Monday, December 24, 2007

Two black dogs

I´m not particularly fond of dogs, give me cats anytime. Felines usually don´t smell or bark, right? An added advantage is that you don´t have to walk them, which is especially welcome when it rains. Dogs in songs are something else though. Love them I do. Bird Dog (Everly´s), Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton & Elvis), Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas), I Wanna Be Your Dog (Stooges), Hey Bulldog (Beatles), Two Headed Dog (Roky Erickson), the list is endless.

My two ultimate dog-songs are both about a black dog. First up is Jesse Winchester, with a track off his self-titled debut album. ´Black dog don´t believe in sin, think of where the black dog´s been...´ Spooky song, very intense. Next is the sadly still somewhat obscure Simon Joyner, with a song from Heaven´s Gate. ´His tongue is sipping muddy water...´ One very sorry dog. Woof!

Jesse Winchester - Black Dog MP3
Simon Joyner - The Black Dog MP3

1 comment:

De Rikkert said...

Mijn suggesties : Move It On Over (Hank zelf) of Beware (Earl Randle, mijn favoriet) ?