Friday, October 5, 2018

Meaningful Songs: Menomena - The Monkey's Back

Menomena - The Monkey's Back

While this hardly is the Menomena song I've listened to the most nor the catchiest (see Wet and Rusting) this is probably the most progressive or epic track they ever made.

Absolutely love the almost vintage synth tone Brent Knopf uses that is incredibly haunting.

The dense power chords come in and then settle down to what sounds likes many layers of hammond organs create this great atmosphere.

So I fed him poison grapes
He spit the seeds into my face
And he escapes
To germinate

Weave and till my skin
Sprout seeds, chrysanthemum
Pull the weeds from my chin
We begin

On the monkey's back
On the monkey's back