Heart ‎– Bad Animals

Capitol Records ‎– TC-ESTU 2032, Capitol Records ‎– 24 0766 4
Cassette, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Who Will You Run To
Written-By – Diane Warren
2 Alone
Written-By – Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
3 There's The Girl
Written-By – Holly Knight, Nancy Wilson (2)
4 I Want You So Bad
Written-By – Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
5 Wait For An Answer
Written-By – Lisa Dal Bello
6 Bad Animals
Written-By – Ann Wilson, Denny Carmassi, Howard Leese, Mark Andes, Nancy Wilson (2)
7 You Ain't So Tough
Written-By – Peter Beckett, Steve Kipner
8 Strangers Of The Heart
Written-By – Duane Hitchings, Mark Andes, Sue Shifrin
9 Easy Target
Written-By – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson (2), Sue Ennis
Written-By – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson (2), Sue Ennis

Companies, etc.



Cream coloured cassette with Black Lettering (Different to Heart - Bad Animals which is a clear cassette)
Made and printed in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099924 076647

Other Versions (5 of 63) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7 46676 2 Heart Bad Animals(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46676 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP-546676 Heart Bad Animals(CD, Album, Club, CRC) Capitol Records CDP-546676 US 1987 Sell This Version
062-2407661 Heart Bad Animals(LP, Album) EMI 062-2407661 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
2407664, 24 0766 4 Heart Bad Animals(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 2407664, 24 0766 4 France 1987 Sell This Version
TOCP-3032 Heart Bad Animals(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records TOCP-3032 Japan 1995 Sell This Version


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September 24, 2016

This album finds Heart at the peak of their "hair metal" era. The highlight of Bad Animals is Ann Wilson's voice, and a number of tracks on this album are examples of the finest her voice has ever sounded: Alone, Wait for An Answer, the title cut, and I Want You So Bad are all clinics in Ms. Wilson's 5 octave range. There hasn't been an album before or since where her voice has sounded better. On the downside, this collection is probably the mellowest in Heart's entire catalog. When you take the 'metal' out of 'hair metal' you're just left with hair and the Wilson's had lots of it in 1987. There are very few heavy moments on Bad Animials: Who Will You Run To, There's the Girl, You Ain't so Tough, and Easy Target have the potential to be great rockers but all of them seem to be running only 3 cylinders by focusing more on the keyboards that the guitar work. Only on the title cut does the band cut loose and show their metal side (and to this day I consider this cut to be one of the best in Heart's entire catalog). Overall, this is a very strong album and a great listen due to the vocal acrobatics of Ann Wilson. But if you're looking for the heavier, harder, more metallic side of this Heart era you'd be better off skipping this one and going for the 1985 self-titled album or 1990's Brigade. Better yet, if you are looking for Heart at it's absolute hard rock best without the 80's overproduction seek out 2004's Jupiters Darling or 2012's Fanatic both of which are more organic, darker, and far heavier.