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Shock The Monkey

Features of This Track

electronica influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
a clear focus on recording studio production
heavy syncopation
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
prominent use of synth

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Wow! No comments from rev. Bob?
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mvs333
Shock Me! Monkeeeeeeee e e e e e e e e e e e e
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larwoman
Love. This. Song. But hell, I love anything Peter does! Amazing artist!
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Absulootly amazing!
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ph724
Met Peter in Spain. I asked him what this song meant. He told me with a straight face to get my head out if my a--. Great guy though really funny!!!
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i'TS O.K . . i JUST DANCE NAKED LIKE A MONKEY . . HA HA . .WHILE I'M EATING A BANANA------ - - - - M A Y B E - . .?-not . . . xxxxxx
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WHO DAT MONKEY . ... ?----------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x
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I too want the true explanation of this song. I thought i saw a comment years ago on liner notes that it was about the exploitation of the black groups of Motown back in the days that they were flourishing?
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Good monkey, now get off my back!
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Gabriel himself has described Shock the Monkey as a love song that examines how jealousy can release one's baser instincts; the monkey is not a literal monkey, but a metaphor for one's feelings of jealousy
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REALLY LIKE THIS SONG, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
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LOVE THIS SONG!!
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One of the best songs & videos of all time!
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emailgodzill a
The music video really helps to explain, even though it's bat-s**t crazy.
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NOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O O O O O O O O !


WTF is that? \/
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Shock my monkey, go ahead, I know you want to!
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gisman1
cool
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e38wolf
great track!
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To this day I have no idea what the hell this song is about!
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brandoncyoun g
awesome i love reciting this to people randomly
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Ah, the 80s. What song couldn't be construed as a euphemism for masturbation ?
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Shock the monkey! Mon-KEEEEY!
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feyaiavanpri
MTV was brand new! Yep, I know how that ages me. The effects for this video were very simple; a moving light behind a louvered vent, but the way they did it combined with the music has stuck in my head all these years. Don't ya know you gonna shock tha monkey.

feyaia
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kl285528
this song does rule!
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rbandremer
Wow, no comments here saying how much this song rules? I'm surprised.

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