May 12, 2008

Monkey Man

I liked the original Maytals version.

I liked the energetic Specials version.

The blog over at WFMU posted another fantastic version of this classic song by MELT BANANA that needs to be heard, as any attempt at describing it would be an injustice.

This is another example of how a well written song can translate across genres, styles, recordings and decades.

So go ahead, hug him up. You know you want to.

P.S. It looks like Amy Winehouse is intentionally draining the life out of this musical masterpiece. But even her best attempts to destroy the Monkey Man can not kill this powerful song.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah but about the seizures the video causes?