Animal Boy is the ninth studio album by the American punk band the Ramones. It featured the songs "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)", written as a protest of President Ronald Reagan's visit to the Bitburg cemetery in West Germany;[1] "Somebody Put Something in My Drink", written by Richie Ramone, the band's drummer from 1983 to 1987; and "Love Kills", Dee Dee Ramone's ode to deceased friend Sid Vicious.[3]

Three songs on the album were co-written by Jean Beauvoir, formerly of the Plasmatics.

The music video for the song "Something to Believe In" featured a mock charitable event entitled "Hands Across Your Face", a parody of Hands Across America.[4][5]


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Track listing[edit]Edit

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Somebody Put Something in My Drink"   Richie Ramone 3:23
2. "Animal Boy"   Dee Dee RamoneJohnny Ramone 1:50
3. "Love Kills"   Dee Dee Ramone 2:19
4. "Apeman Hop"   Dee Dee Ramone 2:02
5. "She Belongs to Me"   Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir 3:54
6. "Crummy Stuff"   Dee Dee Ramone 2:06
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)"   Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir 3:55
8. "Mental Hell"   Joey Ramone 2:38
9. "Eat That Rat"   Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone 1:37
10. "Freak of Nature"   Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone 1:32
11. "Hair of the Dog"   Joey Ramone 2:19
12. "Something to Believe In"   Dee Dee Ramone, Jean Beauvoir 4:09




Additional musicians[edit]Edit

Additional personnel[edit]Edit

  • Jean Beauvoir - Producer, Co-Mixer
  • Jorge Esteban- Engineer
  • Grant Gillett- Assistant Engineer
  • Anders Oredson- Co-Mixer



Year Chart Position
1986 Billboard 200 143[6]
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