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Monday, October 29, 2012

HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY

Posted by on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Today is National Cat Day! In honor of this important holiday, let's think about cat songs. The first songs that come to mind are the Cure's "All Cats Are Grey" and "Love Cats" (don't miss the exceptional lip-synching/fake playing in this video).

Then we have...
Al Stewart - “Year of the Cat”
Stray Cats - “Stray Cat Strut”
The Nuge - “Cat Scratch Fever"
Elton John - “Honky Cat”
Dinosaur Jr. - "Cats in a Bowl"
The Kinks - "Phenomenal Cat"
Squeeze - "Cool For Cats"
David Bowie - "Cat People"
Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
Devo - "Pink Pussy Cat" (ew)
Husker Du - "How to Skin a Cat" (ew x2)

I'm sure there are a million more. Not to mention bands that have "cat" in their name (pssshhhhh). WHAT ELSE?

 

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Estey 1
I love how this is next to the Cat Power ad. For me, the tops will always be "Cat Man" by Gene Vincent, but that's a mighty fine list! (Also, Lou Reed's line in "Oh Jim" -- "I'm just like an alleycat ...")
Posted by Estey on October 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Posted by paulus on October 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM · Report this
yos-wa 3
Big Business - "Cats, Mice"
Circus Lupus - "Cat Kicking Jerk"
Joan Of Arc - "Miss Cat Piss And Peppermint"
KARP - "Freighty Cat"
Melt Banana - "Cat Brain Land"
Melt Banana - "Key Is a Fact That a Cat Brings"
Nervous Cabaret - "Cat Head"
Nomeansno - "Cats, Sex, and Nazis"
Primus - "Tommy the Cat"
Ratatat - "Wildcat"
White Zombie - "Cat's Eye Resurrection"
Big Black - "Kitty Empire"
OXES - "Boss Kitty"
Shellac - "Kittypants"
Deerhoof - "Koneko Kitten"
Elvis Costello - "Leave My Kitten Alone"
Posted by yos-wa on October 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 4
CATS IN THE CRADLE AND THE SILVER SPOON, DAD YOU'RE A BAD DAD DAAAAD DAD, YOU KNOW YOU'RE A CRAPPY DAAAAD. Etc. That song is always playing when I go to Walgreens.
Posted by Emily Nokes on October 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM · Report this
Jackson Hathorn 5
Broadcast "Black Cat"
and the rest are obvious:
Grateful Dead "China Cat Sunflower"
Rolling Stones "Stray Cat Blues"
last, but certainly not least, Presidents of the United States of America "Kitty". meow, meow, meow-meow meow meeoooow
Posted by Jackson Hathorn on October 29, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Bree Mckenna 6
Don't forget "Catnip Dreams" by Shonen Knife!
Posted by Bree Mckenna on October 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM · Report this
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Vaselines - "Monsterpussy"
Cramps - "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?"

Greg Ginn of Black Flag also deserves some recognition on this day for being that rare breed, the male crazy cat lady.
Posted by I'm so stroft on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 8
@2 - Never not relevant.
@7 - Greg Ginn, male crazy cat lady. You NAILED it! Maybe I can get an interview with him if I only ask cat-related questions.
Posted by Emily Nokes on October 29, 2012 at 6:40 PM · Report this
bedipped 9
Last week I randomed across Benjamin Franklin's use of "All Cats Are Grey"

Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Man…
Posted by bedipped on October 29, 2012 at 8:47 PM · Report this
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smashing pumpkins 'hello kitty kat.'
Posted by ptr on October 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM · Report this
LEE. 11
the entire Antioch Arrow "The Lady Is A Cat" record.

Yousef Islam changing his name back to Cat Stevens once a year.
Posted by LEE. on October 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM · Report this
Posted by Dave Segal on October 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this

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