Saturday, October 04, 2008
Alan Price was the original keyboardist for the early British Invasion group The Animals from its formation until he left it behind in 1965. Striking out on his own, he formed the Alan Price Set, who were moderately popular in the UK, though nowhere near as successful as his first group. Sadly, many of the band's albums are long out of print and have not yet been reissued on compact disc.
This song, "Poor People" comes from the 1973 Lindsay Anderson film O Lucky Man! to which Price contributed most of the soundtrack. The way the economy's going, we might all be poor people soon.