Sunday, 4 October 2015

Cat Food - King Crimson

From my large, and sometimes neglected collection of 1970s vinyl LPs. Side 2 track 1 of "In the Wake of Poseidon".



King Crimson, particularly Peter Sinfield and Robert Fripp, were adept at expressing social commentary in interesting and varied musical forms, especially rock music. For me, this music captures the frantic and rather aimless mood of supermarkets where the advertising attempts to drive the customers into purchasing things that aren't healthy and certainly don't do anything to combat the emptiness of corporate consumerism.



Cat Food - King Crimson lyrics


Lady Supermarket with an apple in her basket
Knocks in the manager's door.
In the Wake of Poseidon - King CrimsonGrooning to the muzak from a speaker in shoe rack
Lays out her goods on the floor.
Everything she's chosen is conveniently frozen.
"Eat it and come back for more!"

Lady Window Shopper with a new one in the hopper
Whips up a chemical brew.
Croaking to a neighbour while she polishes a sabre
Knows how to flavour a stew.
Never need to worry with a tin of 'Hurri Curri':
Cat Food - King Crimson"Poisoned especially for you!"

No use to complain
If you're caught out in the rain;
Your mother's quite insane.
Cat food, cat food, cat food, again.

No use to complain
If you're caught out in the rain;
Your mother's quite insane.
Cat food, cat food, cat food.

Lady Yellow Stamper with a fillet in a hamper
Dying to finish the course.
Goodies for the table with a fable on the label
Drowning in miracle sauce.
Don't think I am that rude if I tell you that it's cat food,
"Not even fit for a horse!"

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