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Unfinished Monkey Business


  • 1. Intro Under the Paving Stones: The Beach
    2. My Star
    3. Can't See Me
    4. Ice Cold Cube
    5. Sunshine
    6. Lions
    7. Corpses in Their Mouths
    8. What Happened to Ya, Pt. 1
    9. What Happened to Ya, Pt. 2
    10. Nah Nah
    11. Deep Pile Dreams
    12. Unfinished Monkey Business
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 539565

  • Credits
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    Composers: Ian Brown; Aziz Ibrahim.
    Personnel: Ian Brown (acoustic guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Aziz Ibrahim (guitar, drums); Nigel Ippinson (keyboards).
    Released in 1998, Ian Brown's first solo album, UNFINISHED MONKEY BUSINESS, finds the ex-Stone Roses frontman alternately attempting to escape the shadow of his lauded former band, and conjuring up its groove-loving ghost. The disc's shimmering first single, "My Star," recalls the Beatles (via Oasis), and showcases Brown's raspy croon; while the acoustic, chill-out vibe of "Corpses in Their Mouths" makes it one of the record's pleasant surprises. "Can't See Me," on the other hand, sounds exactly like what it is--a Stone Roses song without guitarist John Squire, with the Manchester group's bassist (Mani) and drummer (Reni) sitting in to create a funk-tinged tune that wouldn't have been out of place on SECOND COMING. Although some of the lo-fi experimentation here (see the noisy "Lions") proves to be a bit distracting, UNFINISHED MONKEY BUSINESS reveals a potential that the Madchester icon would follow through with on later outings, particularly MUSIC OF THE SPHERES.

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