Request Line: VisionQuest 2020 (Part 4) – Canis Lupus

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

INT. RECORDING STUDIO – NIGHT

The PRODUCER is sitting upright on the couch.  His eyes are red and very bloodshot, but he is seemingly alert.  DJ 3000’s camera is slowly flashing as he watching him intently.

DJ 3000: [internal monologue] I JUST WISH I COULD SEE WHAT HE’S SEEING.

CUT TO: THE PRODUCER’S POINT OF VIEW

Everything is extremely blurry, save for a single figure that almost appears to be floating in the center of the room.

ROB RYAN: …come on, man, I’ve been jonesin’ for this ever since the full moon this month.

PRODUCER: I hear you, man, I really do.  But I’m worried that the topic is too limited.  There just aren’t enough songs about wolves to work with.

ROB RYAN: Okay, but hear me out – what if we expand the topic!

PRODUCER: Go on.

ROB RYAN: We could include anything from the same animal family.  Dogs, and, uh…just dogs, I guess.  But there’s other stuff too.  How about the moon?

PRODUCER: [shrugs agreeably]

ROB RYAN: And like, werewolf stuff too.  Silver bullets, and crosses, and things.

PRODUCER: Crosses?

ROB RYAN: Yeah, some people think you can scare a werewolf away by wearing a crucifix around your neck.

PRODUCER: Huh.  And…?

ROB RYAN: [grins ominously] Works about as well as it does for keeping them Catholic girls from gettin’ pregnant.  You ever been with a Catholic girl?

PRODUCER: Well, there was this one time…

ROB RYAN: WOO WOO WOO!  AWWHOOOOOOOOOOO!  MY LITTLE BUDDY OVER HERE TOOK A GIRL IN PLAID AND HAD HER CALLING OUT FOR HER MAKER!  THAT’S GOOD HUSTLE!

PRODUCER: Wait, isn’t that…isn’t that your brother’s thing?

ROB RYAN: Hey, I’m a coach too, you know.  Bring it in.

PRODUCER: [takes another sip of moonshine, brings it in]

ROB RYAN: Now let me tell you something.  Quarantine isn’t fun.  Being all alone by yourself with only a computer to keep you company and accidentally consuming a bunch of methanol isn’t fun.  But hallucinating guests to come in and present you with topics for Request Line?  That’s at least a little bit fun, right?

PRODUCER: Yeah!

ROB RYAN: So I want you to get on the air, and you open those phone lines, and YOU TAKE THOSE GODDAMN REQUESTS!  YOU ROCK THOSE LISTENERS’ SOCKS OFF!  WOLFPACK ON THREE!

CUT BACK TO: DJ 3000’s POINT OF VIEW

PRODUCER: AWHOOOOO….WHOOOO…YIP YIP YIP…AWWHOOOOOOOOOOO!

DJ 3000: [unsuccessfully attempts to download WOLF language module]  NUTS…WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

PRODUCER: [slurring heavily] Request line…wolves.

DJ 3000: OH.

PRODUCER: And dogs.  And moons.  And, uh, the other thing.

DJ 3000: THE OTHER THING?

PRODUCER: No slowing down with the…SILVER BULLETS!

DJ 3000: THERE ARE SONGS ABOUT SILVER BULLETS?

PRODUCER: I don’t know, I hope so!  Turn on the amp, good buddy, it’s time to rock!

Today’s theme is: “Canis Lupus”.  We’re looking for songs about WOLVES, but don’t be shy about stretching for this one.  Dogs, moons, silver bullets, anything you can think of that can be connected to wolves.  Band names and album titles are fair game.  I’ve gotten us started with the granddaddy of the genre.  Post links as “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWHOOOOOOO” and they should embed in the comments after you refresh. 

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Feels like an obvious omission

ThurberHerder

https://youtu.be/BDh2zGgVZzM?t=205

Some “not music” and “not wolf” but interesting nonetheless

ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder
ThurberHerder



Ah the blue eyed merle

ThurberHerder
King Hippo

Since Hippo is a Wolven Sort, here is a song by HippoBand:

King Hippo

However, this wolven song represents how it feels to actually care about Wolven sportsball events:




King Hippo

/also, FOAR Balls and the other 2-3 of y’all who DON’T hate yourselves, this is a very accurate depiction of how depression feels (even MOAR than that Bojack “Stupid Piece of Shit” episode)

King Hippo

TV on the Radio (taken) has the wolven song that should be played at ALL NC State sportsball competitions. This would be my 2nd choice:

scotchnaut

“Really? I have to share top billing with a frickin’ butterfly? I’m done. Call my agent!”

-Dog

LemonJello

Dunstan

Can’t believe this one is still on the table:

scotchnaut

“Actually, this one was on the can.”

-Memphis Coroner

Dunstan

What a crappy thing to say!

Dunstan

Dunstan

Dunstan

And counterpoint:

SonOfSpam

Neil Young gets sentimental

Dunstan

Another Zevon tune, one that also served as the theme song to the short-lived but awesome series “Action”:

scotchnaut

OH MY DOG! TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT TIMBUK 3!

Viva La Tabula Raza

Good catch. I’m ashamed I didn’t get that one, I’ve got their entire discography as well as Pat McDonald’s solo albums. Saw them a few times during their time, always in small venues. Smoked a doob with him in the alley behind the bar they played in Houston back in 95 or so… Dude is a hell of a harp player.

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SonOfSpam

A moon song specifically for us!

LemonJello

Here’s one for tWBS:

LemonJello

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SonOfSpam

Are we just not scrolling down to check…oh, a tribute to Seamus. Good one.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Apparently scrolling IS JUST TOO HARD.

scotchnaut

I’m not gonna lie-I just don’t take anti-scrollers seriously, AT ALL!

LemonJello

Harsh. But fair.

yeah right

It’s the CTRL-F All stars!

scotchnaut

“So disappointed in every one of you.” [throws a bottle of beer at someone in the crowd]

yeah right

Dammit Scotchy!

You win.

scotchnaut

I Love this Volkswagen commercial!

Viva La Tabula Raza

OT-Big line of T-Storms approaching. Should lose power, and thus internet, here shortly.

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Viva La Tabula Raza

Thanks. Already lost it once, hopefully the line of storms will move through in less than an hour. Pretty good lightning show so far. Dog hates it. Drink is refilled, pipe is loaded, Kindle is charged.

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scotchnaut

“Maybe you should have, perhaps, invested in me? I sent you a few emails and you ignored them. After all, you know…”

Downfield Matriculator

And just one more for the live 70s trifecta — ladies and gents, Mr, Keith MOON:

Downfield Matriculator

Keeping with the live music from the 70s, I give you the J.Geils Band (fronted by Peter WOLF for you youngsters):

scotchnaut

I give you Peter Wolf’s ‘Jumping’ video (Come As You Are)

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scotchnaut

Bonus points to me for the first words uttered-“Shut up, dog.”

Downfield Matriculator

Watching him jump around that video has been a sufficient aerobic workout for the day for me — I think it is it time to find an opener for the IPAs that have been waiting patiently for me all day!

scotchnaut

“Someone jumping around that has some tangential relationship to canines? I’m in!”

-The Pointer Sisters

Viva La Tabula Raza

Is that all it takes? Shit. —DLR

Viva La Tabula Raza

As a teenager, I thought the coolest thing about Peter Wolf was that he was married to Faye Dunaway for a while.

ArmedandHammered

I thought the coolest thing about him, other than the music, was that he was roommates with David Lynch for awhile.

yeah right

I saw them LIVE at the Isle of Rock on Credit Island in the middle of the damn Mississippi River back in Imma say 1980.

They were fun as fuck.

scotchnaut

This Scottish crew was SO popular in The Canada back in the Pretend Good Times: This is Hair of the Dog

Viva La Tabula Raza

Had the 8-track back in 76 or 77. Did the “wow, they said son of a bitch!” like Beavis and Butthead; cussing on records wasn’t all that common back then, although Mick Jagger scraped “the shit right off” his shoes on Exile on Main Street several years earlier. I guess it’s because HotD got played on the radio, and Sweet Virginia never did.
“Foul language on songs,” maybe an RTD subject here some future Friday.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

I vaguely remember the stickers on nipples of some of the album covers like Santana Abraxas because [GASP] NIPPLES ARE EVIL (female only). It was the nipple fight because they could not invade the factory wrapping.

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Oh wait, we still do that.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Then Penthouse and Playboy started showing bush, which was the beginning of the end for polite society.
And speaking of nipply things; I just realized I cannot post this album cover here.I guess without the “https” it won’t upload anyway…
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See also: Different album covers for Country Life by Roxy Music.

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

That was another one.

I am talking about the big stores in the late 70s, LONG AFTER BUSH, mister expert.

Viva La Tabula Raza

Bush in mags was like, in the early 70’s, right? But yeah, I remember what you mention about that stuff; it was some foreshadowing for Tipper Gore and the Mothers of Prevention in the 80’s. And as you point out, shit still goes on to this day…

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

As I remember one of the chain stores took the cellophane wrapping on and put the sticker right on the the tits; NOT COOL. Budget Tapes ‘n’ Records or Wax Tracksone of those wouldn’t do it so we bought ours there. I think the non-political bush wars started in ’70: “In June of 1970, Penthouse was the first magazine to publish photos showing hints of pubic hair, almost to the point of invisibility. Nine months later, their rival Playboy started showing off a few wisps of bush. In January 1971, Liv Lindeland’s Playboy pictorial was the first to feature fully visible bush.”

Viva La Tabula Raza

I had a coupon for a year’s subscription to Playboy for like 2 bucks a few years back. No bushes are visible at all any more. Lots of tattoos though. I let the sub expire without renewing.

Dunstan

The industry term for that was the “pubic wars.” I shit you not.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

The Bush Wars were a little different, correct.

Gumbygirl

Gumby got to party backstage with them in Edinburgh. The drummer from the opening act, Vic something, grew up about 15 minutes from where we did, so he got Gumby and a bunch of squids in. They had a great time.

scotchnaut

Okay. Now that all of the cool songs about canines are out of the way…

Viva La Tabula Raza

In these days of the virus, apparently Canada is not even allowing streaming videos to cross the border. Never got this message before.
“Video unavailable
This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

Copyright airs.