Jun. 8, 1966 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA
Jul. 12, 2009 Santa Clara County California, USA
Source: Jonathan M. Reid
"When my friend Mike was having a rough day, I said, "Let's record a song about it, right now." I sat him down in front of a Mac laptop and found this GarageBand loop. Without a real mic (just using the computer's internal microphone), these words spilled out spontaneously. I just kept saying "Again, more," to keep him going, then edited and arranged it. All the "vocal effects" are just Mike, sitting in front of my computer, cupping his hands over his mouth.
One of the songs we played in church at the time went, "Holiness, holiness, that's what I long for." Look for Mike's twisted version in the last verse. Only Mike…
'Kicking back, but I'm standing up I'm laying down, but I'm running around I'm chilling out, but I'm super-hot Don't know what I got, but it's a Bad case of monkey jive Bad case of monkey jive blues Swinging from the trees Eat bananas from the leaves
I'm enraged by the monkey jive blues I've been infected by a germ bug Infected by the jungle jive blues I don't feel so good I feel misunderstood I'm going, going nowhere But my head is spinning from the jungle jive blues
A tornado has touched down in my heart, it's been Strangled and thrown apart, I've been Broken worse, tormented TormentedTormentedTormented Evilness, evilness, that's what I long for Evilness of the jungle Supernatural spells