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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
minor key tonality
heavy syncopation
a vocal-centric aesthetic
electric guitar riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
prominent use of synth

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

larwoman
Love. This. Song. But hell, I love anything Peter does! Amazing artist!
Absulootly amazing!
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!!!
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
WHO DAT MONKEY . ... ?----------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x
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?
Good monkey, now get off my back!
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
REALLY LIKE THIS SONG, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
LOVE THIS SONG!!
sean_mcclain
One of the best songs & videos of all time!
emailgodzill a
The music video really helps to explain, even though it's bat-s**t crazy.
NOOOOOOOOOOO O O O O O O O O O O O O !


WTF is that? \/
Shock my monkey, go ahead, I know you want to!
gisman1
cool
e38wolf
great track!
To this day I have no idea what the hell this song is about!
brandoncyoun g
awesome i love reciting this to people randomly
Ah, the 80s. What song couldn't be construed as a euphemism for masturbation ?
Shock the monkey! Mon-KEEEEY!
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
kl285528
this song does rule!
rbandremer
Wow, no comments here saying how much this song rules? I'm surprised.

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