Hot Animal Machine

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Hot Animal Machine
Studio album by Henry Rollins
Released 1987 (1987)
Recorded October 1986 (1986-10) at Off Beat Studios, Leeds, England, UK
Genre Hardcore punk, noise rock
Length 35:33
Label Texas Hotel
Producer Chris Haskett, Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins chronology
Hot Animal Machine
Drive by Shooting
(1988)Drive by Shooting1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 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. Title Writer(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 Berry 2:33
6. "Man and a Woman"   3:59
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hot Animal Machine 1"   3:01
2. "Ghost Rider" (Suicide cover) Martin Rev, Alan Vega 2:27
3. "Move Right In" (The Velvet Underground cover) John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker 2:43
4. "Hot Animal Machine 2"   3:31
5. "No One"   6:03


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


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


  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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