Animal Games

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Animal Games
Animal games album sleeve.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1978
Recorded1977
StudioIBC Studios, London
GenrePunk rock
LabelMCA
ProducerSimon Napier-Bell
London album chronology
Animal Games
(1978)
London The Punk Rock Collection
(1997)
Singles from Animal Games
  1. "Everyone's a Winner"
    Released: May 1977
  2. "Summer of Love"
    Released: August, 1977
  3. "Animal Games"
    Released: November, 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Animal Games is the only album recorded by the original line-up of the British punk band London.[2][3] Recorded throughout 1977 at the IBC Studios in London,[4] the album was actually released in February 1978 after the group had disbanded. The album contained all the band's singles - "Everyone's A Winner", "Summer of Love" and "Animal Games" although the mix of "Everyone's a Winner" is different from the single version. The catalogue number was MCA MCF 2823. The album was also released on music cassette TC - MCF 2823.

In 1997 Captain Oi! Records released a 'best of London' CD called London The Punk Rock Collection that contains all the tracks to be found on Animal Games.[5] Animal Games was re-released in heavy 220 gram vinyl with full original UK artwork by Malkodiria Records in 2001.[6]

The record was produced by Simon Napier-Bell and engineered by Hugh Jones and Andy Miller. The album sleeve was designed by Chris Townson.

In 2012 the band released a follow-up album to Animal Games called Reboot. [7]

Track listing/composer[edit]

Side 1

  1. No Time (Riff Regan)
  2. Animal Games (Riff Regan, Dave Wight, Jon Moss, Steve Voice)
  3. Reaction (Riff Regan & Steve Voice)
  4. Everyone's a Winner (Riff Regan)
  5. Summer of Love (Riff Regan)

Side 2

  1. Us Kids Cold (Riff Regan, Dave Wight, Jon Moss, Steve Voice)
  2. Young (Riff Regan)
  3. Good Looking Girls (Riff Regan & Steve Voice)
  4. Out On The Skids (Riff Regan & Steve Voice)
  5. Speed Speed (Riff Regan & Steve Voice)
  6. Swinging London (Riff Regan, Dave Wight, Jon Moss, Steve Voice)

Personnel[edit]

  • Riff Regan - Lead vocals
  • Jon Moss - Drums
  • Steve Voice - Bass & backing vocals
  • Dave Wight - Guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animal Games at AllMusic
  2. ^ allmusic.com biography on London
  3. ^ Rimmer, Dave (1985) Like Punk Never Happened, Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-13739-8, p. 40-42
  4. ^ Napier-Bell, Simon (2001) Black Vinyl White Powder, Ebury Press, ISBN 978-0-09-186992-2, p. 164
  5. ^ allmusic.com review of London The Punk Rock Collection
  6. ^ Malkodiria Records vinyl release of “Animal Games”
  7. ^ Bin Liner Records

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