Day 79: A song by your favorite band beginning with the letter A.

“Dogs Are Talking” – The Angels

Dogs Are TalkingI seem to have an affinity for songs about dogs. Not the cute, furry kind but the horny, human kind.

Both today’s song and “Who Let The Dogs Out” have lyrics dealing with guys that are just out for a good time. It’s a little odd, because I don’t tend to like people who are like that. This particular song’s lyrics are about nothing more than a guy trying to get lucky with a virgin.

While the lyrics are despicable, the music simply rocks. Hard. So hard, in fact, that many people who know me would probably be surprised that I like this song at all. But, much like the situation with “Who Let The Dogs Out” where I can’t help but dance, for this song, I can’t help but head-bang.

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I was first introduced to this song by my host-sister (she hates the term) Megan, who came to the US to stay with my family after I’d stayed with hers in Australia (and also before I stayed with hers in Australia). She was much more of a head-banger than I would ever be, but she did manage to introduce me to some really good stuff I’d have never been exposed to otherwise. There’s a line in this one that goes “Heartbreaker, heartbreaker, with the jelly roll skin.” She used to poke my spare tire every time that line came on. It used to embarrass the crap out of me at the time, but now I look back on it with amusement. Apparently I’ve come to terms with my GoodYear.

To be perfectly honest, even though I love this song, I never sought out any more music by The Angels. They are an Australian band and they are not well-known here in the US. (In fact, at the time of this post, “Dogs Are Talking” is ranked #1,223,009 in MP3 Downloads at Amazon. We need to remedy that…) Back when I was first exposed to the song, the band’s stuff had to be released in the US under the name “Angel City” (but, based on the Amazon links, this is no longer the case.). It was never easy to find. Maybe that’s the reason I didn’t dig deeper. Maybe I’m just lazy and never got around to it. But as I think about it now, it’s a little odd. It’s not my usual MO when I find a song that I like. Especially in this day and age of free song samples.

So I’m going to have to do that. I’ll report back in once I’ve done some research.

That, and I’ll have to find more songs about dogs. (Not the cute, furry kind but the horny, human kind.) Because I’m sure it’ll come up in some other day’s challenge. And, apparently, each one makes me do things spontaneously. Hmm… I hope “combust” is not the next thing on the list…