Aldo Nova - Monkey on Your Back

Music video by Aldo Nova performing Monkey On Your Back. (C) 1983 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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back when the videos were cheesy but the music was just raw power filtered through Marshall amps.Gritty as hell.Not like this crap today
Donna Butler shepard
great song, sad that the lyrics apply even more to today's youth then it did then..
Bathe Her And Bring Her To Me
when this came out i remember thinking "why is there a monkey on his back"...i wuz 11...
drummerfella 55
Aldo, David Sykes on Bass,  Kevin Carlson (r.i.p) on lead guitar,  and billy carmassi ( yes...Denny Carmassi's little brother.  Denny was the more famous sibling,  who played with Montrose, Heart and Coverdale-Page)   cool band here.  i remember them on MTV,  before MTV turned into a steaming,  worthless pile of 'affected-90's Gen' DogShit.   some of these guys hangin' around Sacramento in the 80's,  when i was living there.  i played drums for a band called Northrup.   best times...
Scott Andrew Brown
"Let me tell you a story, about two kids in the city
See they both got a problem with life, and it isn’t very pretty,
There’s a kid called Timmy, He use to be pretty witty,
But then to many rides on the horse got him hooked and it’s a pity,
Cause now he’s got a monkey, He’s got a monkey and can’t fight it
Monkey it’s on his back he can’t deny it, he found a dragon that bites,
A hole in his arm at night where all the money goes,
Monkey, Monkey on his back, Dirty, Monkey, Monkey on his back, a dirty monkey
Well there’s a girl called Sally, She walks the streets in the city,
She works down at the corner every night gives her money up to Willy,
You see her man’s big Willy and when he met her she was pretty,
But he gave her a habit that she didn’t want that’s a pity,
Cause now she’s got a monkey, she’s got a monkey can’t fight it,
Monkey, she’s got to walk the street to buy it, Monkey,
She found a dragon that bites, a hole in her arm at night,
Where all the money goes, Monkey, Monkey on her back,
Dirty, Monkey, Monkey on her back, A dirty monkey,
Listen everybody; cause there’s a moral to this story,
Clean up your act, Get the monkey off your back, or you’ll be sorry,
Keep yourself clean; Cause the monkey plays mean,
He’ll put a knife in your back, then the man in the black will show you
A dragon that bites and you’ll wind up with a Monkey, Monkey on your back,
Dirty, Monkey, Monkey on your back."
Good Lord, how awesome is this freakin' riff?! Sally is hot as shit, too. Good stuff.
Charles Moore
taste in music is like taste in food. everybody has their likes and dislikes. back in the day I loved this shit. today it brings back memories of a time when AIDS wasn't much of a threat where I lived. lots of weed, alcohol, Rock n Roll and Sex!
13 dislikes on here you do not have a a monkey on your back but in your ass .This so rocks along about a million song  others from this awsome 80's
Dude at the beginning is using Windows 83.
The late Kevin Carlson (a friend from Fremont, CA) played guitar with Aldo Nova. Kevin is the guitarist saying "Monkey," just after 2:00
Richard Keenan
This lick caught me in the early eighties.Its his distinct voice, lyrics, and the short solo on this song just rips! Love Aldo Nova!!!
Great Canadian Artist
Aldo Nova is great!!
Tin Cup
Most Bad ass anti Drug song ever !!!
Ebie Banzhaf
The sad truth of addiction. Excellent song Aldo Nova is great
doug slusher
I lived this so I can relate to this song. I got rid of the "coke' monkey
John Burridge
When I was a kid I had no clue this was about drugs. I thought it was about a sinister monkey of some kind.
awesome song with a great message
Bad ass jam....Used to listen to this in my old Vette... On cassette...
Jamison Dean
Its a shame that he didnt have another follow to this great tune! Cause this tune kicks booty!