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Wildlife references in music

Discussion in 'music' started by Snufkin, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I am sitting listening to what is possibly one of my favourite Steve Miller albums - Recall The Beginning: A Journey From Eden when on the last track, Journey from Eden he sings 'Listen to the blackbird sadly sing'.

    I started wondering how many other great pieces of music reference wildlife to great effect in one way or another. I thought of Vaughn Williams - Lark Ascending; The Beatles - Blackbird; Jesse Colin Young - Ridgetop but there must be loads more......

     
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  2. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Pink Floyd...Animals,
    Yes...The Circus of Heaven, Scheindleria Primataurus aka Fish
    Led Zep...Black Dog (not wild though)

    There must be gazillions
     
  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    I thought I’d limit myself to albatrosses.

    Albatross by Fleetwood Mac
    Albatross by Judy Collins
    Albatross by PIL
     
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  4. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Tell you what, lets keep it alphabetical..

    I'll go Blackbird by Paul Mccartney
     
  5. Alex N

    Alex N Okurrr

    Excellent, as I was just about to post this...



    Yes, sir, I'm cut from a different cloth
    My texture is the best fur, chinchilla.

    Alex (got 99 problems, but a small and very furry mammal ain’t one)

     
  6. Alex N

    Alex N Okurrr

    The dolphins were monkeys that didn’t like the land...



    Whatever, Ian.
     
  7. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Kate Bush has whale song and bird song in her songs.

    Does that count?

    There are lots of songs with Crocodiles in them, never mind Alligators...
     
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  8. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    The B52's Song For A Future Generation mentions black-capped chickadees.
    Captain Beefheart's The Dust Blows Forward And The Dust Blows Back mentions gophers, bluejays and blackbirds.
     
  9. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
    Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
    Crazy Horses - The Osmonds

    and of course there's...

    Animal (F@*k Like a Beast) - WASP
     
  10. Jonn

    Jonn Tons of Trouble

    The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala- Arctic Monkeys. (2 for 1)
     
  11. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Irish traditional music has countless references to fauna - Blackbirds, Chickens, Cows, Ducks, Drakes, Eagles, Goats, Hares, Hens, Larks, Wrens (a revered bird in many cultures and called by many The King of Birds) and that is a small sample of my collection.
     
  12. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

    In the mid 70s there was a thread in the NME that went on for weeks that changed a word in the title of an LP title with the word duck. So we had Obscured by Duck, Dark Side of the Duck, Thick as a Duck, Dark Duck of the Moon, Tales of Topographic Duck, etc etc. Not quite sure if this is what the OP had in mind though, and it was the 70s..........
     
  13. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    When I were a lad - aged 6 or 7 - I was given the most important role in the whole school orchestra - the Nightingales Call. I basically had to blow into a little black box with a tube on the top to replicate a bird thing singing

    Later on in life it kind of turned into the reverse - for a while.

    All part of lifes rich tapestry / jigsaw I suppose
     
  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Golly, do I ever have a lot of soul!

    I think I would definitely buy an album called Obscured by Duck.
     
  15. Dodeth

    Dodeth pfm Member

    Wildlife album and track by McCartney.
     
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Do you get wafers with it?

     
  17. Gaycha

    Gaycha Well-Known Member

    A Flock of...

    Ant People...

    The Lion Sleeps..

    Disco Duck...

    Evidently Chicken Town

    Feline/

    The Raven
     
  18. suzywong

    suzywong pfm Member

    Panic Room - I Am A Cat
    Panic Room - Chameleon
    Curved Air - Cheetah
    Curved Air - Jumbo
     
  19. moffer

    moffer pfm Member

    The Handsome Family's Wilderness album will take some beating. Here's the track listing.....

    Flies
    Frogs
    Eels
    Octopus
    Owls
    Glow Worm
    Lizard
    Woodpecker
    Gulls
    Spider
    Wildebeest
     
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  20. rough edges

    rough edges pfm Member

    Werewolves of London...

    Brian
     

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