14. The Futureheads âËHounds Of Love’ – Initially written and performed by Kate Bush, the track describes being afraid to fall in love and compares this felling to being pursued by a pack of hounds.
15. The Magnetic Fields âËFido, Your Leash Is Too Long’ ââ It’s the enigmatic Magnetic Fields, do you really expect to understand what this ones about?
âFido, your leash is too long I don’t know where I went wrong You scare me out of my wits When you do that Shitzhu Fido, your leash is too long”
16. Arcade Fire âËNeighbourhood #2 (Laika)” ââ Apparently the central character in this track is a child who should have been named after the first living being in space; Laika who was sent into orbit by Russian scientists in 1957 ââ sadly Laika did not survive the journey. Laika is the russian word for ‘barker’…
17. The Meteors âËDog Eat Robot’ ââ Form the deranged pen of P. Paul Fenech, this cheery ditty appeared on the bands 1986 album âËTeenagers From Outer Space’
18. Johnny Cash âËDirty Ol’ Egg Suckin Dog’ – The Man In Black tells the inmates of Folsom Prison how he is going to “stomp his head in the ground” referring to his own dog which he caught stealing his chickens!
19. Skinny Puppy âËK-9′ ââ The Canadian industrial giants could really have a âËDog’ Top 5 all of their own, their name, the tracks âËDog Shit’, and ‘Raw Dog’, and this anti-vivisection number.
20. Christian Death âËDogs’ ââ Despite being called âËDogs’ the word never actually appears in this charmingly melody from Rozz Williams and Co. ââ though apparently âYou’re going to die and go straight to hellâÂ
Last year's tour where they played the album was brilliant, brooding and baffling in every great way possible. The band have announced two shows in Tokyo put on by the legendary Somewhere festival people.