I’ve been thinking about making a mix tape of good songs about animals. Let’s see…
Wire- I Am the Fly
The Birthday Party- Release the Bats
Patti Smith- Horses
Blurt- The Fish Needs a Bike
Iggy Pop- I Wanna Be Your Dog
Minutemen- Toadies (Is this song actually about toads?)
The Modern Lovers- Roadrunner
The Cramps- Faster Pussycat
David Bowie- Diamond Dogs
A Certain Ratio- The Fox
DNA- Little Ants
B-52s- Rock Lobster
And, one of my personal favorites, White Mice by Mo-Dettes
I feel like the mix tape should at least get to 20 songs, and I know I must be missing a TON since these are the ones just off the top of my head. C’mon folks… what are some more good songs that reference animals?
Ted Leo! Under the Hedge! (he’s got a bunch that reference animals, but I like this one “I ran like a rabbit from your rifle”)
Nice! I also just thought of “Birds” by Electrelane.
what!!! where is “the lion sleeps tonight”? in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight!
Animals by Talking Heads?
Worms (Paint it Black), Wolves At My Door (Blacklisted), Snakes Among Us (Bane).
you drive me ape (you big gorilla)-the dickies
i’m a pig – angry samoans
Huzzah for Angry Samoans! Also, “Tiger Trap” by Beat Happening.