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Encyclopedia > Monkey Gone to Heaven
"Monkey Gone to Heaven"
Monkey Gone to Heaven cover
Single by Pixies
from the album Doolittle
Released March 1989
Format vinyl record (7"), CD
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative, College rock
Length 2:56
Label 4AD / Elektra
Producer(s) Gil Norton
Chart positions
  • #5 (US)(Modern Rock)
Pixies singles chronology
"Gigantic"
(1988)
"Monkey Gone to Heaven"
(1989)
"Here Comes Your Man"
(1989)

Monkey Gone to Heaven is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, and the first single from their 1989 album Doolittle. It is arguably their most famous piece. Known for cryptic lyrics which many have tried to interpret, they are, according to the band, meant to be surreal and meaningless, built around the title. Image File history File links Pixies_monkeygonetoheaven. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... In the USA, college rock was a term used to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term alternative came into common usage. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the record label, not the year 4 British indie rock record label, 4AD, was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... This article is about the Greek mythological personalities. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, Del Amitri, The Foo Fighters, James, The Feelers and Span. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George... Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ... Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). ...


Single

The following tracks appeared on the single:

  1. Monkey Gone To Heaven (Francis) - 2:56
  2. Manta Ray (Francis) - 2:38
  3. Weird at my School - (Francis) - 1:59
  4. Dancing the Manta Ray - (Francis) - 2:13

Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ...

External links

Pixies
Black Francis | Kim Deal | Joey Santiago | David Lovering
Discography
Albums: Come on Pilgrim | Surfer Rosa | Doolittle | Bossanova | Trompe le Monde | Death to the Pixies | Pixies at the BBC | Complete B-Sides | Pixies (The Purple Tape) | Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies
Singles: "Gigantic" | "Monkey Gone to Heaven" | "Here Comes Your Man" | "Velouria" | "Dig for Fire" | "Planet of Sound" | "Alec Eiffel" | "Head On" | "Debaser"

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Threadless T-Shirts - This monkey's gone to heaven, by hars (419 words)
Threadless T-Shirts - This monkey's gone to heaven, by hars
but it will be a monkey 'cause i don't wanna lose the pixies ref. anyway, thanks for the constructive comments, no thanks for the non-constructive.
I'd maybe go with a halo to make it more clear that the monkey is in heaven and not just...
Crisis/Boring Change: Monkey Gone To Heaven (841 words)
But Nibot forms a number of independent plot threads around that premise, all of them varied enough in focus to be individually interesting, but none of them so far off from center that they fail to complement one another.
The primates each have distinctively developed personalities--Chuck, the ape, is a brainiac; Knobby, the monkey, the group's Lothario, and Go Go, the gorilla, um, farts a lot--and respond to their new environment in unique ways.
We watch as she adapts to life as a transfer student, getting a new best friend (Nickels, school reporter and agent of Truth), a new boyfriend (the charming Martin), and even an arch-enemy (Skye Travers, resident Heather, "for whom," as Chuck observes, "the bell does clique"), all in the span of a week.
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