I Used to Be an Animal

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I Used To Be An Animal
Studio album by Eric Burdon
Released 1988
Recorded Malibu, United States
Genre Rock, pop
Label Prime Cuts
Producer Eric Burdon, Steve Grant, Carlo Nasi
Eric Burdon chronology
Power Company
(1983)
I Used To Be An Animal
(1988)
My Secret Life
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

I Used To Be An Animal is an album by Eric Burdon from 1988. It was his first new album in almost four years. It was recorded in Malibu, USA.

Following his autobiography, I Used To Be An Animal, But I'm Alright Now, it was his comeback. "Going Back To Memphis", "Run For Your Life", "Don't Give A Damn" and "I Will Be With You Again" were released as singles worldwide. Most of the albums' titles are featured on many compilations.

Burdon mixed several pop and rock-influenced styles like jungle, new wave, disco, alternative rock, hip hop, glam metal, electronica and blues.

Track list[edit]

All songs were composed by Eric Burdon and Steve Grant except where noted.

  1. "I Used To Be An Animal" (Geoff Bastow, Eric Burdon, Michael Jackson-Clark) – 3:19
  2. "The Dream" (Burdon) – 1:33
  3. "American Dreams" – 3:36
  4. "Going Back To Memphis" – 4:12
  5. "Leo's Place" – 4:07
  6. "Run For Your Life" – 4:15
  7. "Don't Give A Damn" (Eric Burdon, Michael Jackson-Clark, Amin Sabol) – 5:00
  8. "Living in Fear" (Geoff Bastow, D. John, J. Rich) – 4:24
  9. "I Will Be With You Again" – 4:36

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sixteen Tons
  2. "New Orleans Rap"

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Geoff Bastow – arranger
  • Eric Burdon – producer
  • Steve Grant – producer
  • Chuck Johnson – engineer
  • Richard Kaplan – engineer
  • Carlo Nasi – producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( I Used to Be an Animal > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010.