Captain Midnight here, calling all musically-minded super-dog fans. I need your help to compile a playlist of my greatest hits. Himself has found some in the back catalogue that we’re pretty sure are mine, but I’m having trouble remembering most of them.
I’ve been around a while and you know how the scene was back then: I did a bit of Winalot (we all did) and pretty soon I was mainlining marrow-bone. I lost the plot completely for a while. Like they say, “If you can remember the 60s, you weren’t really there.”
You should know that I’ve been clean for years. It’s macrobiotic dog biscuit and yoga for me now. Sobriety is great but you still can’t bring back the lost years. So, this is where your help comes in. If you listen carefully to the following songs (click on title for YouTube link) I’m sure you’ll recognize my dulcet tones harmonizing with the human front-person unjustly required by Equity.
It’s outrageous how we canines are treated by the so-called entertainment industry. Did you know that Lassie died broke and they actually shot Old Yeller for the sake of realism? But, I’m getting off the point, which is to ask if can you think of any other tracks that I might have appeared on during my drug-fuelled years as a “dog-for-hire” session musician as well as these ones?
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
Red Rubber Ball (Seekers)
Walking the Dog (Rolling Stones)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
I Love My Dog (Cat Stevens)
Puppy Love (Paul Anka)
Spanish Flea (Herb Alpert)
Shake it like a Dog (Kane and Abel)
Leash (Pearl Jam)
Salty Dog (Procul Harum)
The Bitch is Back (Elton John)
That’s the quiz. Send me your doggy suggestions with url link, c/o Himself. But please note that I had nothing whatsoever to do with that god-awful dirge, How Much is That Doggy in the Window? I might have been boned out of my mind but I never sunk that low.
Get busy because the winner will be announced on 10 January!
Bye for now super-dog fans.