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I've Come to Bury The Monkees, NOT to Praise Them!

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Martha Washington, Nov 25, 2005.

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    Well I WAS a 12 year old girl , once :lol: But I didn't actually like Davy Jones... Mike made me drool :D !...Seriously i agree with your post. My favorite songs ? Valerie, Stepping Stone, and She
     
  2. Martha Washington

    Martha Washington eat it! it's GOOD for you

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    I think one of the real stroke of genius things is when they ended the show with the little 'job interview' segments. You know, Nes with his laundry bag, all that stuff.

    In no time at all it took those four guys and made them stand out.

    I too enjoy singing in the style of Davey Jones and have a pair of maracas and a Nehru jacket for JUST such an occassion!
     
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    Omg !!! I FORGOT about the Maracas !!! I guess that made Davy a Legit' Musician ? :D
     
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    As a child I remember one time my older brother and I were watching "The Monkees" and my father made a comment about the obvious lack of talent of the the group and that they nothing more than no talent bums. My brothers reply was "Yeh but they are rich no talent bums." They came from a time when TV was silly. Their competition was shows like Batman, Bewitched, The Addams family, Gomer Pyle. They were fun to watch though. Compared to the majority of what is on TV now I wish someone would bring back something like that.
    Michael Nesmith did a song after they group broke up called "Joanne" that was a really great song.
     
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    Mickey Dolenz got good enough on drums that Frank Zappa asked him to play in his band but refused because of prior committments. Saw them a few years ago and Davey played some piano and guitar, Peter played multiple instruments and Mickey's voice sounded as good as ever, great on the drums and I think played a little guitar too. I think they were sending a message.
     
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    Yep, Nesmith was the Lennon-type to me. I'm surprised I accepted them for so shamelessly RIPPINGOFF The Beatles ..cos I usually hate it when that happens ! But I agree in Tv there wasn't much to compete against. I really like how they made fun of themselves..maybe that I i was ok with their silliness?
     
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    I neither love nor hate them.

    Their TV show was too silly for my taste, but I've got to admit that they had some very listenable songs. I've heard pop music that was noticeably worse.

    I'd rate them about average for the pop bands of that time.
     
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    Don Kirschner produced the Monkees mostly; later on in the 70's he was famous for the Rock Concerts he put on TV....I got to say I like Last Train To Clarksdale with Mickey Dolenz singing...to me; thats their best song....liked some of the other songs but got bored with the TV show.
     
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    Not trying to nitpick, but that's "Clarksville". ;)
     
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    Ha..right...I must have been thinking of Page and Plant's last album mixed into that song...thanx
     

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