Hot Animal Machine

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Hot Animal Machine
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Studio album by
Released1987 (1987)
RecordedOctober 1986 (1986-10) at Off Beat Studios, Leeds, England, UK
GenreHardcore punk, noise rock
Length35:33
LabelTexas Hotel
ProducerChris Haskett, Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins chronology
Hot Animal Machine
(1987)
Drive by Shooting
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Hot Animal Machine is a hardcore punk solo album by Henry Rollins which served as a precursor to the Rollins Band. It is only available now in the same 2-in-one package as Drive by Shooting. Notable for a number of cover songs; Suicide's "Ghost Rider", Richard Berry's "Crazy Lover" and The Velvet Underground's "I'm Gonna Move Right In". The cover was drawn by Mark Mothersbaugh, the frontman of the popular 1980s group Devo.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Henry Rollins, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black and White" 3:01
2."Followed Around" 2:48
3."Lost and Found" 2:04
4."There's a Man Outside" 3:13
5."Crazy Lover"Richard Berry2:33
6."Man and a Woman" 3:59
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hot Animal Machine 1" 3:01
2."Ghost Rider" (Suicide cover)Martin Rev, Alan Vega2:27
3."Move Right In" (The Velvet Underground cover)John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker2:43
4."Hot Animal Machine 2" 3:31
5."No One" 6:03

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Spex Germany Albums of the Year[2] 1987 1

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Germany 1986 What's So Funny About... LP SF 54
United Kingdom 1987 Fundamental LP SAVE 24
United States 1987 Kill Rock Stars CS, LP TXH 002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heibutzki, Ralph. "Hot Animal Machine". Allmusic. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Albums of the Year - 1987". Spex. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

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