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Post by Orwell on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:32 am

Sad Davy is gone - but what a fine legacy. My favorite song.... mmmm?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-iFEa7pRO1o#t=3s

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Post by Orwell on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:37 am


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Post by halfwise on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:17 am

My but everyone looked like a consummate goof back then.

I remember having a few of those haircuts....we didn't know any better. So sad.

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Re: The Monkees

Post by Eldorion on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:26 am

My prior familiarity with The Monkees was limited to being vaguely aware that Mickey Dolenz jump-started the "Frodo Lives!" meme back in the '60s, but I've been listening to a fair bit of their music today since hearing the sad news about Davy Jones. They're pretty good; I'm reminded somewhat of The Animals, whom I'm more familiar with. The song "Words" that Orwell posted in this thread is probably my favorite I've heard so far.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:38 am

The best fake band ever. Nod (with the possible exception of Spinal Tap)

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Post by Orwell on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:20 am

Mischievous, wrong and out of line, Petty! Extremely Crabbit

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:53 am

What I said they were the best!
Besides they were actors hired for a kids tv show to play the members of a supposedly world famous 'beatles like' band. And most of their hits were written for the show. Their success mimicked the shows plot- they were a pretend famous band with pretend hits who ended up a real famous band with real hits.

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Post by Orwell on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:17 am

Back-pedaller! Mad They actually got to know the Beatles, and John loved their show. All four worked with individuals of the band at one time or another. They had a lot of great songs. cheers They wrote some good songs themslves too. Very Happy Pete's Song, Listen to the Band come to mind... "Head" was a great movie. (Not sure what it was about --- a 'head' I think? Shrugging) I went to see a double feature "Head" and the "Blues Brothers" which were 'cult' movies in the early days. Oh what a rich life I've lived... Peace, Man! flower

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:23 am

I ain't dissing the monkees man! Just saying they were, at least not a band originally in the conventional way of the time, and some people (not me of course!) could lay the blame for the plague of bland industry created boy and girl bands that have haunted the charts ever since at their feet.
They were great- what the industry did with the idea not so great.

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Post by Orwell on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:56 am

okay brother flower

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Post by halfwise on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:38 pm

Yep, the career of the Monkees was not unlike that of Miley Cyrus. (...should I start running now?)

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Post by The Archet Bugle on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:48 pm

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Re: The Monkees

Post by halfwise on Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:52 pm

Oh Lordy, off I go to find a porch to hide under. Maybe if I get a Monkee hair cut and sunglasses I won't be recognized.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:08 pm

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Post by The Wobbit A Parody on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:45 pm

Davy was not my favorite Monkee, but he will be missed all the same. Mickey was my favorite. And it is amazing that the band, as PT, Orwell and Halfwise have all stated, started as a TV creation (like Josie And The Pussycats) but became legit and memorable. Amazing!
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Re: The Monkees

Post by Orwell on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:37 am

I can't agree more. And, I must say, it's great to hear from you, Paul.

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Re: The Monkees

Post by Bluebottle on Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:39 pm

The only one with any actual musical insight and ability in the Monkees was Peter Tork, he was actually a friend of Stephen Stills' who was apparently washing dishes at some place at the time of the auditions. Stephens Stills went to the auditions, in his own words to see if they wanted anyone to write songs, which they didn't,but who knows, and he suggested Peter Tork when they didn't go for Stills, although they obviously found him interesting enough to take his advice. Stills had a bad tooth and was loosing his hair in his early twnties, so perhaps npot a perfect fit. Anyway, Stills called Tork, and the rest is history.

Tork felt bad for years afterwards that while he had all the money the Mokees gave him. His friends actually went off and had proper highly respecyted careers in the music industry, while he was forever tied into a fad, a joke in music circles.

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