Michael Stipe calls this his "Leonard Cohen copy," due to his unusually dark vocal range and cynical lyrics. In 1991 R.E.M. covered Cohen's hit "First We Take Manhattan" for his tribute album I'm Your Fan.
While this is the only song on Monster where a computer was used, the drum part was actually played by a "real" instrument and not by a drum machine, like it appears to be.
Suggestion credit: Martin - Rostock, Germany, for above 2
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."