The Penguin Post has written about many penguin related topics this past year and even music related topics have crossed this blog, but never before have we written about a singing penguin. Well, to be honest, Ricky The Rockhopper Penguin is squawking rather than singing like a bird, but by ‘eck is it a cracking tune that he has put his voice to! Ricky, who lives at London Zoo, was persuaded to put his tones to reel by Leeds-based trio G.U. Medicine. The band had written the track Ice Cold about their love of the alcoholic tipple Jagermeister, and when Ricky turned his ears to the number during a break from swimming with his penguin pals, he was hooked by the killer riffs and decided that he wanted a piece of the action. When City Nights was sent the video of the collaboration to watch it turned afternoon drear to office cheer. “Ricky certainly wasn’t microphone shy,” G.U. Medicine chap Ryan Senior revealed. “In fact, he tried to eat it! He squawked his vocal part like one of the true greats!” In honor of this stonking, lively thumper of a song, which could be the best rock collaboration since Aerosmith teamed up with Run DMC, City Nights has hooked up with Jagermeister and we have three goodie-bags to give away which are full of Jager-goodies. To be in with a chance of winning one, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address.
Put ‘Penguin pop’ in the subject box.
Closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 29.
Now that Ricky has had a taste of the rock n roll lifestyle, we reckon that he might like another crack at the recording process and have come up with a few songs that might just fit the beak, erm we mean bill…
1 Simply The Nest – Tina Turner
2 Mull of Kintyre – Wings
3 The Birdy Song – The Tweets
4 Like a Penguin – Madonna
5 Feather & Lace – Stevie Nicks