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Beastie Boys - 'Brass Monkey'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


Of all the famous metal monkeys of legend–Iron Monkey, Lead Monkey, Brass Monkey, Electrum Monkey, and Zinc Monkey, I think we can all agree that Brass Monkey was clearly the funkiest.

Zinc Monkey was the coolest, though.

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Chan - Mid-engine with cabin fever

Nothing like growing up to make me realise how awful this.....”song” was, but it sure was a fave at the school dances.

The vocals are more akin to random shouting, and the background music has absolutely no tone or other substance to it. Its only distinguishing feature is a few weird inserted squeaky noises. I’m sure the Beastie Boys have put out better productions than this.