Willie Murphy

Monkey in the Zoo

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Complete with a quote on the album jacket by Vladimir Lenin, this record seems more like a vehicle for Murphy's politics than a collection of songs. Whether he is discussing the ills of society or singing about the world community we should be living in, Murphy never stops preaching (even reciting a God-awful rap about time at one point). There are moments, such as the wonderfully arranged "Keep On Running," but for the most part the music collapses under the weight of the message.

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