So the Monkees have an album coming out...

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  1. ford

    ford Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I just had a friend email me a link to the first single.. I had no idea.

    I wasn't a Monkees fan. The band and show were before my time, but obviously pop culture have kept me in touch with who they are and I enjoy I'm a Believer for what it is... a well crafted pop song..

    Anyway... their album is being produced by Adam Schlesinger who is a member of my favorite band.. Fountains of Wayne.. and they are having songs written by Adam, Rivers Coumo of Weezer, Andy Partridge of XTC and one of the guys from Death Cab for Cutie...

    So all of that has peaked my interest as I'm a fan of all of those bands.

    Here is the video of the first single. It is pretty dang catchy and cheesy.... which isn't surprising.

     
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  2. ERGExplorer

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    Kind of a shock to have a Monkees song reference being at "the mall."
     
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    Music scribe Jeff Tamarkin, whose tastes and opinions I trust, gave it a very positive review.
     
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    So this is new material performed by the surviving members? How much playing are they doing, or are they bringing in the "Wrecking Crew"?
     
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    I have never or will ever like this mockery of a band.

    Mike Nesmith was the only musician worth his salt
     
  7. soulohio

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    Mike Nesmith and Petr Tork were real musicians
    Dolenz became a service-able drummer
    Davy was there for the curb appeal and was a fine singer
    funny TV show
    back to
    da walking ded
     
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    Mickey Dolenz had a great voice for pop music.

     
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    I've been waiting for this for so long. So exciting. I'll have to save up my pocket money and get it.
     
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    wi3465 Guitar Slut Gold Supporting Member

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    Fond memories. Fun pop songs. Why not? The Monkee mobile was a great looking car
     
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    Frank Zappa liked 'em.

    I was a young punk when the TV thing was new. Watched, liked, read that they didn't play just sang, hated, but later thought more highly. Learning that the Byrds pretty much did the same thing lessened my hip outrage.
     
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    I wish I could have seen this concert. I probably would have come late to avoid the opening band.

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    HeyMrTeleMan Colonel of Truth Gold Supporting Member

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    Michael Nesmith's mom invented Wite Out. But you knew that...
     
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    Haha . . . these concerts are now infamous, it was early Hendrix touring with them IIRC - the teeny boppers had no idea what to think of Hendrix - he eventually bailed on the tour.


    I love the Monkees - such great songs written by a crew of great song writers - even some great moments of playing -"Long Title" supposedly had some Jerry Garcia playing on some of Head. Head is a good movie and a real freaky testament to the times.
     
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    Cool for them. I always liked the Monkees. I've covered Pleasant Valley Sunday (thanks Carole King) in many bands.

    Some Monkees trivia that some of you may not know. The night The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, they also had the cast from the theatre hit Oliver on the show to perform a few numbers. The Artful Dodger was played by a young (and very talented) Davey Jones. I'm into musicals, so I love this.



    Peace,
     
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    I have a suspicion that this will be a really good album.
     
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    Did Neil Diamond write some more songs for them?
     
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    Looking forward to it!
    Always took them with a grain of salt because of the goofy TV show.... until I saw the movie HEAD. Nothing at all like the TV show. Very 'head-y'. Written by Jack Nicholson. And the music is really good too.



     
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    Yep. He wrote this little ditty.



    Peace,
     
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    That doesn't sound like the Monkees.
     

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