Animal Army

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"Animal Army"
Animal Army.jpg
Single by Babylon Zoo
from the album The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes
B-side "Animal Army (Arthur Plays With Animals)
Animal Army (Babylon Bass Mix
Animal Army (Arthur Dubs With Animals)"
Released 2 April 1996
Format CD, Cassette, 12"
Recorded 1995
Genre Space rock
Alternative rock
Label EMI
Songwriter(s) Jas Mann
Producer(s) Jas Mann
Steve Power
Babylon Zoo singles chronology
"Spaceman"
(1996)
"Animal Army"
(1996)
"The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes"
(1996)
"Spaceman"
(1996)
"Animal Army"
(1996)
"The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes"
(1996)

"Animal Army" is a song by Babylon Zoo, released in April 1996 as the second single from their first album The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes and the follow-up to the band's UK chart-topping debut single "Spaceman". It was unable to duplicate the success of its predecessor, reaching #17 in the UK Singles Chart[1] and vanishing after a further week in the Top 40.[2] In Australia, "Animal Army" peaked at #59 in June 1996, and spent 6 weeks in the top 100 ARIA singles chart.[3]

Reception[edit]

A Select writer was harshly critical of the single, saying: "No amount of nudity, drugs or free stuff would help make this low-rent gothic mush any better."[4] Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, in reviewing the track, opined that "it isn't nearly as good as ['Spaceman']."[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD Promo Single 1996 EMI (CDEMDJ 425)
  1. Animal Army (7" Edit) - 3.58
CD Single (12" has identical listing) 1996 EMI (CDEM 425)
  1. Animal Army (7" Edit) 3.58
  2. Animal Army (Arthur Plays With Animals) 10.47
  3. Animal Army (Babylon Bass Mix) 6.54
  4. Animal Army (Arthur Dubs With Animals) 10.58
Cassette Single
  1. Animal Army (7" Edit)
  2. Animal Army (Arthur Plays With Animals)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1996-04-27/
  2. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1996-05-11/
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ a b "New Singles". Select. April 1996. p. 107. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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