Your crusty chronicler is an individual who generally does his own thing. Still, when Examiner asked for support for their new “List” format, it was nigh impossible not to be open-minded about it. The good folks at Examiner are usually pretty tolerant of your screwy scribe’s scribbles and so it seemed that the polite thing to do was to try to somehow utilize their new favorite format in some way. So, with that spirit of unity and teamwork in mind, your rockin’ writer presents this series—“Animal Tracks: Songs About Animals”.
In a recent conversation with Sarah Blacker, singer/songwriter for The Blacklisters, Blacker posed the question: “What’s your favorite song about a pet?” That was all it took to inspire yet another new series here on ventwing.com. So, without further adieu, here is the most recent sampling of songs about pets, beast ballads, creature cuts and other assort animal audios:
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“Spiders And Snakes”
The first song in this thematic edition of the series is “Spiders And Snakes” by Jim Stafford. Stafford is an American comedian and singer-songwriter. He had a few hit songs in the 1970s including this one. “Spiders & Snakes” was released in 1973. It went gold and climbed to number 3 on the charts. It’s off his premiere platter Jim Stafford which hit record racks in 1974.
The second submission this time is “Wolf Song” by Omnia. Omnia is a “neoceltic pagan folk” band based in The Netherlands. This song is off of their album Wolf Love which was released in the summer of 2010 on the Pagan Scum Records label. The disc includes a number of different musical genres.
“Bats in the Belfry”
The next number is “Bats in the Belfry” by American indie/roots rock band Dispatch. This one is off their second album Bang Bang from 1997. Live versions of the song are also featured on other albums. Also included on this release is the track “Bats—Acoustic Version” which would also fit in very well here.
“Boris The Spider”
“Boris The Spider” by The Who is another popular choice. This was written by the band’s late bassist John Entwistle. It was first included on their 1966 LP titled A Quick One. It was Entwistle’s first tune complete with a black comedic theme and noteworthy discordant passages. It was Jimi Hendrix’s favorite Who track.
“Night Of The Wolf”
Last but not least is the song “Night Of The Wolf” by Nox Arcana. They are a Goth-industrial band. This cut is from their 2005 CD Transylvania. This is their fourth release and is a tribute to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Each song, including this one, is part of a musical rendition of the classic novel. The track was also used in a special televised edition of the 1922 silent movie Nosferatu.
There you have it, dudes and chicks, a special, timely edition of “Animal Tracks”: a list of creature cuts from different decades and genres focused on favorite felines, canines and other domesticated animals from different decades and genres. What are your favorite animal audios? As always, feel free to share!
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