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Welcome To The Monkey House
Welcome To The Monkey House
album by The Dandy Warhols
Released 2003
Recorded 2001-02
Genre Rock
Length 48:27
Label Capitol Records
Producer(s) Nick Rhodes
Tony Visconti
Courtney Taylor-Taylor
reverse cover
Welcome to the monkey house back edited
featuring Nick Rhodes / Simon Le Bon

Welcome To The Monkey House is the fourth album by the America rock band The Dandy Warhols, released in 2003. The album was co-produced by Nick Rhodes and features Simon Le Bon.

About the album Edit

All the songs were produced by Courtney Taylor-Taylor and/or Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, except "Rock Bottom," which was produced by Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Tony Visconti.

Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, the album features Simon Le Bon performing backing vocals on "Plan A".

Welcome To The Monkey House was released with artwork that is probably a homage to the Velvet Underground's album The Velvet Underground & Nico, which was produced and designed by Nick Rhodes' friend Andy Warhol.

Track listing Edit

All songs written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Welcome to the Monkey House" (1:04)
  2. "We Used to Be Friends" (3:20)
  3. "Plan A" (4:01)
  4. "Wonderful You" (4:37)
  5. "Scientist" (Taylor-Taylor/David Bowie) (3:13)
  6. "I Am Over It" (3:50)
  7. "The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone" (1:54)
  8. "Insincere" (3:49)
  9. "The Last High" (Taylor-Taylor/Dando) (4:46)
  10. "10."Heavenly" (3:36)
  11. "I Am Sound" (4:00)
  12. "Rock Bottom" (2:53)
  13. "(You Come In) Burned" (7:24)

"Scientist" contains a sample of "Fashion" by David Bowie.

Enhanced CD content:
The enhanced CD contained the short film "The End of the Old as We Know It," written and directed by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and a link to The Odditorium, a (no longer active) website "where fans can see band web casts, play games, and download exclusive music and mayhem."

Personnel Edit

  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor – vocals, guitar guitar
  • Zia McCabe – keyboards, bass, vocals
  • Peter Loew – guitar
  • Brent De Boer – drums, vocals
  • Nick Rhodes – synthesiser on "We Used to Be Friends", "Plan A", "Scientist", "I Am Over It", "The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone", "Insincere", "The Last High", "Heavenly" and "I Am Sound"
  • Tony Visconti – bass on "Wonderful You" and "Rock Bottom", backing vocals on "Rock Bottom"
  • Nile Rodgers – guitar on "Scientist"
  • Simon Le Bon – backing vocals on "Plan A"
  • Yoad Nevo – guitar on "Welcome to the Monkey House", "Plan A" and "Heavenly"
  • Adam Flick – bass on "Plan A", "I Am Sound"
  • Mark Tinley – guitar on "I Am Over It"
  • Jamie Jackson – piano on "I Am Sound"
  • Parker Posey – mandolin on "I Am Sound"
  • Sally Boyden – backing vocals on "We Used to Be Friends"
  • Sam Dodds – backing vocals on "We Used to Be Friends"
  • Cloudia Tinley – giggles on "We Used to Be Friends"

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