|Studio album by the Ramones|
|Released||May 19, 1986|
|Genre||Punk rock, rock|
|Label||Sire, Beggars Banquet Records|
Animal Boy is the ninth studio album by the American punk band the Ramones. It featured the songs "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)", written as a protest at President Ronald Reagan's visit to the Bitburg cemetery in West Germany; "Somebody Put Something in My Drink", written by Richie Ramone, the band's drummer from 1983 to 1987; and "Love Kills", Dee Dee Ramone's ode to deceased friend Sid Vicious.
|1.||"Somebody Put Something in My Drink"||Richie Ramone||3:23|
|2.||"Animal Boy"||Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone||1:50|
|3.||"Love Kills"||Dee Dee Ramone||2:19|
|4.||"Apeman Hop"||Dee Dee Ramone||2:02|
|5.||"She Belongs to Me"||Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir||3:54|
|6.||"Crummy Stuff"||Dee Dee Ramone||2:06|
|7.||"My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)"||Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir||3:55|
|8.||"Mental Hell"||Joey Ramone||2:38|
|9.||"Eat That Rat"||Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone||1:37|
|10.||"Freak of Nature"||Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone||1:32|
|11.||"Hair of the Dog"||Joey Ramone||2:19|
|12.||"Something to Believe In"||Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir||4:09|
- Swedish rock band Sator recorded a cover version of "Mental Hell" for the 2002 tribute album, The Song Ramones the Same.
- Finnish melodic death metal band Children of Bodom recorded a cover of "Somebody Put Something In My Drink" for the American release of their 2005 album, Are You Dead Yet?
- American punk band Trashlight Vision recorded a cover version of "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" for their 2006 debut album, Alibis and Ammunition.
- American punk band Iron Chic recorded a cover version of "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" for their 2013 EP, Spooky Action.
- The vocalist/bassist Nick Oliveri recorded a cover of "Mental Hell" for his 2007 album "Dead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrails" with his punk rock-stoner rock band Mondo Generator.
- Joey Ramone – Lead vocals (all but 3 and 9)
- Johnny Ramone – Lead guitar
- Dee Dee Ramone – Bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (3, 9)
- Richie Ramone – Drums, backing vocals
- Walter Lure - extra guitar (on some tracks)
- Jean Beauvoir - Producer, Co-Mixer
- Jorge Esteban - Engineer
- Grant Gillett - Assistant Engineer
- Anders Oredson - Co-Mixer
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