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“Monkey Man” by The Rolling Stones

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“Monkey Man” by The Rolling Stones

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“Monkey Man” by The Rolling Stones


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    “Monkey Man” by The Rolling Stones is a classic rock song.

    Song Title: Monkey Man
    Artist: the Rolling Stones
    Album: Let It Bleed
    Genre: rock, classic rock, hard rock, blues rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1969 Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
    Lead Vocals: Mick Jagger
    Backing Vocals: Keith Richards
    Guitar: Keith Richards
    Piano: Nicky Hopkins
    Vibraphone: Bill Wyman
    Bass Guitar: Bill Wyman
    Drums: Charlie Watts
    Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
    Producer: Jimmy Miller
    Recorded: April 1969
    Released: 5 December 1969
    Label: Decca/ABKCO (UK)
    ABKCO (US)
    Number of listens: 6600
    Current rank: 2617 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 2402 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)


    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Monkey Man” is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, featured as the eighth track on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. It is often believed to be about a bad acid trip or heroin experience.

Composition and recording

    Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and recorded in April 1969, the song’s introduction features distinctive vibraphone, bass, and guitar, as well as piano. Richards plays the main guitar riff as well as the slide guitar solo, Jagger provides vocals, producer Jimmy Miller plays tambourine, Nicky Hopkins plays piano, Charlie Watts provides drums, while Bill Wyman plays vibraphone and bass.

Performances and covers

    The Rolling Stones performed “Monkey Man” heavily on their 1994/95 Voodoo Lounge Tour. A performance of the song features on Live Licks from their 2002/03 Licks Tour.

    Many movies and television shows (such as Entourage or How I Met Your Mother) have used the song. It was covered in an episode of 21 Jump Street. It was also used in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 film Goodfellas.

    RJD2’s hip hop quintet MHz sampled the opening of “Monkey Man” for their song “World Premier”.

    Phish covered “Monkey Man” during their Saturday afternoon set at Super Ball IX, their three day festival which took place at Watkins Glen International Speedway from 1-3 July 2011.

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