I grew up in New Jersey, and every summer we visited relatives near Toms River. They had a boat, and we all would go crabbing out in the bay. We always caught a lot of crabs and brought them back to cook. I was 4, and I watched as they started putting the live crabs in a big pot of boiling water. I was horrified and would never eat crab again.
I got the idea for the song "Rock Lobster" watching a slide show in an Atlanta disco in the late '70s. There obviously was no budget for a light show, so they showed slides of puppies, children, and ... lobsters on a grill! Ridiculous! But I thought, "Hmm, rock this, rock that ... rock lobster!" I told the band, and we jammed on the title.
Fred Schneider of the B-52's: Let Lobsters and Crabs 'Rock On'