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Shake Your Monkey


Download links and information about Shake Your Monkey by Screws. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 45:10 minutes.

Artist: Screws
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 45:10
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No. Title Length
1. Story 16 4:49
2. Keep On Lovin' Me 2:32
3. In Case You Need Love 2:19
4. Flip Your Face 3:19
5. The Storm 3:02
6. I See You, Baby 3:26
7. Ramona Say Yes 2:37
8. Betcha Can't Kiss Me 2:37
9. Shake It, Baby 6:07
10. Strange Things 3:51
11. If Loving Is Believing 2:12
12. I'm Your and I'm Hers 2:36
13. Monkey Doin' Woman 3:00
14. I Ain't In the Mood 2:43



Shake Your Monkey finds the Screws coming together as an entity. Rather, it finds leaders and consistent members Mick Collins and Terry Wahl working as a wicked 1-2 blues-punk punch. Shake Your Monkey is an album of all covers, and as such, the Screws' influences shine through more so than on Hate Filled Classics. Nowhere is the Screws' new wave vs. blues conflict more apparent than on the consecutive tracks "Flip Your Face" (Chance) and "The Storm" (a Jagger-Richards number). The album peels out from "Flip Your Face"'s herky-jerky meowed vocals (as voiced by Wahl) and cut-and-paste composition to "The Storm"'s languid delta riffage with smooth down-home vocals provided by Collins. The two meet on the next track, "I See You, Baby," and show how strange and persuasive the Screws can be when worlds collide. Throughout the record, Wahl and Collins swap vocals and vocal counterpoints, providing the one center this mixed trick bag of an album offers. Wahl and Collins are joined by drummer Mike McHugh and guitarist-bassist Jimmy Hole (of the Necessary Evils), and bring a refreshingly flexible rhythm feel to the proceedings — skittish at times, fluid at others, rollicking when called upon to do so. The result is an album that careens from soulful to nervous unpredictably, but with its unshakeable roots in blues and rock. Of course, Shake Your Monkey doesn't stray too far from the post-rock-blues ultra-lo-fi aesthetic too much, but when there's so much else to capture your attention, who needs hi-fi.