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Animal House by Dark Company
Album: Signmaker

I don’t truck no garden stones
Ain’t got a lawn full of little old gnomes
Don’t grow roses round my gate
No alarm clock rings cos I sleep real late
Savings and loan sharks aren’t for me
Ain’t got a boat floating on the sea
All I wanna do is just be me

I ain’t got a number two car
Ain’t even bought the first so far
Watching TV I don’t get to do
Ain’t got a tube in my room with a view
Don’t whack balls with a little bitty stick
Only drink brandy when I’m sick
You can call me slow but don’t call me thick

Habitat furniture ain’t got in my home
Telephone table’s no good with no phone
Suits and ties from the charity store
I help the aged more and more
First class travel means you’re keeping dry
My hotel roof is a piece of sky
And it ain’t no good to ask me why
And it ain’t no good to ask me why
And it ain’t no good to ask me why
And it ain’t no good to ask me why

Words by Peter Greatorex.
Copyright ℗ 1989 D & G Music.

Lyrics by Peter Greatorex.
Music by George Davies/Peter Greatorex.

Recorded, mixed and produced by George Davies at Silent Running Studios, Exeter, Autumn 1991.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios 2010.

Originally released 19th December 1991.
First re-release March 1992.
Second re-release June 2000.
Third re-release 16th December 2010.

Peter Greatorex – vocals, harmonica
George Davies – guitars, bass, Boss DR220A drum machine

Cover Art:
Anteaters and Hedgehogs by Peter Greatorex

Fun Facts:
* This song is in the key of E major.
* It received highly positive acclaim from the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers.
* In order to produce the ‘banjo’ effect, George tied a soft cloth around the strings of Nicodemus and pushed the cloth right up to the bridge to kill all the sustain.
* Don Wills played a track of slide guitar that was not used in the final mix.
* The slide guitar track that was used was recorded on Marcus’s Arbiter guitar which had a particularly high action and a very thin body.
* This instrument was tuned to an open D major chord.
* All the guitars were plugged straight into the desk.
* Due to unfamiliarity with the gear, the DBX on the TSR-8 was switched off for the recording, causing a most horrendous amount of hiss.
* The red LED meant the DBX was ‘off’, not ‘on’.
* This was later fixed with cunning use of gates and aural exciters.
* Originally Animal House was going to be an Alien Heat song but the band never managed to get around to it.
* The main riff in the intro is stolen from a song that George wrote about a girlfriend who caused him disgruntlement.
* In order to squeeze all the drum beats that were needed into this song, the drum machine had to be run at 214BPM
* The true tempo is probably nearer 107BPM.
* When Astrologer was released as the second single from Signmaker, it was backed with & co’s Astrologer (Kiddies’ TV from Hell RMX) and Animal House.
* This song has a certain autobiographical quality about the nutty lyrics.
* It was played at Pete’s graveside during his funeral in 2016.

Copyright ℗ 1989 D & G Music.
Copyright © 2010 Wud Records.

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