Today is World Animal Day, celebrated on the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Of course this was a damn good opportunity to compile another list of well and lesser known songs, about animals this time.
So hug your kitty, try not to kill that spider in your bathroom and invite a lonely bat for dinner.
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Let's start with a little game. Guess all the animals in this song (use the comments) and maybe you win an animal themed CD. This experimental track by the legendary Pink Floyd appeared on their 'Ummagumma' album, back in 1969.
From "several" animals we go to just two, 'human' and 'fly'. We do that just to mess with religious people who think we humans are above animals. HAH.
I think many people will agree with me that this is one of the greatest songs in the history of the animal kingdom. That, and bunnies are fucking cute!
Most people might know this one from the Bonobo remix but we prefer the original, which is a bit more jazzy. We usually do.
Coming off 'Future Sounds Of Jazz - Vol 5', this is an excellent tune to take your beloved ducks out for a walk.
From ducks to camels, because just like most of us after an evening of heavy drinking, camels walk funny. Plus, this is a fun song.
It doesn't always have to be 'Too Many Puppies', right? Then again, I'm not sure that this song is about an animal at all.
My God, Luc De Vos looked young when he was young. This song is not really about piranhas but certainly good enough to be on this list. Luc was god. Fuck, we miss this guy.
And since we're dealing with flesh eating fish, we have no other choice than add Heart's 'Barracuda' to this list. We'll move to safer and friendlier animals soon, I promise.
And from hard rock we go to an immersive jamsession by psychedelic masterminds 3rd Ear Experience. Bees are friendly, a lot friendlier than flesheating sea dwellers...
Damn, this clip looks so eighties. Then again, in that age, people still believed that "every little thing is gonna be alright". Things have gotten a little more aggressive since then, just like this list.
Ever since they released this 'Goat Perversion', Finnish black metal masters Impaled Nazarene have maintained a tradition of including at least one song on every album which has the word "goat" in the title. I told you we were getting aggressive...
Maggots are animals too. Now go hug one.
Ok, this is not really about animals...or is it? I mean, this thing we call "humanity" is a joke, right? Just listen to these lyrics...By the way, sorry about the sound quality but YouTube wasn't very good yet in 1970.
Ozzy was not the only one who engaged with animals in 1970. So did Ronnie en de Ronnies, a weird gang from The Netherlands, which in itself is already a weird gang. There is also a dance version of this song, but I think a vasectomy is more pleasant.