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Sing a Song of Cephalopods
October 1, 2011 10:58 AM   Subscribe

Sing a song of cephalopods - help me find music inspired by or about octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus, ammonites and more.

October 8 is Cephalopod Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, I'd like to compile a playlist of music that is about or inspired by cephalopods. Here's what I have to start with:

Jonathan Coulton
-I Crush Everything http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/I_Crush_Everything
-Octopus http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/Octopus

Beatles
-Octopus's Garden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus's_Garden

Carne Cruda
-El Pulpo http://www.myspace.com/carnecruda/videos/el-pulpo/442181
-The Squid

Goon Squad
-Eight Arms to Hold You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPJKwrocIa4

2 foot yard
-Octopus http://www.myspace.com/2footyard

Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones
-Octopus I love you http://www.myspace.com/dalmatianrexandtheeigentones

Tomorrow's Cavemen
-Squid's Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hFOhI9zDVo

lothar
-Cephalopod music.metafilter.com/2432/Cephalopod

Songs To Wear Pants To
-Cephalopod Love Song http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/cephalopod-love-song/

I'd prefer to find more songs with lyrics about cephalopods, but instrumental is OK too. Kid's songs are OK too, but more interested in the kind of cleverness that Jonathan Coulton and 2 foot yard deliver.

Thanks!
posted by cephalopodcast to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Songs about legendary cephalopods are cool too. Cthulhu fthagn!
posted by cephalopodcast at 11:17 AM on October 1, 2011


Yo La Tengo - Love Life of the Octopus
posted by exogenous at 11:31 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oddly enough, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets don't have as many blatantly squiddy songs as I would have guessed, although there are a few. (If you count Innsmouth denizens as tentacled, there are more.)
A Marine Biologist is about, uh, a marine biologist who studies squids.
Some of their older songs, like Jimmy the Squid, and Flee, have squid/Cthulhu lyrics.
posted by cobaltnine at 11:35 AM on October 1, 2011


If Cthulhu counts, then I happen to be very fond of Hey There Cthulhu.
posted by gracedissolved at 11:46 AM on October 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Octopus by Syd Barrett.
posted by carrienation at 12:08 PM on October 1, 2011


I knew Robyn Hitchcock wouldn't let me down:

Victorian Squid
Underwater Moonlight
posted by drlith at 12:09 PM on October 1, 2011


I have reservations about this, but Squid Girl.
posted by Nomyte at 12:12 PM on October 1, 2011


Alestorm - Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
posted by Bodd at 12:13 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Title track of Ween's The Mollusk.
posted by Lorin at 12:29 PM on October 1, 2011


Squid Lord - The Fall
posted by misteraitch at 12:55 PM on October 1, 2011


I have a song about banana slugs, too, if anyone finds it useful...
posted by lothar at 12:55 PM on October 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Go through the Pharyngula archives. PZ Myers is a cephalopod fanatic and often posts squidly themed music.
posted by troll at 1:19 PM on October 1, 2011


Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist. One track from it.
posted by evisceratordeath at 1:39 PM on October 1, 2011


Paper Moon, "Your Attitude Towards Cuttlefish". I think this is only available on the Japanese import version of 1000 Reasons To Stay, 1 Reason To Leave, but it's a good song.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:18 PM on October 1, 2011


Vinicio Capossela's recent Polpo D'Amor.
posted by progosk at 2:47 PM on October 1, 2011


also:
Uncle Outrage - Octopus Angel
Van Der Graaf Generator - Squid/Octopus, Part 1 & Part 2
posted by progosk at 3:03 PM on October 1, 2011


more:
We Are The City - Peso Loving Squid
Voltaire - To The Bottom Of The Sea
El Guapo - Ocean & Sky
Romak & the Space Pirates - That's Right
Clutch - Release The Kraken
Tourniquet - Architheutis (not sure what brand of metal this is...)
posted by progosk at 3:39 PM on October 1, 2011


Many thanks to the suggestions so far. Still listening through them all.

Pulco
-Squid http://pulco.bandcamp.com/track/squid
posted by cephalopodcast at 6:54 PM on October 1, 2011


Shel Silverstein's Underwater Land (kids music)
-Captain Octopus
-Cuttlefish http://www.indiesquidkid.com/tag/underwater-land/
posted by cephalopodcast at 7:05 PM on October 1, 2011


Flogging Molly's
-Cruel Mistress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYwf69AAyXU

andrew bird
-lull http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08bVhrcB_w (animated giant squid)

Rather Good
-Eric The Squid Spinner http://www.rathergood.com/eric
-Merry Squidmas http://www.rathergood.com/squidmas
-Nazi Squid http://www.rathergood.com/nazi_squid (rather weird)
posted by cephalopodcast at 7:41 PM on October 1, 2011


Billy the Squid by Tom Chapin
posted by LiverOdor at 8:14 PM on October 1, 2011


Ogham Waite and the Amphibian Jazz Band, "My Slimy Cephalopod", from the LP Live at the Gilman House.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 4:08 AM on October 2, 2011


Here's a ballad of the deceased psychic cephalopod Paul the Octupus sung by Parry Grip.
posted by Muttoneer at 5:54 AM on October 2, 2011


Thanks again everyone.

Baterz
-Giant Squids http://www.myspace.com/baterz
posted by cephalopodcast at 6:25 AM on October 2, 2011


Classic The Wiggles song: Henry the Octopus.
posted by lovedbymarylane at 6:59 AM on October 2, 2011


RJD2 - Giant Squid, she said, several days afterwards.
posted by Sallyfur at 7:29 AM on October 6, 2011


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