ReMix: Donkey Kong Country "Funky Monkey Love (Valentine Edit)" 4:49

By Liontamer, Vig

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electric-guitar funk lyrics-original rock singing vocals-male
Arranging the music of one song...

"Candy's Love Song"

Primary Game: Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, 1994, SNES), music by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic, Robin Beanland

Posted 2005-02-14, evaluated by djpretzel


Just in time to soil your V-day with carnal simian imagery is the judges panel's own Vigilante, here to share with you his opus to great ape innuendo, "Funky Monkey Love", which I think is perhaps the most convincing scientific argument yet that man truly evolved from ape, in addition to being an inspired Santana-esque ReMix of Candy's Love Song. You got a truly wailing lead that does evoke a little Carlos, a funky low bass, groovy acoustic kit drumming, and greasilicious organ, with truly sentimental lyrics that explore the inner depths of Jesse's romantic side. Or not. Alright, basically he delivers a straight-man vocal of a pretty Tenacious D-caliber lyric that involves all manner of metaphor to the piece's namesake funky monkey love. Hide the children and those with heart conditions. There's an organ solo later on, and radio personality Larry Oji on a Barry White/Chef from South Park rap/talk that leads into the vocal-doubled climax - love the side-laughs at 3'34". Comparisons to "Chocolate Salty Balls" wouldn't be too far off, but Jesse did definitely put some sobriety and effort into the mix and performance, even if the tone is... light. There's wah guitarage, of course, as any slinky, suggestive rock groove pretty much mandates, and one gets the feeling listening that Shaft (damn right) would be proud. References in the lyric to airbound excrement might test the tolerance factor of some for extended metaphors, but you gotta smile at the over-the-top harmonized ending and overall chutzpah in constructing such a testament to true infatuation. Wait no further and salvage your holiday evening. Get your australopithecus on.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Necrox
on 2015-12-22 02:13:03

....

Good arrangement, lots of good playing to keep things interesting despite a lack of changes... until the unexpected 2nd vocal section comes in.

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Good solo.

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Liontamer
on 2013-06-20 13:24:12
I wonder how many times Larry laughed while trying to do his part. :lol:

We laughed in between takes. It took 10 minutes total. 5 minutes to write the lyrics, 5 more minutes to record my two takes. I might have the piece of paper I wrote them down on somewhere (collector's item), but it's been 9 years. :lol:

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timaeus222
on 2013-06-20 13:14:11

I wonder how many times Larry laughed while trying to do his part. :lol:

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Crulex
on 2010-03-27 09:41:32

I really don't know what to say besides, I love it. I was going to skip this, because I never cared for Candy's song and the lyrics didn't sound good in my head. But I was wrong, and while the "flying poo" deal makes me wince, everything else was spot on. Good stuff.

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Flare4War
on 2009-04-01 01:54:49

Gotta say I'm feelin' it. So dirty.

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SwordBreaker
on 2009-02-10 12:41:37

I always skipped listening to this remix fully, opting for the more superior and far more epic "Beneath the Surface". I started giving it a chance recently, and the lyrics really surprised me. Hilarious stuff there. Didn't know that Larry did Funky's part there until I checked the lyrics. Goes without saying that the guitar is great stuff. Funky Monkey Love, indeed.

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Shadow Wolf
on 2008-10-03 10:13:13

This song has been nothing short of extraordinary since it came out in 2004. An epic work indeed.

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OA
on 2008-10-02 15:12:59

...

my head says NO but my heart says YES.

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Jaybell
on 2007-08-08 15:11:06

I do not like the images this conjures up in my head. 8O

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Liontamer
on 2006-02-18 23:26:13
A little late, but a Valentine's Day listening didn't go amiss. This is the better version in my eyes, after extended listening of both pieces. The ending especially an improvement over the previous version. Would've been nice to see a re- recorded Funky Kong section, but Larry smellz. What can you do.

kik u

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watkinzez
on 2006-02-18 20:17:42

A little late, but a Valentine's Day listening didn't go amiss. This is the better version in my eyes, after extended listening of both pieces. The ending especially an improvement over the previous version. Would've been nice to see a re- recorded Funky Kong section, but Larry smellz. What can you do.

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-05 19:59:23

Normally, this level of chez wouldn't be tolerable. However, the vocals can be ignored. The song is pretty funky otherwise. And, for the most part, they aren't overpowering.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-29 10:37:09

I believe Vig has uncovered the dark side of Donkey, I don´t really like it, really. :dstrbd:

Especially that part "watch out for flying poo".

The music was great, stick to that.

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Kaede_X
on 2005-07-19 20:39:45

Great guitar work as always.

Wonder if there's a non-vocal version floating around somewhere.

I know that they're practically the whole song, but I kinda feel like looping the instrumental for a while.

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Sefy
on 2005-02-20 08:17:35
It makes me want to grab a monkey and...

:oops:

Me too

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic, Robin Beanland
Songs:
"Candy's Love Song"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Funk, Rock
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Singing, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

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Bitrate:
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Duration:
4:49

Donkey Kong (Vigilante):

So baby, I'm feelin'
kinda hot tonight.
And maybe I'm thinkin'
that the time is sho' is right.

Somebody told me
that you like it rough.
800 lbs of gorilla;
800 lbs of the right stuff, girl.

So come and peel my banana,
and eat it nice and slow.
I'll take a lick o' your candy.
I'll make you mine for sho'.

And, baby, you and I,
oh, we... will make monkey love.

Funky Kong (Liontamer):

This here is Funky Kong...
funky like a monkey.
Donkey gets the ladies
even though he's kinda chunky.

He lays it down
when Diddy's not around.
Then he hops on Funky's Flights
and hightails outta town.

Haha!
Let me hit ya up with some o' that monkey love.
Heheh. C'mere girl.
Yeah, boy. Lay it down, Donkey!

Donkey Kong (Vigilante):

Yo, late at night, girl,
we'll break into the zoo.
And there in front of the monkeys,
I'll make love to you.
Watch out for flying poo.

I said monkey love
Make monkey love
You know I need your love

And we'll make monkey love

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