Pets

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About Pets

"Pets" is a song by alternative rock band Porno for Pyros and the second single from their 1993 self-titled album Porno for Pyros. "The Cursed Female / Cursed Male" single preceded Pets, but saw only a limited radio station and promotional release, making Pets the first widely available commercial single from the album. The song became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. In Australia, the song reached number 68 and came in at number 33 on the 1993 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. The song's success was aided, in part, by a unique video directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris which received heavy rotation on MTV. They would later direct the critically acclaimed film Little Miss Sunshine. 


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2005
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Children are innocent
Teenagagers are fucked up in the head
Adults are even more fucked up
And elderlies are like children

Will there be another race
To come along and take over for us?
Maybe martians could do
Better than we've done
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!

My friend says we're like the dinosaurs
Only we are doing ourselves in
Much faster than they
Ever did
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!

We will make great pets
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We will make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!
We'll make great pets!

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Porno for Pyros

Porno for Pyros was an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992, following the initial break-up of Jane's Addiction. The band comprised former Jane's Addiction members Perry Farrell (vocals) and Stephen Perkins (drums), alongside Peter DiStefano (guitar) and Martyn LeNoble (bass). more »

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Written by: MARTYN LENOBLE, PERRY FARRELL, PETER DISTEFANO, STEPHEN PERKINS

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10 facts about this song

Band Formation
The song "Pets" was performed by Porno for Pyros, an American alternative rock band. The band was formed in 1992 by Perry Farrell following the breakup of Jane's Addiction.
Album Release
"Pets" is a part of Porno for Pyros' eponymous debut album, "Porno for Pyros," which was released in April 1993.
Billboard Chart Ranking
The song was a success, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States.
Musical Style
The song is recognized for its unique blend of alternative rock with subtle psychedelic influences. Its musical style significantly distinguished Porno for Pyros from the band’s previous projects.
Music Video
The music video for "Pets" features live footage from band's concerts and was a regular feature on MTV's nighttime alternative rock program, "120 Minutes".
Theme and Lyrics
The lyrics of "Pets" are quite dystopian and controversial, suggesting that humans will be replaced by pets or aliens due to their inadequacies and destructive behavior.
Popular Culture
"Pets" has been featured in various popular culture mediums. Parts of the song were used in the video game 'Saints Row: The Third' and the TV show ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’.
Band Lineup
The lineup of the band at the time of this song include Perry Farrell on vocals, Peter DiStefano on guitar, Martyn LeNoble on bass, and Stephen Perkins on drums.
Legacy
Despite Porno for Pyros being relatively short-lived as a band, the success of "Pets" continues to uphold the legacy of the band's unique sound and contributes to the ongoing relevance of its members in the American alternative rock scene.
Live Performances
"Pets" was a fan favorite during live performances due to its catchy, upbeat rhythm and controversial lyrics.

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