A recent Atlantic Monthly article suggesting that humans domesticated themselves by killing off the violent males in their midst sparked a short story idea. My story featured a town council meeting rather than our primate ancestors, but the gist was this: Beneath our fancy clothes and free will facades still lurks our monkey nature. I don’t how that makes you feel, but I find it comforting and a little hungry for a banana.
Anyway, monkey songs:
“The Smartest Monkeys,” XTC.
“Mickey’s Monkey,” Mother’s Finest.
“Monkey Man,” The Specials.
“Monkey Time,” Major Lance.
“Too Much Monkey Business,” Chuck Berry.
“Monkey Businessman,” Michael Manring.
“Monkey,” Robert Plant.
“Half Ass Monkey Boy,” Mother Love Bone.
There you have it: Eight songs that do the monkey. What did I miss? I’m listening.