Friday, May 23, 2014

Rolling Stones Friday: Monkey Man

"Monkey Man", from Let It Bleed (1969) is a Keith Richards' triumph -- he played the electric and slide guitars throughout and they snarl, kick and scream with a whole lotta nasty attitude.

Let's just get right to it, shall we:

The song is widely believed to reference either a bad heroin or LSD experience.

Here's a much more recent and still fairly ripping live version recorded in New York City in 2003:

Of course the idea to go with this track came from our Soul Corner entry today... (insert bad monkey pun here).

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