I Used to Be an Animal

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I Used To Be An Animal
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Studio album by Eric Burdon
Released 1988
Recorded Indigo Ranch, Malibu, United States
Genre Rock, pop
Label Prime Cuts
Producer Eric Burdon, Steve Grant, Carlo Nasi
Eric Burdon chronology
Power Company
(1983)Power Company1983
I Used To Be An Animal
My Secret Life
(2004)My Secret Life2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

I Used To Be An Animal is an album by Eric Burdon from 1988. It was his first new album in almost four years. It was recorded in Malibu, USA.

Following his autobiography, I Used To Be An Animal, But I'm Alright Now, it was his comeback. "Going Back To Memphis", "Run For Your Life", "Don't Give A Damn" and "I Will Be With You Again" were released as singles worldwide. Most of the albums' titles are featured on many compilations.

Burdon mixed several pop and rock-influenced styles like jungle, new wave, disco, alternative rock, hip hop, glam metal, electronica and blues.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were composed by Eric Burdon and Steve Grant; except where noted.

  1. "I Used to Be an Animal" (Geoff Bastow, Eric Burdon, Michael Jackson-Clark) – 3:19
  2. "The Dream" (Burdon) – 1:33
  3. "American Dreams" – 3:36
  4. "Going Back to Memphis" – 4:12
  5. "Leo's Place" – 4:07
  6. "Run for Your Life" – 4:15
  7. "Don't Give a Damn" (Eric Burdon, Michael Jackson-Clark, Amin Sabol) – 5:00
  8. "Living in Fear" (Geoff Bastow, David John, Jackson Rich) – 4:24
  9. "I Will Be With You Again" – 4:36

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sixteen Tons
  2. "New Orleans Rap"



  • Geoff Bastow – arranger
  • Eric Burdon – producer
  • Steve Grant – producer
  • Chuck Johnson – engineer
  • Richard Kaplan – engineer
  • Carlo Nasi – producer


  1. ^ "allmusic ((( I Used to Be an Animal > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010.