The Album Only Dogs Can Hear. Your Heard Me.

All of my English bull terriers have shown musical preferences.  Willy Bumpers was partial to both Rough Trade (“High School Confidential” was a favourite) along with the theme from Dallas.  Sponge was more of a Music for Airports sort of dog (I hope to tell that to Eno one day). Schmooze likes to rock out; Rob Zombie seems to resonate well with her.  And Squirt?  She’s still experimenting, although she’s seems to be gravitating towards Deadmau5.  She is a terrier, after all.

This leads me to Michelle Shocked’s Inaudible Women, an album I had previously written about as a “silent” record–an album with no audio at all.  Turns out that I was very, very wrong.

I supposed to cover should have tipped me off. Shocked describes the album as “ultrasonic,” featuring tones that only dogs can hear.  She explains all at a Noisey.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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