Monkey To The Moon

Album: The Singles Collection (2008)
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  • This was originally recorded for the band's 2005 album The Invisible Invasion, which was produced by Geoff Barrow and Ade Utley of Portishead. However it wasn't included on the final released version. Frontman James Skelly wrote on his record label's website about the song: "We were recording The Invisible Invasion, and this was the first track we did with producers Geoff Barrow and Ade Utley, we went to their studio in Bristol and just knocked this one down and Geoff mixed it, and I think this is the monitor mix. We were so in tune, we all chipped in on the writing, it started out as a kind of Beefheart tune. We usually all arrange a tune but with this one we all wrote it together too, we did it all as one thing. You have to be fully functioning as a unit to be able to work that way. We came up with the title in a taxi somewhere, we were laughing at it, and just wrote a tune around it."

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