swaying to the beat

six billion monkeys

swaying to the beat
Performed By six billion monkeys
Album UPC 634479301698
CD Baby Track ID 1803285
Label moogungwha records
Released 2006-01-01
BPM 102
Rated 0
ISRC gbkeb0600002
Year 2006
Spotify Plays 658
Songtrust Track ID 2042825
Writer Rodney Hall
Songwriter ID 273365
Pub Co CD Baby Publishing
Composer Rodney Hall
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Publisher Admin CD Baby Publishing
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Publishing
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country UK - England - North East
Lyrics Language English


Recorded 1986-1988,Vancouver,b.c.,Canada.Produced by PAUL HYDE (the payolas).


In early 1986 while living in vancouver,canada,rodneyformed the band six billion monkeys.they began doing gigs around vancouver and as part of the city's 100th birthday performed live on both local and national television.
In the summer they released "the sun is shining",folk rock with a hint of punk,which produced by paul hyde gained massive airplay.
They continued to work with paul hyde and in 1987 recorded their double single,the pomp and splendour of "six billion monkeys" coupled with the 60's mod influenced "swaying to the beat".it was then decided to gamble and move six billion monkeys to england and in june 1988 the single was released.
While at first it seemed the gamble had failed interest from spain emerged and soon "six billion monkeys" was a hit in spain and across europe,taken up by american college radio it became a new wave top 100 classic.
Rodney returned to vancouver and teaming up once again with producer paul hyde recorded ,perhaps unknowningly predicting the future,the soul searching"it's a picnic".this was never released for after his return to england rodney was involved in a very serious road accident which while not ending rodney ended SIX BILLION MONKEYS.
dedicated to those
whoever and wherever you are
who have kept the dream alive

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