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Old 10-24-2008, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How about some love for the Monkees

I know their show was silly, ridiculous and immature. I know they are the first fabricated band. I know the bulk of their material was written and recorded by others but did they ever have some good songs. 60's pop at it's finest.

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Old 10-24-2008, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree. Their best songs were pure pop goodness. They don't have the cool factor, but "they" (the entire production that went into the Monkees) made some fantastically catchy songs.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Mokees suffered a great deal from their Teeny Bopper image. Davy Jones wanting to dance to all his sugar-coated songs didn't help either
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Davey Jones comes from my home town, as does Myra Hindley.
Both within spitting distance.

But then again, so does Pete Shelley.

Davey Jones is a music criminal.
No love here.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"Head" is a fantastic movie. I dig the Monkees.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Of course I dig the Monkees! They were dad's idol as a kid and some of that stuff passed down into me. I have their debut, 4 disc greatest hits, and their pepper's rip off.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Their instruments aren't plugged in.

Anyway, decent band, the few songs I've heard by them were OK.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, man...

One of the first albums i ever owned, and i still like 'em!
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Only their first two albums were written and instrumentally performed by others. They had a number of albums after those two that they did as a real band. Several of them very good.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They only did, what, 5 albums? i had the first 4. i was in luv with Peter Tork ~ even if he was a "dork!" (That's how we schoolgirls teased each other)
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