by Dana Lyons
Description: "Animal is Dana's first full length album, released originally on vinyl in 1988. The Animal CD also includes Dana's EP Our State is a Dumpsite (released 1985).
Review(s): "Before you can change the world you have to clean up your own back yard. This is the point from which Northwest songwriter Dana Lyons speaks -- drawing global issues in so close to home that even the most die-hard conservative might be forced to pause and think twice. The theme and purpose of his music is strong, thought-provoking, and ultimately right on target. --The Rocket
Dana Lyons can be called many things. Apathetic is not one of them. Lyons keeps a tongue-in-cheek attitude in his music; the lyrics are humorous yet poignant. Lyons has a statement, and he says it well. --Sheri Pierce, City Heat Magazine
Dana Lyons is clearly a man in love with the planet, whether it is the natural world or the realm of personal relationships. And when that world is threatened, he lashes back with sharp wit and biting satire. His music inspires a passionate vision, funneling emotion and focus into power and possibility. Loaded with superb lyrical intensity, his music calls for down-to-earth changes in ourselves and our surroundings. --Woody Rehanek, Columbiana