These Animal Men - Taxi for These Animal Men
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Label/Cat#: Hut Rec. # 7243 8 40277 2 8 | Country/Year: Europe 1995
Genre: Rock | Style: Alternative Rock, Brit Pop
These Animal Men - Taxi For These Animal Men
Label: Hut Recordings
Catalog#: 7243 8 40277 2 8
Format: CD, EP
Style: Brit Pop, Punk
1 You're Always Right 2:44
2 Nowhere Faces 4:04
3 My Human Remains 5:06
4 False Identification 3:16
5 Wait For It 8:33
Backing Vocals - Amanda Mae
Engineer [Assistant] - Derek Fudge, Nick Kirkland, Richard Bottom
Piano - Matt Willis
Producer, Engineer, Organ [Hammond] - Dave Eringa
Written By [Lyrics] - Boag, Hewings
Written By [Music] - These Animal Men
Track 5 contains hidden track "You're Always Right"
Label Code: LC 3098
Discogs Url: http://www.discogs.com/release/3220658
These Animal Men formed in Brighton circa 1990, signing to Hut Records, an offshoot of Virgin Records in 1993. They gained some notoriety with their first few singles, which featured drug references in both the sleeve artwork and the song lyrics.
Their first album (Come on Join) The High Society was described by the music press, notably the NME, as being part of the New Wave of New Wave, (alongside contemporaries S*M*A*S*H with whom they shared their first significant release, "Wheelers, Dealers, Christine Keelers").
Although this press attention undoubtedly contributed to their initial success (including a spot on Top of the Pops) the band tried to distance themselves from this movement in interviews. This was perhaps because they realized that when the press interest moved on to the next big thing, Britpop they would be left behind.
After a three year hiatus, punctuated by only one EP, Taxi for These Animal Men, they returned with their second album in 1997, Accident and Emergency. Despite reported difficulties encountered during recording, including the firing of Hussey, Accident and Emergency received some critical acclaim, but little commercial success. In 1998, the band broke up.
Later in 1998, Boag, Hewings, Warnock and Hague formed "Mo Solid Gold" with a new singer, K, (a.k.a. K.A. Hepburn) taking over vocals from Boag and Hewings. The output, a hybrid of the TAM sound and Northern soul, was the 2001 album Brand New Testament released on EMI/Chrysalis records. Singles for the tracks "David's Soul," "Personal Saviour," "Safe from Harm," and the self-titled "Mo Solid Gold" followed, but despite initial good reviews, the group broke up less than a year later.
In 2007, Hewings and Boag formed the band The Orphans with drummer Kev (since replaced by Paul Emons) and producer/keyboardist Tim Howarth. The Orphans released their first album Muff, a blend of glam, punk and garage rock, in 2008 on the Hail Mary label.
The Orphans continue to gig and are currently putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to Muff.
Original TAM drummer Stevie is currently drumming with former Beta Band front man Steve Mason. wikipedia"