Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Zoo Mix

A Menagerie of Songs, with matching collective nouns:
Coyote - Better than Ezra [A Band of Coyotes]
Monkey - Bush [A Troop of Monkeys]
Piggy - Nine Inch Nails [A Trip of Pigs]
Rhinoceros - Smashing Pumpkins [A Crash of Rhinocerous]
Dolphin - Poe [A Pod of Dolphins] 
Barracuda - Heart [A Battery of Barracudas] 
Bear - The Antlers [A Sloth of Bears]
Rattlesnakes - Tori Amos [A Rhumba of Rattlesnakes]
Ladybird - Ladytron [A Loveliness of Ladybirds]
Honey Bee - Garbage [A Swarm of Bees]
Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers [A Marathon of Roadrunners]
Blackbird - Beatles [A Cloud of Blackbirds]
Elephant Elephant - Evelyn Evelyn [A Herd of Elephants]
Elephants - Them Crooked Vultures [A Memory of Elephants]
Fireflies - Owl City [A Conflagration of Fireflies]
100,000 fireflies - Magnetic Fields [A Swarm of Fireflies]
Muskrat Ramble - Phil Harris[?]
Bumble Bee Rock - Ventures [A Swarm of Bees]
Superfast Jellyfish - Gorillaz [A Smack of Jellyfish]
Surf Rat - The Rumblers [A Pack of Rats]
Blue Bird - Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions [A Band of Bluejays (close as I could get)]
The Bonny Swans - Loreena McKennitt [A Bevy of Swans]
The Chipmunk song - The Chipmunks[A Scurry of Chipmunks]

Octopus' Garden - Beatles [A Consortium of Octopi]
Butterflies & Hurricanes - Muse [A Flutter of Butterflies]
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club [? None, although I like the suggestions Camoflage and Illusion]
Slow Cheetah - Red Hot Chili Peppers [A Coalition of Cheetahs]

Chicken Man - Evelyn Evelyn [A Brood of Chickens]
Elk Hunt - Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack[A Gang of Elk]
Green Hornet - Al Hirt [A Nest of Hornets]
Funky Mule - Ike & Tina Turner [A Pack of Mules]
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane [A Husk of Rabbits]
Night Owl - The Righteous Brothers [A Parliament of Owls]
Black Sheep - Metric [A Drove of Sheep]
Turtle Blues - Big Brother & the Holding Company [A Bale of Turtles]
Mr. Zebra - Tori Amos [A Zeal of Zebras]
Bats in the Belfry - Dispatch [A Colony of Bats] 
Earthquakes and Sharks - Brandtson [A Shiver of Sharks]
Cripple and the Starfish - Antony & the Johnsons [A Tird of Starfish (?)]
A Whale of a Tale - Kirk Douglas [A Gam of Whales]
Seven Caged Tigers - Stone Temple Pilots [A Streak of Tigers]
Disease of the Dancing Cats - Bush [A Pounce of Cats]
You Drive Me Ape You Big Gorilla - The Dickies [A Shrewdness of Apes, A Band of Gorillas]
The Mouse & the Model - The Dresden Dolls [A Mischief of Mice]
Boris the Spider - The Who [A Cluster of Spiders]
Little Fury Bugs - Death Cab for Cutie [A Horde of Insects]
The Cockroach that ate Cincinnati - Rose & the Arrangement [An Intrusion of Cockroaches]
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie - Joanna Newsome [A Bed of Clams, A Cast of Crabs]
Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band [A Convocation of Eagles]
Apache Rose Peacock - Red Hot Chili Peppers [An Ostentation of Peacocks]
I Cut Like a Buffalo - The Dead Weather [An Obstinancy of Buffalo]
Grandma got run over by a Reindeer - ? [A Herd of Reindeer]
When Doves Cry - Prince [A Pitying of Doves]
Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Sweeney Todd [A Charm of Finches, A Parcel of Linnets]
Portions of Foxes - Rilo Kiley [A Skulk of Fox]
Magpie to the Morning - Neko Case [A Mischief of Magpies]
The Dam at Otter Creek - Live [A Romp of Otters]
An Episode of Sparrows - Astronautalis [A Ubiquity of Sparrows]
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - Tom Leher [A Passel of Pigeons]
I am the Walrus - Beatles [A Pod of Walruses]
The Moribund Tree and the Toad - Javier Navarrete [A Knot of Toads]
Of Wolf and Man - Metallica [A Pack of Wolves
Hungry like the Wolf - Duran Duran [A Rout of Wolves]
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons [A Pride of Lions]
Gold Lion - Yeah Yeah Yeahs [A Sawt of Lions]
Pretty Horses - Shirley Manson [A Team of Horses]
Pale Horses - Moby [A Harras of Horses]
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall [A Stable of Horses]
Hound Dog - Elvis [A Kennel of Dogs]
Space Dog - Tori Amos [A Cry of Dogs]
Dog New Tricks - Garbage [A Mute of Dogs]
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin [A Pack of Dogs]
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen [An Aviary of Birds]
The Birds (pt. 1) - The Weeknd [A Dissimulation of Birds]
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac [A Volary of Birds]
And finally, The Salmon Dance (ft. Fatlip) - Chemical Brothers [A Run of Salmon]. This one gets the video:

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