Monkey

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Digging Deep with Robert Plant

Monkey

S2, Ep. 4

In 2010, Robert assembled a new group — The Band of Joy — and recorded an album of the same name. It included cover versions old and new by artists like Richard Thompson, Townes Van Zandt and Milton Mapes. One highlight is an interpretation of the song “Monkey” by the band Low. This dark, swampy, mysterious recording is the focus of this episode…

“Turning way down low, telling me things I do not know I know. Tonight you will be mine, tonight the monkey dies..”