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