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Coal Chamber (w/ Ozzy Osbourne) – Shock The Monkey

Chamber Music

Song: Shock The Monkey
Cover Artist: Coal Chamber (w/ Ozzy Osbourne)
Album (Year): Chamber Music (1999)
Original Artist: Peter Gabriel


Keeping with the theme from the last post, here’s another original song by a Genesis vocalist gone solo. Peter Gabriel recorded this song for his fourth album in 1982 and it became his first US hit. Just as strange lyrically as anything Gabriel wrote before or since, it nonetheless is a genius piece of 80s rock.

Goth Metal group Coal Chamber hooked up with Ozzy Osbourne to record the song for their 1999 album Chamber Music. Fuzzed out guitars and Ozzy’s distinctive vocals give this synth rock masterpiece a new feel while still retaining the essential sound of the original.

Coal Chamber (w/ Ozzy Osbourne) – Shock The Monkey

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Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey

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2 Responses to “ Coal Chamber (w/ Ozzy Osbourne) – Shock The Monkey ”

  1. Aaron Says:

    This is an awesome cover to post. Both the original and the remake are great. The original reminds me of a south park episode when stan and wendy break up. In order to win her back he is told to stand outside her house with a stereo above his head and play Peter Gabriel. Well he does this and plays, you guessed it, Shock The Monkey. It is pretty funny and a great cameo of a even greater song.


  2. Royal Connell Says:

    Haven’t seen that episode. Great ‘Say Anything’ reference though. I might have to find a good cover of Gabriel’s ‘In Your Eyes’ now.


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