ANIMAL RIGHTS (53:24) [23 Sep 1996] UK 2CD, Mute, LCDStumm150 UK CD, Mute, CDStumm150 UK CS, Mute, CStumm150 UK LP, Mute, Stumm150 GE CD, Mute/Intercord, MUTE INT 846.931 NOTE: The cover has a black and white photo of Moby's grandfather holding a two week old Moby. Copies labeled "LCDStumm150" contain a bonus disc, called "Little Idiot". 1 2:08 Now I Let It Go 2 4:39 Come On Baby 3 2:51 Someone To Love 4 1:53 Heavy Flow 5 2:33 You 6 4:32 My Love Will Never Die 7 3:57 Soft 8 6:04 Say It's All Mine 9 3:55 That's When I Reach For My Revolver 10 10:01 Face It 11 6:59 Living 12 3:40 Love Song For My Mom LITTLE IDIOT (49:54) [23 Sep 1996] UK CD, Mute, LCDStumm150 NOTE: This limited edition bonus disc comes packaged with some copies of the UK release of Moby's album, "Animal Rights". It is completely instrumental, and without drums. The second track has the same chord progression as "Alone". 1 3:25 Degenerate 2 4:53 Dead City 3 3:06 Walnut 4 5:06 Old 5 4:01 A Season In Hell 6 3:43 Love Song For My Mom 7 3:22 The Blue Terror Of Lawns 8 3:44 Dead Sun 9 18:28 Reject ANIMAL RIGHTS: LIVE AT THE SPLASH CLUB (17:32)  UK CD, Mute, PCDStumm150 NOTE: People attending Moby's European headline tour receive this disc for free, while supplies last. All tracks were recorded live at the Splash Club (UK) on July 11, 1996. 1 2:39 Someone To Love 2 1:59 You 3 5:28 Say It's All Mine 4 7:25 Face It ANIMAL RIGHTS (73:03) [11 Feb 1997] 1996 US CD promo, Elektra, 2-62031-P US CD, Elektra, 62031-2 US CS, Elektra, 62031-4 [side A = tracks 1-10, B = 11-16] 1 3:40 Dead Sun 2 3:09 Someone To Love 3 1:55 Heavy Flow 4 2:33 You 5 2:09 Now I Let It Go 6 4:30 Come On Baby 7 3:54 Soft 8 2:25 Anima 9 6:04 Say It's All Mine 10 3:55 That's When I Reach For My Revolver 11 10:45 Alone 12 10:00 Face It 13 3:06 Old 14 6:58 Living 15 3:38 Love Song For My Mom 16 3:57 A Season In Hell
Singles from the album: That's When I Reach For My Revolver, Come On Baby
Essays by Moby: untitled one, untitled two, last minute maxims
As a performer, he toured Europe with Soundgarden.
As a producer, he produced Ozzy Osbourne's Walk On Water.
As a remixer, he remixed Smashing Pumpkins' 1979, Metallica's Until It Sleeps, and Soundgarden's Dusty.
As an artist, he's not what you think.
Once again, Moby confounds expectations and charts his own course with his new album Animal Rights, the follow-up to Everything Is Wrong, one of the most acclaimed releases of 1995. Moby spends most of Animal Rights throttling his guitar with shuddering, primal intensity, balancing that fury along the way with moments of haunting, symphonic beauty.
"The man adds a vicious guitar and sings in a voice that sounds like a rottweiler looks. Nothing short of awesome." -- Kerrang
"Ferocious speed-rock with big, fat, distorted guitars. Kicks limey ass big-time." -- New Musical Express
The first single from Animal Rights is a cover of Mission of Burma's That's When I Reach For My Revolver. The track will be launched at Alternative, College and Rock radio.
Animal Rights was released in the UK and Europe on September 23, 1996. Some copies include an instrumental bonus disc entitled Little Idiot. Yes, folks, the album is loaded with rock music and many Moby fans may not like it. But Moby seems to be someone who actually enjoys stirring up controversy. Overall, this genre switch will probably boost Moby into the next level of popularity, especially in the USA. It's not as if this wasn't foreshadowed by some of the tracks on his previous album, Everything Is Wrong, and various singles. Techno lovers shouldn't lose heart yet, though. That's When I Reach For My Revolver, the first single from this new album, includes techno tracks, and Moby hinted at a future project that is a rock/techno hybrid.
Why is Moby, one of the most notorious pioneers of techno music, switching to rock? It seems he became bored with the underground scene, and most of the songs that have inspired him lately were rock. Also, don't forget that before getting into techno in 1990, Moby was in various punk bands.
The US version of Animal Rights was released on February 11, 1997. It lacks the song My Love Will Never Die, but includes a new drummy instrumental track called Anima, along with some songs taken from the Little Idiot bonus CD.
Many Moby fans are surprised that they actually like this rock album, and like it a lot. Here are some brief samples of music from Animal Rights.