Animotion

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American synthpop band from Los Angeles, California best known for their songs "Obsession", "Let Him Go", "I Engineer", and "Room To Move".

Formed in 1983 from the remnants of a retro science-fiction band called Red Zone, they signed a record deal with Polygram Records in 1984.
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Albums

822 580-1 Animotion - Animotion album art Animotion Animotion (Album) Mercury 822 580-1 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
822 580-4 Animotion - The Language Of Attraction album art Animotion The Language Of Attraction (Album) Mercury 822 580-4 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
822 580-4 M-1, 422 822 580-4 M-1 Animotion - Animotion album art Animotion Animotion(Cass, Album, 72,) Mercury, Mercury 822 580-4 M-1, 422 822 580-4 M-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
826 691-4 M-1 Animotion - Strange Behavior album art Animotion Strange Behavior (Album) Casablanca, Casablanca 826 691-4 M-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
LPR 16664, 837 314-1 Animotion - Animotion album art Animotion Animotion (Album) Polydor LPR 16664, 837 314-1 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
IH62 Animotion - Raise album art Animotion Raise (Album) Invisible Hands Music IH62 UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO 355-1 Animotion - Let Him Go  album art Animotion Let Him Go Mercury PRO 355-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
880 737-7 DJ Animotion - Let Him Go album art Animotion Let Him Go (Single, EP, Maxi) Mercury 880 737-7 DJ US 1984 Sell This Version
5001 630 Animotion - Obsession (Dance Mix) / Shaft (Long Version) album art Animotion / Van Twist Animotion / Van Twist - Obsession (Dance Mix) / Shaft (Long Version)(12", Promo) Polygram 5001 630 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
MER-24-749, 880 266-7 Animotion - Obsession album art Animotion Obsession (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury MER-24-749, 880 266-7 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
884 729-1 Animotion - I Want You album art Animotion I Want You (Single, EP, Maxi) Casablanca 884 729-1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
884 916-1 Animotion - Strange Behavior album art Animotion Strange Behavior (Single, Maxi) Casablanca 884 916-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
PH 4012 DJ Animotion - I Engineer album art Animotion I Engineer (Single, EP, Maxi) Casablanca PH 4012 DJ UK 1986 Sell This Version
2801 143 Animotion - Close To Me / I Engineer album art The Cure / Animotion The Cure / Animotion - Close To Me / I Engineer(12", Promo) Mercury 2801 143 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
AS 5000 728 Animotion - Come Il Sole All'Improvviso / I Engineer album art Zucchero Fornaciari* / Animotion Zucchero Fornaciari* / Animotion - Come Il Sole All'Improvviso / I Engineer(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 728 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
889 054 7 Animotion - Calling It Love album art Animotion Calling It Love (Single) Polydor 889 054 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
871 418-7 Animotion - Room To Move album art Animotion Room To Move (Single, Maxi) Polydor 871 418-7 US 1988 Sell This Version
OG 8002 Animotion - Obsession / Soul Train album art Animotion / Swansway* Animotion / Swansway* - Obsession / Soul Train(7") Old Gold (2) OG 8002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Col 4855 Animotion - Obsession / Room To Move album art Animotion Obsession / Room To Move(7") Collectables Col 4855 US 1992 Sell This Version
BBJPKA 021 Animotion - Obsession album art Jonnie Polyester & K-Boy vs Animotion Jonnie Polyester & K-Boy vs Animotion - Obsession(File, FLAC, Single) Blackbooty Records BBJPKA 021 UK 2009
none Animotion Room To Move / Obsession Remixes(File, MP3, EP) Not On Label (Animation Self-Released) none Unknown

Compilations

314 532 319-2 Animotion - Obsession - The Best Of Animotion album art Animotion Obsession - The Best Of Animotion (Comp, Album) Mercury, Chronicles 314 532 319-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
314 520 501-2 Animotion - Obsession album art Animotion Obsession(CD, Comp) Rebound Records (2) 314 520 501-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

Videos

none Animotion - Strange Behavior album art Animotion Strange Behavior(VHS, EP, NTSC) Sony none US 1986 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

March 27, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
Looking back to Animotion, it hardly gets me to any other than 'Obsession' - a song that besides a contageous melody, improved itself a major hit by the very choice of title. Appealing word is the key to success, or at least a moment of success which Animotion secured themselves sometime in the mid 80s. 'You're my obsession - who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?'... Now that's what we might call philosophy but it's not. It's that ol' beating around the bush when a certain trend appears and along come faceless imitators that compete with the latest fashions of the day. Except 'Obsession' which IS unresistable to dance to (but only DANCE to), the group has no other card in their sleeve to play. Too much a synth version of Europe - better than 'The Final Countdown', but much, much worse if you expect them to beat The Human League.

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