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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1966
Recorded9 January–4 July 1966
GenreRock, blues rock, rhythm and blues
ProducerTom Wilson
The Animals US chronology
The Best of The Animals

Animalization is the fourth American album by British rock group The Animals, and was released in August 1966 on MGM Records. It has a track listing somewhat similar to the British album Animalisms. The album, which reached #20 on the US Billboard album chart, included three US Top 40 singles, and was the first Animals album to have some tracks mixed in true stereo.

It was during this period that drummer John Steel left the group and was replaced by Barry Jenkins, previously of The Nashville Teens (of "Tobacco Road" fame). Both drummers appear on the cover, Jenkins on the front (upper right in brown shirt) and Steel on the back.

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Don't Bring Me Down" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:13
  2. "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" (Joe Tex) – 3:20
  3. "You're On My Mind" (Eric Burdon, Dave Rowberry) – 2:54
  4. "Cheating" (Burdon, Chandler) – 2:23
  5. "She'll Return It" (Burdon, Rowberry) – 2:47
    • Note: The album erroneously credits "She'll Return It" to Barry Jenkins, Dave Rowberry, Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Hilton Valentine, and is not listed on the back cover.
  6. "Inside Looking Out" (John Avery Lomax, Alan Lomax, Burdon, Chandler) – 3:47

Side two[edit]

  1. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) - 3:58
  2. "Gin House Blues" (Henry Troy, Fletcher Henderson) - 4:37
  3. "Maudie" (John Lee Hooker) - 4:03
  4. "What Am I Living For" (Fred Jay, Art Harris) - 3:12
  5. "Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry) - 3:07
  6. "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) - 2:55



  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 1 May 2019.