Thursday, July 17, 2008

HUNGRY EYES/Eric Carmen

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Every morning when I prepare to feed the cat, she stands there in the middle of the kitchen floor staring at me in anticipation. Imagine my horror today when the chorus of this truly awful song began playing over and over in my head. To remedy the situation I began thinking about the Red House Painters’ bizarre paean to one lucky feline, “Wop-a-din-din,” on my way to work, which got me to thinking of other songs about cats. (Commuting on the subway can sometimes be a bit mind-numbing.) I came up with two (it's a short commute), both by the Cure: “All Cats are Grey” and “The Love Cats,” the latter of which mercifully kicked Eric Carmen back into the depths of my musical memory, at least until feeding time tomorrow.

2 comments:

JMW said...

How funny.

The Weakerthans have two songs sung from the perspective of the same cat -- "Plea From a Cat Named Virtue" and "Virtue the Cat Explains Her Departure." Certain people close to me disagree, but I like both songs, especially the former, which is very clever and absolutely rocks. (The latter is more sentimental, but it builds to a satisfying crescendo.)

Editor said...

Does Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" count?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7LR46zrQU