(You're A) Strange Animal (featuring Gowan)

by The Hitmaker

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The Hitmaker and Gowan join forces to bring you a remix of Gowan's massive hit "(You're A) Strange Animal"--a smash in Canada in the 80s, now updated with new atmospheres and grooves.
In addition to the original tracks featuring Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel's rhythm section), this remix brings additional drums tracks from Todd Sucherman (of Styx and Brian Wilson), as well as The Hitmaker\'s new production and instrumentation.
Somewhere between epic rock and house, this monster Hit has been reinvented for the modern world. How can you get enough?

Background: The Hitmaker is a producer and remixer who has worked with Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, and many others. His previous release, "Don't Stop Believin' (featuring Deen Castronovo)" was a viral hit.

Lawrence Gowan is a tremendous singer and keyboardist who has been a member of Styx for the past ten years, after a very successful solo career, which included his classic "A Criminal Mind" being covered in 2005 by Canadian hip-hop artist Maestro.


released December 1, 2008

Produced by The Hitmaker
Associate Producer: Todd Sucherman
Original Tracks and Recording: Gowan
Drums: Todd Sucherman
Guitar: Nicholas Markos
Special thanks to Lawrence Gowan for sharing his song with me and for his support and positive vibes.



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The Hitmaker is a remixer/reinventor of classic rock anthems–the Copernicus of hooks, the Galileo of beats. Let’s break it down this way: The Hitmaker puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like you . . . the only difference is that once his pants are on, he makes The Hits. @thehitmaker ... more

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Track Name: (You're A) Strange Animal (Radical Moves remix featuring Gowan)
Well they say I should approach you with caution
But not to let you be aware of my fear
Never know what you'll find
Don't understand your kind 'round here
Watching your moves
They look so radical
Hearing your words
They sound fanatical
Something inside reveals you're magical
How can I get enough

You're a strange animal
That's what I know
But you're a strange animal
I've got to follow

They've been trying to stick a line in your system
Analyzing the defenses you hold
Trying to open wide
Hoping to step inside your soul
But everything here is unfamiliar
Nothing they've seen remotely similar
How can it be you're so peculiar
How can I get enough

O Ominous Spiritus!