Animal Now

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Animal Now
Animal Now (album).jpg
Studio album by The Ruts D.C.
Released 1981
Recorded I.C.C. Eastbourne; Farmyard Studios; The Manor.
Genre Punk rock
Length 39:35
Label Virgin Records
Producer John Brand, The Ruts DC
The Ruts D.C. chronology
Grin & Bear It
Animal Now
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Animal Now is an album by British punk band The Ruts D.C., following a name change from "The Ruts". It was released in 1981 on Virgin Records. The album is notable for having some interesting run-out etchings on the vinyl. The Side A etching reads "BEWARE...", while the Side B etching reads "...THE CURSE OF ODIN"

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Ruffy, John Jennings, Gary Barnacle and Paul Fox

Side A[edit]

  1. "Mirror Smashed" 3:27
  2. "Dangerous Minds" 3:34
  3. "Slow Down" 4:23
  4. "Despondency" 3:48
  5. "Different View" 4:01

Side B[edit]

  1. "No Time To Kill" 4:37
  2. "Fools" 6:34
  3. "Walk Or Run" 3:28
  4. "Parasites" 5:25


  • John "Segs" Jennings: Vocals, Keyboards, Bass
  • Paul Fox: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
  • Dave Ruffy: Vocals, Drums, Piano Strings, Percussion
  • Gary Barnacle: Tenor, Alto, Baritone & Soprano Saxophones, Synthesized Saxophones, Keyboards
  • Bill Barnacle: Trumpet on "Dangerous Minds" & "Fools"
  • Louise Freedman: Additional Vocals on "No Time To Kill"


  • Produced By The Ruts D.C. & John Brand
  • Engineered By John Brand


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