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Europeans – The Animal Song (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“The Animal Song” is a 1982 single by British new wave group Europeans. Despite backing from major label A&M Records the single failed to make any chart impact. “The Animal Song” was taken from the bands debut album Vocabulary released in September 1983.

SIDE A:
The Animal Song (Cross Country Version) 7:02
Remix – Wally Brill

SIDE B:
The Animal Song (Single) 3:51
Someone’s Changing 3:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– AMSX 8245
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Trevor Vallis

NOTES:
From the LP “VOCABULARY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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34 Responses to “Europeans – The Animal Song (UK 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    I haven’t heard or thought of this song in quite a while. Thanks for the refresher course. It’s a fun one! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Woz a true lost 80’s gem. Love it!

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  2. Jeff Says:

    I’m about to have a coronary Paul!!! WOW and HOT DAMN!!! I was just thinking about this song today and I was even going to send you my copy for you to consider sharing it with your readers and low and behold, here it is!!! THIS RECORD is one of my favorite jams of all time. So sad that few people know about it. It’s only been on a “Hit That Perfect Beat” compilation on CD but does seem to be ignored. I remember Beavis & Butt Head commenting on the video once on their show, but this single has just about been lost. Gosh, you are so precious Paul to release this on your site. I can’t wait for your readers to gush about how great this track is!!! The “Cross Country” version is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!!! The beat is booming and the hook is so ORGASMIC to chant and sing along to!!! I am on the ground bowing deeply to you. I absolutely worship you, your tastes, talents and the way you uncannily pick songs that resonate with the music community. You rock my friend. Thanks a TRILLION for this one DjPaulT!! You are absolutely a dream!!!

    (I am out-of-breath and have nearly lost bladder control!!!)

    phew—Jeff—phew!!!!

    P.S. I like your picture sleeve too. I only had a generic cover. So perfect your twelves are Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jeff be careful would hate to loose you lol 🙂 I absolutely love this record so catchy and so danceable. I had to have the uK version because the picture sleeve is so cool. The video is amazing too pure 80’s. I really hope my readers give this one a try it’s a must have.

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  3. mothloop Says:

    Wow, I’m embarrassed to say I don’t think I know this one. Looking forward to giving it a listen.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No need to be embarrassed Mothloop. I think you will like it 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    Mothloop, you’re in for a real treat. A new wave station in Philadelphia called I-92 played this track back in the day. I owe them a debt of gratitude for it was this station that introduced me to Ministry’s first album “With Sympathy” and Wide Boy Awake, Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf” and, in honor of your name, Shriekback!!! The 80’s were so outstanding and “Animal Song” is a kick-ass classic record. I hope you love it as much as I do.

    Jeff

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    mothloop Reply:

    What a fun track, I do dig it! Indeed I had never heard it before. You have great taste Jeff (obviously, if you visit BTG every day, duh). The 80s were without question a blast… so many fond memories!

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  4. ex15 Says:

    I don’t remember this. I can’t understand it not charting, that a aside, I like it!

    Thanks fro the rip Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy to hear you like it Ex15 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    You’ve out new-waved me for the second week – seriously never heard of this. Hope it’s a belter. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    ha ha you’re gonna love it Jermajesty 🙂

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  6. Jeff Says:

    Again Paul, thank you for this phenomenal posting!!! Every time I hear this track I want to strip to the waist, put on face paint and dance till I pass out!! Great energy. Oooh, I so hope everyone’s going to like this song. It’s like an Adam and the Ants record on steroids in way, because of the yelps and war cries!!! You’re dynamite for this!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I’m feeling a bit tribal myself. I can just picture it BTG readers all over the world half naked wearing war paint and dancing around their living rooms lol.

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  7. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for this excellent rarity .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  8. Ziv Says:

    This song (and the band) is new to me but it’s a cool new wave song.
    Thanks for posting this Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ziv 🙂

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  9. Mike C. Says:

    Is that Warren Cuccurello from Missing Personz / Duran ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    No Mike C. Here is the lineup:

    Steve Hogarth – keyboards, programming, lead vocals
    Colin Woore – guitars
    Ferg Harper – bass, lead vocals
    Geoff Dugmore – drums

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    Mike C. Reply:

    Thanks! Top right of the back cover – spitting image.

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  10. Seb Says:

    Just for the record, and the trivia:

    When Europeans folded Steve Hogarth and Colin Woore made a great new wave band called “How We Live”, the released one single called “All The Time In The World” with an awesome mix in the late 80’s. If someone could share the extended remix pleeeeaaaseeee do so! Is a great great song!

    And since 1989 Steve Hogarth is the lead singer and front man of the band Marillion. And have recorded great stuff as a session musician with Tony Childs, The The, Blue Yonder among others.

    The only place to find the albums of Europeans and How We Live is in the Marillion Web Site.

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    1980-F Reply:

    Hello Seb,

    I have the 12″ of “All The Time In A World” by HOW WE LIVE, also a lossless rip of the “Dry Land” album (original pressing without bonus tracks) and most of the EUROPEANS stuff. Just tell me how to contact you.

    If it is ok for Paul I could also upload the 12″ Version to a filehosting service and provide the link here.
    My vinyl rips are of very good quality, too. 😉

    Cheers
    1980-F

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi 1980-F I would rather you share links via email. That way there is not a flood of visitors to this comment.. Thanks my friend 🙂

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    Seb Reply:

    Hi 1980-F!

    Thanx for sharing those great projects by H. This is my e-mail: sebastiancorteseditor2@gmail.com

    And Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Been looking for that stuff for ages.

    And for DjPaulT, thanx again for keeping this lovely website, and you should listen to How We Live too, it’s really a great sounding band. This particular single -All the time in the world- should have been a hit, maybe in a paralel universe…

    Thanx again!

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  11. cdmaniac Says:

    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    I was thinking of this the other day & couldnt remember the title or artist.
    I don’t think I’ve ever heard the 12″

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cdmaniac 🙂

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  12. Harry Wave Says:

    vere good so much my friend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Harry Wave 🙂

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  13. 1980-F Says:

    Hi Paul,

    Happy New Year first! 🙂

    Once in a while I have to say thanks for all your great posts. Since this is a very special one from my point of view I take the opportunity for a BIG THANK YOU. As an old fan of MARILLION all the earlier stuff done by their (second) singer Steve Hogarth is of special interest for me. Of course, I was familiar with this tune and also the extended version, but since I don’t own an original copy of the 12″ it’s awesome to have this now in such great and clear quality. Once again: Many, many thanks.

    Best wishes from Germany
    1980-F

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year to you as well 1980-F. You’re vey welcome I really hope that you enjoy this record 🙂

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  14. risildowgtn Says:

    omg i havent heard this the 80’s… in fact i had forgotten re it
    u rock DJPaul

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  15. VanceMan Says:

    I was surprised I knew this song once I listened to it. Great stuff; thanks for sharing. And I, too, am enamored of the sleeve art.

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  16. UofSC93 Says:

    Song was huge in L.A. – It was on heavy rotation on KROQ and they even played the video on local TV.

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