Ahead of our KOKO Animal Zoo party on Saturday 26th November, we’ve had a root around our hideously modern record collection and pulled out a few numbers dedicated to the natural world. Let them be our muse for next week’s rave up:
A horse! A Horse! My kingdom for a horse!
The Osmonds: God lovin’, multi-wifed pop
They came from Salt Lake City. Many of them. Strong of tooth and large of hair. Yes in the 1970s one family ruled the pop world. No not the Jacksons. No not the Nolans. But the OSMONDS, of course! This was their one wild rock outing as they jiggied their big legs about to their “Crazy Horses” smash single, an ode to the mad-eyed, somewhat detached beast of the paddock. They shared dental affinity with the horse, so maybe subconsciously this spurred them onto chart glory.
I had a pet rat! I’m not weird! I am now dead.
Rats get such a bad name. Always with the “disease spreading” tag are they laden. For all we know they could be bathing in dettol of an evening round the back of Tesco’s bins. Jacko thought they were good, why else would he have one as a pet? And write a song – Ben, name of said rodent – to the creature? They must be fine if he went to all that trouble. He was such a stable individual after all.
Def Leppard – can’t spell 4 tofie
Hi ladies… We’re Yorkshire’s wild men
Def Leppard, named after an old feline from Blackpool Zoo that was legendary in Lancashire. That of course is a lie. Their song “Animal” isn’t about a fictional cat or indeed Animal from the Muppets – the Sheffield rockers would never serenade a puppet. Shame. Anyway, one can’t help but think how much better the video would have been if the animals had been playing the instruments. Wouldn’t you agree?