Ceph/Deep Sea-inspired music

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Clem said:
Careful with that "swing" talk, WK: you're within their field of fire.

hehe i fear nary a creature from Chapel Hill..... :smile: back onto the subject, (yes, i know its unusual for me) metallica has a song called "the the call of ktulu"...i guess they were trying to make things easier for headbangers..... :band:
 

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Nice job bringing this discussion back on track WK :smile: ...

There was a discussion about this on the "old" board... and so here is a nugget from the [Old Board Archives]...

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ceph hearing???|tintenfisch|
hey all you music enthusiasts! we've had squid & octo sightings galore but no talk of hearing about them. so - songs about cephs? who knows some good ones?
those i can think of off the top of my head (other than the classic beatles' one) would be a nice little ditty done by several artists, not sure who the original is, called "squid-jiggin' ground," which i first heard on mpr's morning show (other dale & jim ed fans?) by schooner fare. there's a different version by newfoundland as well.
and searching an mp3 database, many techno tunes come up with the title octopus (by groups like van der graaf generator) but alas, rarely have words at all, let alone mentions of our betentacled friends.
also - german speakers? - there's a song by the wise guys, a spoof of an old popular song , called 'flunder gibt es immer wieder' which is about a guy in love with a jellyfish, who is tired of all the available flounder, eels, salmon and, yes, octopus - but alas, his lady love reserves her affections for - ha ha - a loan shark.
ok, someone else's turn!

Re: ceph hearing???|tonmo|
Great subject! I quote Syd Barrett on the About TONMO.com page. Syd Barrett was the founder of the classic/progressive rock band Pink Floyd. On his first solo album in 1968 his single was a song called Octopus. Anyone who knows anything about Syd Barrett knows that he was a casualty of the LSD scene of the late 60's. He never fully recovered, and went into seclusion in the early 70's, where he still remains. ANYway, Octopus is a great song, if a little obscure. Syd was a poet, his music was mostly accoustic in his waning days, and his lyrics were outstanding, in my opinion. He is widely regarded as being way ahead of his time musically and lyrically... I agree. His work was raw, yet rich and pure. Worth listening to!

Re: ceph hearing???|Colin|
The late Frank Zappa had a song devoted to the Edgewater Inn where allegedly you can fish from the balcony of your room in the hotel. The foyer even rented out fishing rods and sold bait....

The actual contents explain how is was quite common to catch octopuses as well as the famous Mudshark, which is also a kind of dance patented by FZ.

When I was getting the right spelling of "Edgewater" I stumbled apon this site http://www.mmsc11856.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/doctoroctopus/doctoroctopus.htm A band called Doctor Octopus with references to FZ on their pages..... be warned, I never actully clicked on a "listen to us" button! :smile:

Colin

Re: ceph hearing???|amniote|
That ZAPPA track is on the album "Live at Filmore East 1971", which also features Flo and Eddie, ex The Byrds, singing "Happy Together".

As to what use people could have for a baby octopus? Well, this is ZAPPA at his most risque. Suffice to say it does not end up in a nice aquarium...

When were "Van der Graff Generator" ever considered a techno band? Overblown, pretentious, prog-rock yes, but techno?

One track of theirs may be of interest to teuthists. Called "Killer"...

So you live in the bottom of the sea
and you kill all that come near you
but you are very lonely, because all the other fish fear you.....

And you crave the companionship and someone to call your own,
because for the whole of your life you've been living alone

On a black day in a black month
at the black bottom of the sea
Your mother gave birth to you and died immediately.


I won't go on, but I'm sure Peter Hammill had tentacles in mind when he was writing it!

Re: ceph hearing???|colin|
Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of 'Playground Psychotics' but 'Filamore' is a much better album so I'll go along with that AND Flo and Eddie were singers in The Turtles. (aka Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan):nyah:

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WhiteKiboko said:
you could throw the band Gwar into this topic..

Weren't they the band who used to dress up in full papier-mache outfits as demons and prance about on stage playing death-metal threatening to destroy the universe?

Or was this a dream I had?
 

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i think it was more latex than paper mache, but yes you are correct...they hijacked the whole aliens frozen in antarctica trying to rule the world thing from lovecraft.... really odd style though.... kinda death metal with a definite ska/gogo influence....
 

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Tom Chapin recorded a song called "Billy the Squid," released on an album of the same name. You can find it on Amazon.com, along with an image of the cover art.

He's a little outlaw squid, that's what he is. Got that look in his eye.
 

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For lovecraftian music I'm surprised no one has mentioned The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets.

They have sort of a punk style in their older music (there 3 albums of lovecraftian stuff) and have a good range of styles in their newer stuff.

To give you a taste of the lyrics...

I met her at the E.O.D.
She sank her dew claws into me
We stepped out to watch the tide come in
She said a little swim would do some wonders for your skin
I shed my old self, slipped into the sea
One glance was all it took
She gave me the Innsmouth Look

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probably wouldve mentioned them except for one small detail.....this is the first ive ever heard of them...
 

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GWAR were one of the first live bands i ever seen!!!!

i remember sneaking in to Edinburgh and getting pretty damn drunk (prolly about 15 or thereabouts) and all was well until GWAR actually came onstage. Throughout the show the band and all the extras were throwing fake blood and stuff about and we got covered! Not exactly what we had in mind but great fun!

i went looking for a cool pic of them to share here but the online sites are perhaps not suitable for all viewers!!!! LOLOL 8)

And another thing is that MetallicA had an instrumental on Ride the Lighting called The call of Ktulu.......... is that a variation?

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challenge for any of our more musically/lyrically inclined members:

corrupting Jay-z's "99 Problems (but a squid aint one)*"

the great thing is with a rap song its less reliant on harmony and more of a fast tempo free style....




*italics and title corruption mine
 

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