I’d Like to be Under the Sea: In Search for Octopus Soundscapes

Martin Ullrich
Other Worlds

Abstract Octopus encounters in Western popular music of the 1960s: well-known is “Octopus’s Garden” (The Beatles, Abbey Road, 1969). Around the same time, “Cement Octopus” (Malvina Reynolds/Pete Seeger, God Bless The Grass, 1966) and “Octopus” (Van der Graaf Generator, Aerosol Grey Machine, 1969) feature very different cephalopods.Meanwhile, Jean Painlevé’s 1967 film Les amours de la […]