Go Go Catzilla

May 28, 2018  •  14 Comments

Coyote 102.5 FM plays their entire song library from A to Z over Memorial Day weekend. They happened to be on the Gs when I was out and about Saturday, and played Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult. I hadn’t heard “Godzilla” in a dinosaur’s age, and as I listened to the repetition in the lyrics, I started thinking about how the song fit with Spunk, and how he has played with a leopard tail from an old halloween costume since he was a kitten. Here we are four years later, and Spunk still plays with his tail, gets it out of his toy box every night (often multiple times a night when we put it back in his toy box before going to bed), along with multiple lids from yogurt containers, and leaves his tail and the lids in various places around the house. Where he leaves his tail and lids depends on where we are when he gets them out of his toy box. When we are out walking on the ditch in the evening, he leaves his tail by the door. Often when we are sitting at the counter, he announces his tail and drops it in the middle of the room. When we are in bed, we wake up to find his tail and lids in the bedroom, bathroom and hallway. This morning, his tail was on my nightstand.

Inspired by hearing “Godzilla” on Coyote 102.5 Saturday, I got up early Sunday morning, wrote the parody lyrics, prepped the music, had the Average White Boys learn the song and practice it a few times, and then got everyone in my darkroom (which doubles as a recording studio) and recorded “Catzilla”. Sunday evening I recorded a few videos of Spunk playing with a toy mouse, swatting at the camera, and walking around in a pile of boxes we left on the floor for the cats to play in. I got up early this morning and went through old videos of Spunk, searched my photo archives for photos of Spunk with his tail, and put together the music video. Enjoy “Catzilla”.

 

Catzilla

 

Catzilla
Music – Blue Oyster Cult
Lyrics – Timothy Price

With a purposeful meow and a wailing sound
He pulls out his tail and drops it down

Helpless lids in-line like a train
He moans and wails, he wants us to look at them

He picks up his tail and he drops it back down
He wades through the boxes to the center lies down

Oh, no, where’s he going to go
Go go Catzilla
Oh, no, like a yoyo
Go go Catzilla

Oh, no, where’s he going to go
Go go Catzilla
Oh, no, like a yoyo
Go go Catzilla

Oh, no, where’s he going to go
Go go Catzilla
Oh, no, like a yoyo
Go go Catzilla

The kitty does it again and again how much fun he makes us all grin
Catzilla!

The kitty does it again and again how much fun he makes us all grin
Catzilla!

The kitty does it again and again how much fun he makes us all grin
Catzilla!

The kitty does it again and again how much fun he makes us all grin
Catzilla!

 


Comments

Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie.
Julie(non-registered)
Spunk is the kitty for the job! What a star ... :)
Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos
Hi Lavinia. The original song is linked to YouTube in the text above.
Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
Good old Spunk!I'll have to look up this song. The only BOC song I remember is "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Off Center & Not Even @ T & L Photos
Thanks, Teagan!
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