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Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey FLAC album

Performer: Peter Gabriel
Genre: Rock
Title: Shock The Monkey
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Style: Art Rock, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1869 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1986 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1969 mb
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The official Shock The Monkey video. Directed by Brian Grant. The single became Peter’s first top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and features on his fourth self-titled album, also known as 'Security'. Cover me when I run Cover me through the fire Something knocked me out ' the trees Now I'm on my knees Cover me, darling please Monkey, monkey, monkey Don't you know you're going to shock the monkey. Peter Gabriel 4 San Jacinto I Have The Touch The Family And The Fishing Net Shock The Monkey Lay Your Hands On Me Wallflower Kiss Of Life. Shock The Monkey (Single Mix Version).

Shock the Monkey" is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel. It was released in September 1982 as the second single from his fourth self-titled album, issued in the US under the title Security. The song peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was Gabriel's first Top 40 hit in the US. In the UK, the song charted at number 58.

Peter Gabriel is the fourth eponymous album released by English rock musician Peter Gabriel; in the United States, the album was originally released under the title Security. The songs on the album cover a wide variety of subject matter. The Rhythm of the Heat" is based on Carl Jung's experience while observing a group of African drummers.

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill, Shock The Monkey - Geffen Records - GGEF 0481 Geffen. Shock The Monkey Charisma. Shock the Monkey" was played in at least two FM Radio stations in my city in 1982-83 and also years later. But I prefer the live version which was included in his "Plays Live" album from 1983. Soft Dog", in the Side "B" of this single, and which was not included in the album, is an almost instrumental musical piece, very simple, but very similar to other songs from the album. GABRIEL only sings for a brief time the title of the song at the end of it. A song with a guitar riff, a stick bass, a saxophone, a synthesiser, and a bit of drums.

Peter Gabriel saying that this song is about love is like Paul McCartney swearing that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is not about LSD-25. Yeah, Peter, whatever! Chris from Germany This song is still good and awesome. Chris from DetroitIn an interview, Peter Gabriel himself said that "Shock the Monkey" is a love song. The monkey is a metaphor for the emotions we wake up when we have feelings for another person. It's actually a very simple song, as he himself has said, but the video makes it seemed much darker and more complicated. Genesis performed best in the early 70's with their "Selling England By The Pound" album. Each member of the band puts so much effort into their music on this album. At the time, Peter Gabriel wanted to take "art rock" to a place it has never been before. The group also incorporates many different kinds of instruments into the driving force of his shows.

Released 5th September, 1982. Co-produced by Peter and David Lord this is the first album where Peter really immersed himself in the music of distant lands and cultures. It was also his first fully digital recording. The single Shock The Monkey became Peter’s first top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The fourth album was done at Ashcombe House, an old farm house in a beautiful valley, about five miles from where we are now at Real World. It was a typical sort of landlord situation because there was never any money spent on it; there was rain coming through, rats and dry rot. We had a serious outbreak. Four’, in some ways, was a more home-produced album, partly because it was the first one in my own studio. Initially, we had a mobile outside the farm building and then gradually built a studio as we went along.

Текст песни Peter Gabriel – "Shock The Monkey (Live)". Shock the monkey, Cover me when I run, Cover me through the fire, Something knocked me out' the trees, Now I'm on my knees. Peter Gabriel - Blood Of Eden (Secret World Live). Peter Gabriel - Waiting For The Big One (Rockpalast TV performance 1978). Лучшие песни Peter Gabriel.

Peter Gabriel is the third album by English rock musician Peter Gabriel, released in May 1980. The album has been acclaimed as Gabriel's artistic breakthrough as a solo artist and for establishing him as one of rock's most ambitious, innovative musicians  . This album is often called either Peter Gabriel 1 or Car, referring to the album cover by London artist Peter Christopherson when he was associated with the London artists group Hipgnosis. The car was a Lancia Flavia owned by Hipgnosis founder Storm Thorgerson. The album went to No. 7 in UK and No. 38 in the USA.

Monkey, monkey, monkey Don't you know you gotta, shock the monkey Hey, hey! Fox the fox Rat all the rats You can ape the ape I know about that. There is one thing you must be sure of I can't take anymore Dieing Don't you monkey with the monkey Hey!. Shock the Monkey is a cover of the Peter Gabriel song and is the eighth song on Chamber Music. Its inclusion was most likely an attempt to be part of a trend at the time where nu-metal bands covered 80’s pop hits (. Disturbed’s Shout 2000, Orgy’s Blue Monday ). It features guest vocals from Ozzy Osbourne and keyboards from E. Blue (aka Elijah Allman, the son of Cher and Greg Allman). The song’s popularity was boasted by a video directed by Dean Karr.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Shock The Monkey 3:58
B Soft Dog (Instrumental)
Arranged By – P. Gabriel*Mixed By, Engineer – Glenn Tommey

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polygram Dischi S.p.A.
  • Marketed By – Polygram Dischi S.p.A.


  • Backing Vocals – Gabriel*, Hammill*
  • Bass [Stick] – Levin*
  • Drums – Marotta*
  • Guitar – Rhodes*
  • Keyboards [Cmi] – Gabriel*
  • Keyboards [Prophet] – Fast*, Gabriel*
  • Producer – David Lord, P. Gabriel*


(P) 1982 Charisma Records Ltd. (London).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 6000 872 A 520 09 09 82
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 6000 872 2 520

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SHOCK 1 Peter Gabriel Shock The Monkey ‎(7") Charisma SHOCK 1 UK 1982
92 98630 Peter Gabriel Shock The Monkey ‎(12", Maxi) Geffen Records 92 98630 Canada 1982
S/N-313 Peter Gabriel Sacude Al Chango = Shock The Monkey ‎(7", Single, Promo) Charisma S/N-313 Mexico 1983
92 98630 Peter Gabriel Shock The Monkey ‎(12", Maxi) Geffen Records 92 98630 Canada 1982
7-29883 Peter Gabriel Shock The Monkey ‎(7", Single, Styrene, All) Geffen Records 7-29883 US 1982