Song of the Day: Shock The Monkey

Today’s song is Shock The Monkey by Peter Gabriel.

Synth-pop from the master of odd songs himself.
Okay, so he isn’t the only oddity in music. There are thousands of odd ducks.
Still, he’s one of the more successful/well-known artists.

I adore Gabriel’s style.
Fell in love with his work this year.
This was one of the best standouts of his that stuck with me.

Darling, don’t you monkey with the monkey!

The song is repetitive and a bit long, but damn if it isn’t satisfying (especially with those guitar sweeps).

The instrumentation adds an industrial feel. A bit jarring, but works in it’s favor.
All of the layers together makes this one a confusing track.

It makes me grin.
MONKE.

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