"I'm taking the advice of Theodore Roosevelt: speak softly and carry a beagle"
Miss Sally Brown (sister of Charlie Brown), Peanuts, 1974
Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Centrelinked that's who, as we paid tribute to canine companions in song. There are more songs about dogs than things that our dog will eat (he'll eat anything) so we only dipped our paw in the water bowl of pooch paeans, but they were all good boys rather than bad dogs. These were the numbers that set tails a-wagging...
- I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
- I Want a Dog - Pet Shop Boys
- Walking the Dog - the Rolling Stones
- Hey Bulldog - the Beatles
- Golden Retriever - Super Furry Animals
- Poodle Rockin' - Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
- Hound Dog - Betty Everett
- Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants
- Do the Dog - the Specials
- Dogs are the Best People - the Fauves
- Black Eyed Dog - Nick Drake
- Dogwood Blossom - Fionn Regan
We hosted to our very first studio invasion as Max, an 11 year old Jack Russell terrier came into the studio with his owner Colin who happened to be listening nearby. Time devoted to Max meant we didn't get to play any Snoop Dogg or any of these splendid numbers:
- Can Your Pussy do the Dog - the Cramps
- Jenny and the Ess-Dog - Stephen Malkmus
- Dog's Got a Bone - the Beta Band
- Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
- Essex Dogs - Blur
- Dogs are Everywhere - Pulp
- Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
- Dog Without Wings - Kathryn Williams
- Black Dog on My Shoulder - Manic Street Preachers
A special mention for the backing music this week which came courtesy of Cat Stevens (oh, the irony) and his ridiculously ahead of its time 1977 electronic number Was Dog a Doughnut? Yes, it really is Cat Stevens.
And finally big thanks to @oilyshoes for suggesting Pink Floyd's Seamus and to @hevidutihamma for suggestions of Florence and the Machine's Dog Days are Over and 2Pac's Wonder Why They Call U Bitch which clearly would have been too potty mouthed for Centrelinked but hey, the kids are the kids...
Centrelinked is on your wireless at 98.9 North West FM every Saturday morning here in Melbourne. Listen from wherever you are by visiting www.northwestfm.org or listen on Tune In (www.TuneIn.com).
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