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Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip - 1974 - Full Album
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip - 1974 - Full Album
Published: 2016/01/15
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''Monkey Grip Glue'' - Bill Wyman - 1974
Published: 2013/05/29
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Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Bill Wyman - I Wanna Get Me A Gun (1974)
Bill Wyman - I Wanna Get Me A Gun (1974)
Published: 2010/02/04
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Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Record Store Day 2016 Vinyl Picture Disc Video
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Record Store Day 2016 Vinyl Picture Disc Video
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: DemonMusicGroup
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue (Live Performance on Nicky Horn)
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue (Live Performance on Nicky Horn)
Published: 2014/12/01
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Bill Wyman - White Lightnin
Bill Wyman - White Lightnin' (1974)
Published: 2010/02/04
Channel: Beaver O'Lindy
Monkey Grip Glue
Monkey Grip Glue
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: Bill Wyman - Topic
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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Just for a thrill (Full album)
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: Facundo Fernandez
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue (promo clip)
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue (promo clip)
Published: 2014/12/01
Channel: Bill Wyman
A New Fashion - Bill Wyman
A New Fashion - Bill Wyman
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: rockno1fann
Bill Wyman - What A Blow
Bill Wyman - What A Blow
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Bill Wyman - Peanut Butter Time
Bill Wyman - Peanut Butter Time
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: Gerard
Monkey Grip
Monkey Grip
Published: 2010/09/23
Channel: cjhawke71
Visions - Bill Wyman
Visions - Bill Wyman
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: rockno1fann
Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings - Anyway The Wind Blow - Full Album
Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings - Anyway The Wind Blow - Full Album
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: flavio luis
Groovy Movies: Bill Wyman "Monkey Grip Glue" 1974 Promo Film
Groovy Movies: Bill Wyman "Monkey Grip Glue" 1974 Promo Film
Published: 2012/09/14
Channel: RockShorts
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue
Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip Glue
Published: 2011/12/10
Channel: aclsvll
Bill Wyman - White Lightnin
Bill Wyman - White Lightnin'
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Bill Wyman - I Wanna Get Me A Gun
Bill Wyman - I Wanna Get Me A Gun
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Bill Wyman - I
Bill Wyman - I'll Pull You Through (2015)
Published: 2015/10/12
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bill wyman -  white lightnin
bill wyman - white lightnin' 45
Published: 2014/01/09
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I Wanna Get A Gun (1974) - Bill Wyman Bass Cover
I Wanna Get A Gun (1974) - Bill Wyman Bass Cover
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: Adam Collins
Full Album:Willie and the Poor Boys (1985)
Full Album:Willie and the Poor Boys (1985)
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: 67utub
Old Grey Whistle Test - Bill Wyman interview from 8/5/74
Old Grey Whistle Test - Bill Wyman interview from 8/5/74
Published: 2016/07/13
Channel: Graham Hammond
Bill Wyman -  I Lost My Ring
Bill Wyman - I Lost My Ring
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman - Struttin
Bill Wyman - Struttin' Our Stuff - 1997 - Full Album
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: flavio luis
Rio de Janeiro - Bill Wyman
Rio de Janeiro - Bill Wyman
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: rockno1fann
''I Wanna Get Me A Gun'' - Bill Wyman - 1974
Published: 2013/05/30
Channel: Rob Gray
Bill Wyman - It
Bill Wyman - It's A Wonder
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Soul satisfying -- Bill Wyman
Soul satisfying -- Bill Wyman
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: kyms
Bill Wyman  - November (2015)
Bill Wyman - November (2015)
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: Michael Hidalgo
Bill Wyman - (Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star
Bill Wyman - (Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star
Published: 2014/12/01
Channel: Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman - I Got Time (Snippet)
Bill Wyman - I Got Time (Snippet)
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: Bill Wyman
Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger & Bill Wyman talk about Claudine
Rolling Stones - Mick Jagger & Bill Wyman talk about Claudine
Published: 2014/01/09
Channel: simca49
Monkey Grip -
Monkey Grip - 'Truth Conquers' (Official Video)
Published: 2013/04/14
Channel: w4wxp
Bill Wyman - What A Blow
Bill Wyman - What A Blow
Published: 2014/12/01
Channel: Bill Wyman
BILL WYMAN - COME BACK SUZANNE (1981 STEREO)
BILL WYMAN - COME BACK SUZANNE (1981 STEREO)
Published: 2014/03/24
Channel: ClassicVideos80s
Bill Wyman-"Nuclear Reactions" (1982)
Bill Wyman-"Nuclear Reactions" (1982)
Published: 2008/01/25
Channel: MAMsMom97
Bill Wyman Jump Up
Bill Wyman Jump Up
Published: 2011/10/23
Channel: ReBeLhIpI
Bill Wyman - Crazy Woman
Bill Wyman - Crazy Woman
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Karma Butterfly.
Bill Wyman – Si Si Je Suis Un Rock Star
Bill Wyman – Si Si Je Suis Un Rock Star
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Des Rutter
Bill Wyman   Come Back Suzanne
Bill Wyman Come Back Suzanne
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: Aussiebattlervideos2
Bill Wyman - What & How & If & When & Why
Bill Wyman - What & How & If & When & Why
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: propertv
Bill Wyman Live Shot
Bill Wyman Live Shot
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: LondonPactv
Bill Wyman talks about his Scrapbook
Bill Wyman talks about his Scrapbook
Published: 2015/02/02
Channel: Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman-Come Back Suzanne-Music Video
Bill Wyman-Come Back Suzanne-Music Video
Published: 2008/12/08
Channel: SelenaGomezRocks57
I Wanna Get Me a Gun
I Wanna Get Me a Gun
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Bill Wyman - Topic
Alan Prosser - Monkey Grip Album Sampler
Alan Prosser - Monkey Grip Album Sampler
Published: 2009/02/27
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Monkey Grip
BillWymanMonkeyGripExpandedEditionFront.jpg
Studio album by Bill Wyman
Released 10 May 1974
Recorded November 1973, February 1974
Genre Rock
Length 37:05
Label Rolling Stones/Atlantic
Producer Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman chronology
Monkey Grip
(1974)
Stone Alone
(1976)Stone Alone1976
Singles from Monkey Grip
  1. "White Lightnin'"
    Released: May 1974
  2. "Monkey Grip Glue"
    Released: June 1974

Monkey Grip is the debut album by Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. It was released in 1974 by Rolling Stones Records.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Creem D[3]
Džuboks (Favorable)[4]

Critical reception[edit]

In a retrospective review, AllMusic rated the album four stars out of five. They noted "I Wanna Get Me a Gun", "White Lightnin" and "I'll Pull You Thro" as the best songs on the album and hinted approval of Wyman's vocals, describing them as "loose and joy-filled". They also praised the album for avoiding the usual egotism of solo albums: "Though these types of albums can be self-absorbed affairs, Monkey Grip is meant to be a relaxed, unpretentious outlet for the compositions that would never see the light of day in Wyman's main band -- and, as a credit to the bassist, it comes off exactly that way."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

# Track title Length
1. "I Wanna Get Me a Gun" 4:57
2. "Crazy Woman" 2:41
3. "Pussy" 2:10
4. "Mighty Fine Time" 3:36
5. "Monkey Grip Glue" 4:56
6. "What a Blow" (Wyman, Malcolm Rebenack) 5:22
7. "White Lightnin'" 2:42
8. "I'll Pull You Thro'" 4:23
9. "It's a Wonder" 5:30
Bonus Tracks
10. "Wine and Wimmen" [Instrumental]
(Imperial TECI 24302 4988004097119, Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 10)
3:42
11. "It's Just a Matter of Time"
(Imperial TECI 24302 4988004097119, Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 11)
3:03
12. "If You've Got The Feelin'"
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 12)
3:39
13. "Five Card Stud"
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 13)
3:47
14. "Monkey Grip Glue" [Single Edit]
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 14)
3:18
15. "What a Blow" [Single Edit] (Bill Wyman/Malcolm Rebenack)
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 15)
3:46
16. "White Lightnin'" [Single Edit]
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 16)
2:44
17. "Pussy" [Single Mix]
(Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 only Track 17)
2:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Wyman - lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar, piano, clavinet, Jew's harp, horn arrangements
  • Dr. John - organ, piano
  • Gwen McCrae - backing vocals
  • Leon Russell - piano
  • Betty Wright - backing vocals
  • Mark Colby - saxophone
  • Lowell George - guitar (5, 14)
  • John McEuen - acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin
  • Byron Berline - fiddle
  • Neal Bonsanti - English horn, saxophone, clarinet
  • Abigale Haness - backing vocals
  • Hubert Heard - organ, piano
  • Danny Kortchmar - guitar
  • Joe Lala - percussion
  • Joey Murcia - guitar
  • Wayne Perkins - guitar

Release information[edit]

  • United States 10 May 1974 LP Atlantic COC 79100 (Inner Sleeve)
  • United States 10 May 1974 LP Atlantic COC 79100 0698 (Inner Sleeve) (Promo)
  • United States 1974 LP (Quadra Disc) Atlantic QD 79100 (Inner Sleeve)
  • United States 1974 MC Atlantic (Slide Box)
  • United States 1974 8-Track Atlantic TP 79100
  • United States March 1997 CD One Way Records OW 34520 046633452021
  • United States 21 November 2006 CD Castle 02182-36266-2 021823626628 (Expanded Edition)
  • Canada May 1974 LP Atlantic COC 79100 (Inner Sleeve)
  • United Kingdom 15 May 1974 LP RSR COC 59102 (Inner Sleeve and Front Cover Labels)
  • United Kingdom 15 May 1974 LP RSR COC 59102 (Inner Sleeve) (Promo)
  • United Kingdom 24 June 1996 CD Sequel Rec. NEM CD 846
  • Australia July 1974 LP RSR/WEA COC 79100
  • Australia July 1974 MC RSR/WEA M5S 79100
  • Argentina 1974 LP RSR/Music Hall Records 50-14.122 (Inner Sleeve) (Serie Super Lujo Especial)
  • Japan 25 November 1995 CD Trattoria PSCR-5413 4988023032245
  • Japan 25 November 1995 CD Trattoria PSCR-5413 / 381483 4988023032245 (Promo)
  • Japan 24 August 2005 CD Imperial TECI 24302 4988004097119 (Paper Sleeve)
  • European Union 21 November 2006 CD Castle CMRCD1362 5050749413628 (Expanded Edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stones database 1974 at The Complete Works Website
  2. ^ Kurutz, Steve. Monkey Grip at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 1974). "The Christgau Consumer Guide". Creem. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Konjović, Slobodan. "Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip". Džuboks (in Serbian). Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine (7 (second series)): 22–23. 
  5. ^ Kurutz, Steve. Monkey Grip at AllMusic

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