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Hot Animal Machine

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Hot Animal Machine
Studio album by
Released1987 (1987)
RecordedOctober 1986 (1986-10) at Off Beat Studios, Leeds, England, UK
LabelTexas Hotel
ProducerChris Haskett, Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins chronology
Hot Animal Machine
Drive by Shooting
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Hot Animal Machine is the debut 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. It is 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]

Side one
1."Black and White"Henry Rollins, Chris Haskett3:01
2."Followed Around"Rollins, Haskett, Bernie Wandel, Mick Green2:48
3."Lost and Found"Rollins, Haskett, Wandel2:04
4."There's a Man Outside"Rollins, Haskett3:13
5."Crazy Lover"Richard Berry2:33
6."Man and a Woman"Rollins, Wandel3:59
Side two
1."Hot Animal Machine 1"Rollins, Haskett3:01
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"Rollins, Haskett3:31
5."No One"Rollins, Haskett6:03


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. Archived from the original on March 14, 2007. Retrieved April 26, 2015.

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