In 2010, Glenn Danzig bought a box of Fresh Step kitty litter and someone caught it on camera. Subsequently, and rightfully, the internet exploded. If it'd been George Michael carrying a box of kitty litter and, just for fun, let's throw in some tampons, five bloggers would have commented, but this is Glenn Fucking Danzig formerly of the motherfucking Misfits. So everyone wrote about it. This is probably my third or fourth blog on the topic. Maybe even twentieth mention in a blog. Honestly.
This had to be the weirdest moment in musical cat history. It has inspired, here, a list of the most bizarre putty gone sonic or musicians gone kitties of all time.
10. Keyboard Cat
Keyboard cat defines the age of cats on the internet and cats in music. He mesmerizes, he amuses, and he really works those keys!
9. Sonic Youth - "Kool Thing"
Two things internet music nerds love: Kim Gordon and cats.
8. Girl Talk's Collective Soul Cat
Collective Soul cat is an easy laugh. This also happens to be the pet of mashup maestro Girl Talk. We actually asked him why he chose this song in particular. He gave us the full scoop:
It wasn't like I could pick any song. I just thought that part in that song was pretty distinctive. Actually just sampled the vocal part of that song on my last record. I like the song, but I also think it can be kind of comical -- it's such a distinctive thing. The meow doesn't sound exactly like the "yeah," but it's just a very punctual vocal thing. I just thought to me it was funny, the fact that the cat's meow fit in there perfectly.
7. Andrew WK with Lil Bub
When Andrew WK won a drumming world record earlier this year, it was internet cat sensation and funny dwarf-faced pussy that offered him the support he needed to continue on to the end. Here, the hardest partier celebrates the holidays with his furriest cheerleader.
See also: Andrew W.K. Says "Twitter Is a Party"
6. Toonces the Driving Cat
So, Toonces may not have a famous musician by his side ready to plummet to his or her death, but the theme song for this driving cat SNL sketch is as much an anthem for comedy weirdoes as "If I Had a Hammer" is for hippy moms.
5. Best Coast - "Crazy for You"
With this video for "Crazy for You," Best Coast made it OK for hipsters to admit that they liked things other than Best Coast.
4. Peter Criss
There's nothing weirder than a grown man wearing cat face.
3. DJ Kitty
The hardest pussy on the web, DJ Kitty scratches vinyl, not the furniture.
2. Ryan Barger and Katie Akana's - "Dreams Are Real"
It's like Wayne Coyne directed this trippiest cat video ever.
1. Rock-Cats, The World's Only Feline Band
These four-legged beasts are actually trained to play and even play live. Believe it.
Bonus: Cat-certo Cat
Cat-certo cat is not only one of the cutest putty tats on the web, he's also the most purr-fectly talented and emotional cat performer. This little gray guy really throws himself headfirst into his craft.
Danzig with with Doyle, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, and A Pale Horse Named Death. 6 p.m., October 8, at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $30.50 in advance and $33 day of show. All ages. Visit jointherevolution.net.
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