3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#91 Post by Future Lover »

Are these edits created because the songs are in a continuous mix, or could it have worked on its own?

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#92 Post by jamie1978 »

First listen reaction: i hate it

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#93 Post by jamie1978 »

in a word: insipid

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#94 Post by Effen Vida »

Future Lover wrote:
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 11:37 am
Are these edits created because the songs are in a continuous mix, or could it have worked on its own?
The songs aren’t in a continuous mix; it works really well on its own, in its original form. This edit has weakened the track massively; much of the chutzpah is gone, leaving no real excitement. Disappointing, really.

Clearly, it’s a difficult track to shorten.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

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rashomon wrote:
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 10:16 am
Given a choice - I'd have Decide on the album instead of this but lets see if repeat listens and listening in context of the album will change my views.
Agreed. Been listening to Monkey Business on repeat this morning. Wasn't "wowed" at first, but it's got a catchy groove and grown on me a bit. Kinda reminds me of old-school Wham. I'm not a fan of Neil's voice "I'm here on Monkey business...just playing around" — it's like "Give me a bandwagon and I'll jump on it" from The Former Enfant Terrible which makes me cringe..... :down:

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Thu 02 Jan 2020, 11:01 am
Friend Within remix could be interesting, he is a brilliant remixer/writer. Listen to 'Set you free', totally amazing track.
Absolutely! Cannot wait to hear what he churns out. His style is perfectly suited for Monkey Business. As for the Prins Thomas mix... given his abstract style, it's not looking good at almost 9 minutes. I love long mixes that have purpose and a journey, but I fear we'll have another sad "Baba Stiltz ruined Burn with a 10+ minute mix" event :(

IMO, Decide is the best track from this era so far (along with its accompanying CYA mix), followed by An Open Mind.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#96 Post by daveid »

It starts ok but then drowns in a sea of vocoderised nonsense. Not overly thrilled about this one.

Effen - am I right that there is a whole verse missing from the single edit?

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#97 Post by daveid »

Does anyone get the feeling that two singles have been created from one? Two bsides between Burning the heather and Monkey business, a CD, 7 inch and 12 inch between them...

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#98 Post by Spittingcat »

It starts ok but then drowns in a sea of vocoderised nonsense.
The vocoder bits are the only vocals that fit… for me… the rest feels like guide vocals waiting for something better to come along and replace them. Glad we’re getting an instrumental to play with, as the music is catchy and fun.

Agree with Remark about Decide and An Open Mind.
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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#99 Post by Effen Vida »

daveid wrote:
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 12:06 pm
It starts ok but then drowns in a sea of vocoderised nonsense. Not overly thrilled about this one.

Effen - am I right that there is a whole verse missing from the single edit?
I’ve only listened to the edit once, but that sounds about right, yes.

You still may dislike it, but the album version is much better.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#100 Post by DJ Pat »

First few listens, I don't like it.

But has potential to grow on me.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#101 Post by Sage »

Can I post the lyrics?
I'll do it anyway.
I’m looking for monkey business
Just playing around
I’m here on monkey business
and look what I found

Everybody get on board
I'm back in town
and I'm not leaving
’til the last joint has shut down
People tell me I'm a legend
round these parts
I start the party
and I end up breaking hearts

Bring me margaritas
champagne and red wine
We’re gonna have a party
where we all cross the line

I’m looking for monkey business
Just playing around
I’m here on monkey business
and look what I found

I’m here on funky business
Just playing around
I’m here on funky business
Look what I found

There are diamonds in the sky
that shine for me
Gonna pick them one by one
I guarantee

I’m looking for monkey business
Just playing around
I’m here on monkey business
Look what I found
Just playing around

Flew in from the city
Just got into town
Checked into a new place
I can’t seem to settle down

I’m looking for monkey business
Just playing around
(Look what I found)

Bring me margaritas
champagne and red wine
We’re gonna to have a party
where we all cross the line

I’m looking for monkey business
Just playing around
I’m here on monkey business
Look what I found

Monkey business

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#102 Post by ype »

It’s atrocious. It’s even worse than Party song and Glad all over. It’s beaten Numb as their worst single ever.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#103 Post by leesmapman »

Best single they released this decade!

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#104 Post by Dog »

daveid wrote:Does anyone get the feeling that two singles have been created from one? Two bsides between Burning the heather and Monkey business, a CD, 7 inch and 12 inch between them...
Yes, that is my theory too. I would guess Dreamland and Monkey Business were always the planned singles, and would speculate Burning the heather was a last minute album addition (we know if was recorded in London rather than Berlin)... they may have been particularly pleased with it so wanted to flex their plans to get it out there while it was still seasonal.
Woof.

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Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

#105 Post by Spittingcat »

I was a bit harsh… about the vocals… the ‘softer’ vocals (and lyrics) are great, they just get buried by the shouty stuff. If anyone has access to stems (unlikely I know), please can they message me? Ta. There is a new favourite hiding in this one, I feel.

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