Monkey Man (The Rolling Stones song)
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|Song by The Rolling Stones from the album Let It Bleed|
|Released||5 December 1969|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock|
|Let It Bleed track listing|
"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.
- Mick Jagger - vocals
- Keith Richards - guitar, backing vocals
- Bill Wyman - bass guitar, vibes
- Charlie Watts - drums
- Nicky Hopkins - piano
- Jimmy Miller - tambourine
Performances and covers
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.