Stop (Eric Burdon Band album)

Stop is a hard rock / R&B album by the first incarnation of the Eric Burdon Band, whose line-up consisted of Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson and Terry Ryan.[1][2]

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ReleasedJuly 1975
StudioFar Out Studios, San Francisco, California and Dieter Dierks Studios, Cologne Germany)
GenreHard rock, R&B, jazz fusion
ProducerJerry Goldstein, John Sterling
Eric Burdon chronology
Sun Secrets
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The band was formed in 1971, after Burdon left his previous band War to cut an album with Jimmy Witherspoon. They recorded the 1971 album Guilty! and then, without Witherspoon, this album. Not released until July 1975, it featured no hit single, but did enjoy some American chart success, reaching both US and Canadian album charts.

The distinctive red and white gatefold sleeve, together with the plain white inner-sleeve, are die-cut octagonally in the shape of a traffic stop sign.[3] Inside the gatefold one surface bears a large black and white portrait of Burdon, based on a photograph.

Track listingEdit

  1. "City Boy" (3:50, Burdon, John Sterling)
  2. "Gotta Get it On" (2:57, John Sterling, Peter Hodgson)
  3. "The Man" (2:56, John Sterling, Jay Mitthauer, Terry Ryan)
  4. "I’m Lookin' Up“ (2:15, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson)
  5. "Rainbow" (2:39, Burdon, Kim Kesterson, Billy Ray Morris)
  6. "All I Do" (2:08, Burdon, Kim Kesterson, John Sterling)
  7. "Funky Fever" (2:48, Terry Ryan, John Sterling)
  8. "Be Mine" (8:20, John Sterling)
  9. "The Way it Should Be" (3:13, John Sterling)
  10. "Stop" (5:45, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson, Robert Haney)



  • Eric Burdon – lead vocals
  • Kim Kesterson, Randy Rice – bass guitar
  • John Sterling, Aalon Butler – guitar
  • Terry Ryan – keyboards
  • Alvin Taylor, George Suranovich – drums
  • Moses Wheelock, Alvin Taylor – percussion


  • Producer: Jerry Goldstein
  • Recording engineers: Chris Huston, Dieter Dierks
  • Remix engineers: Chris Huston, Ed Barton
  • Album design, design concept: Thomas Warkentin, Jerry Goldstein, Bob Weiner
  • Illustration (drawing): Thomas Warkentin (from photo by Jim Newport)
  • Management: Steve Gold, Far Out Management Ltd


  • In 1993, Avenue Records and Rhino Entertainment packaged the album, together with Sun Secrets, in a single re-issue, but without the song "Be Mine" (8:20) from Stop.[4]


  1. ^ Stop – The Eric Burdon Band | Credits | AllMusic
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music – Colin Larkin – Google Books
  3. ^ "The Eric Burdon Band* – Stop". Discogs. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ Sun Secrets/Stop – The Eric Burdon Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

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