It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Animals & Men

In the late '70s, numerous British acts followed the same trajectory as Animals & Men: they were initially catalyzed by punk, briefly made it onto vinyl, received airplay on the John Peel show, and then disappeared, leaving few traces. In 1978, inspired by punk's sound, attitude, and look, guitarist Ralph Mitchard quit his pub rock and blues outfit, the Bad Detectives, and formed a new band with drummer Geoff Norcott and bassist Nigel House. When the members of the fledgling trio (briefly called Psychotic Reaction) found themselves unable to shake the vocal influence of Dr. Feelgood, they added a new ingredient in the form of singer Susan Wells, whom Mitchard had met at an early-1978 Wire/Adam & the Ants gig.

Settling on the name Animals & Men -- after an Adam & the Ants song -- the quartet drew on influences ranging from '60s American garage rock to contemporaneous post-punk. Their first single, "Don't Misbehave in the New Age"/"We Are Machines," appeared in September 1979, followed by June 1980's "Terraplane Fixation"/"Shell Shock." The band underwent a makeover after House quit and Norcott received a Royal Navy posting to Gibraltar. In their place, Mitchard and Wells eventually recruited Andy Payne (drums) and Dave Mackay (bass) and reinvented themselves as the Terraplanes, a more R&B and blues-flavored act. They released the single "Evil Going On"/"It's Hip" in May 1981 and experimented with a Burundi-inspired two-drummer setup when Norcott returned from the sea in 1982. Adam Ant's plans to make Mitchard and Wells stars (he had been a pen pal over the years) came to naught and they eventually settled back into their day jobs.

A subsequent Mitchard project, Red Hot & the Sans Culottes (think rockabilly meets the French Revolution), didn't get much further than the drawing board. In 2003, Messthetics put out Terraplane Fixation, an Animals & Men/Terraplanes retrospective. An expanded and repackaged compilation, Revel in the Static, followed in 2005. ~ Wilson Neate, Rovi
full bio

Comments

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[112, 107, 76, 78, 81, 95, 80, 74, 75, 92, 84, 88, 119, 80, 80, 94, 117, 82, 93, 99, 109, 127, 105, 94, 121, 73, 103, 96, 122, 98, 114, 73, 109, 104, 106, 70, 97, 64, 121, 73, 75, 74, 113, 93, 99, 105, 125, 79, 83, 105, 79, 81, 78, 79, 115, 111, 119, 98, 118, 101, 106, 73, 111, 99, 113, 79, 92, 98, 109, 83, 93, 116, 122, 87, 70, 123, 80, 82, 114, 121, 83, 113, 70, 78, 78, 122, 77, 68, 106, 81, 70, 84, 116, 98, 83, 64, 95, 126, 115, 106, 79, 73, 110, 122, 88, 72, 69, 83, 124, 100, 98, 126, 103, 77, 66, 80, 118, 64, 96, 75, 73, 74, 100, 110, 90, 81, 83, 88, 92, 113, 113, 76, 99, 67, 77, 114, 82, 67, 93, 102, 90, 67, 122, 120, 86, 117, 87, 82, 102, 103, 93, 104, 112, 121, 81, 68, 107, 107, 90, 112, 119, 121, 124, 108, 81, 106, 71, 69, 74, 66, 115, 81, 86, 98, 88, 108, 67, 68, 104, 112, 114, 102, 75, 107, 96, 72, 121, 90, 70, 117, 68, 121, 67, 100, 71, 77, 109, 97, 100, 66, 107, 124, 117, 100, 116, 86, 68, 84, 123, 65, 107, 95, 120, 98, 122, 127, 89, 111, 91, 120, 112, 88, 113, 91, 112, 110, 89, 108, 98, 92, 102, 100, 123, 88, 67, 126, 72, 99, 125, 122, 80, 122, 90, 113, 126, 106, 126, 80, 65, 88, 72, 77, 92, 77, 120, 84, 97, 89, 82, 110, 116, 77, 95, 107, 117, 90, 110, 116, 127, 97, 127, 94, 122, 99, 119, 123, 67, 86, 64, 102, 101, 84, 86, 120, 88, 123, 108, 66, 119, 80, 81, 68, 67, 122, 113, 120, 95, 91, 70, 70, 74, 76, 101, 111, 79, 76, 118, 125, 94, 100, 92, 127, 67, 105, 109, 96, 100, 83, 64, 67, 95, 121, 79, 99, 110, 101, 101, 120, 112, 122, 75, 104, 82, 125, 66, 89, 118, 77, 119, 111, 78, 109, 82, 92, 118, 104, 66, 120, 102, 91, 126, 67, 84, 74, 95, 112, 119, 91, 112, 74, 105, 92, 94, 69, 82, 70, 85, 90, 120, 85, 110, 86, 84, 94, 74, 74, 100, 93, 109, 81, 84, 116, 96, 88, 99, 82, 102, 64, 65, 94, 72, 67, 127, 95, 97, 98, 123, 117, 119, 112, 72, 106, 91, 119, 68, 79, 103, 91, 82, 78, 112, 81, 120, 79, 118, 80, 102, 126, 118, 75, 85, 113, 114, 95, 64, 91, 80, 65, 123, 124, 92, 77, 105, 72, 104, 85, 95, 85, 107, 101, 118, 79, 89, 67, 104, 101, 116, 81, 118, 86, 96, 121, 124, 119, 84, 85, 127, 95, 79, 84, 80, 66, 86, 107, 81, 122, 88, 76, 95, 116, 112, 109, 115, 97, 81, 70, 85, 88, 74, 105, 105, 126, 100, 88, 100, 67, 71, 91, 67, 117, 108, 122, 127, 91, 109, 92, 98, 80, 105, 121, 82, 84, 108, 80, 83, 110, 73, 81, 83, 84, 99, 105]