I remember hearing this song a lot as a kid. “House of the Rising Sun” was probably on every single one of my dad’s 60’s mix tapes. He’d play them when we were in his car on trips around the country or on his then, state of the art music sound system.
Even as a child, I felt the presence of something out of the ordinary, a note of something other.
The version by The Animals is my favourite, but even when I hear covers, I still get that “hairs standing on end” vibe. Does anyone else get a supernatural type feeling when they listen to “House of the Rising Sun”?
Eric Burdon’s growly voice is awesome and sinister or maybe that should be awesomely sinister!
Are you a fan of “House of the Rising”? Do you hear something a little creepy in it? Do you have a favourite version?