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2012-02-29 02:17:19 PM  
10 votes:
www.poppowwow.com

RIP
2012-02-29 02:26:39 PM  
7 votes:
Just saw his face. Now I'm a bereaver.
2012-02-29 04:37:57 PM  
3 votes:
The whole issue of whether they played their own instruments or not was addressed right on the back cover (remember...these were the LP days) of Headquarters, their third album. And, in fact, the band's sound changed a lot with that album. Many of their HUGE hits were from their first two records, although later ones had plenty of great songs too. But where their first two LPs were over-produced pop, by their time they got to Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, LTD (their fourth release) their sound had matured (laugh all you want). The song "Daily Nightly" on that record was the first ever appearance of a moog synthesizer in a rock/pop song. "Star Collector" was about groupies and plaster casters, and the anti-suburbia song "Pleasant Valley Sunday" was, believe it not, considered controversial for its time.

As they got further along, they got less radio friendly and more into a progressive vein, hanging out with Frank Zappa at times. The Birds, the Bees, and the Monkees (which contained "Daydream Believer" but only one other radio hit, the repetitive "Valleri") didn't have the commercial appeal that earlier releases had, but the band was ardently pursuing artistic credibility at a time when they could have chosen to be on cruise control. Head is, of course, a real trip down gonzo alley, as is/was the film.

Michael Nesmith gets my vote as the best song writer of the bunch. Two songs on P,A,C, and Jones, LTD are gems: "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round," and "Love Is Only Sleeping." The first is very solid western-tinged rockabilly while the latter is just a great pop song.

As I see it, Headquarters is considered their "Revolver" while P,A,C and Jones is their "Sgt. Peppers." Critics found the latter a bit too polished but they loved Headquarters but P,A,C and Jones was a bigger success.

/yeah...so I like writing about music...sue me
2012-02-29 02:26:53 PM  
3 votes:

cryinoutloud: I barely know who this guy is, and I don't get the headline. Carry on.

/How farking old do you have to be to remember the Monkees? They were almost before my time, and I'm old.


I'm 29, and I know who the Monkees are. Helps having parents who are Baby Boomers. There's this great new invention out there right now called "the Internet" and it helps you listen to music/artists that were well before your time. I know who Rosemary Clooney is, and my grandparents used to listen to her when they were newly married.
2012-02-29 09:36:16 PM  
2 votes:

BKITU: tb tibbles: They were snarked off as the "Pre-Fab Four",but during a visit to the UK in March 1967,they met up with the the Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper sessions. The Fabs were duly impressed with the Pre-Fabs.

John invited them to a party after a day of recording. The party inspired Micky's psychedelic/ragtime/scat rant "Randy Scouse Git." As Micky put it, "I was told I had a wonderful time."


Mickey absolutely killed that song when I saw them in concert. Hands down, my favorite Monkees song, and the old guy still has his chops - in fact, it was just a fun, fun concert and I can't think of a song they didn't sing. They even did a very nice tribute to Mike.

img831.imageshack.us

Goodnight, Davy.
2012-02-29 04:07:13 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

Monkees are the craziest people.
2012-02-29 03:39:58 PM  
2 votes:
All the lovely people. Where do they all come from?

So many lovely and heartfelt messages of condolence and sympathy, I don't know what to say, except my sincere thank you to all. I share and appreciate your feelings.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

While it is jarring, and sometimes seems unjust, or strange, this transition we call dying and death is a constant in the mortal experience that we know almost nothing about. I am of the mind that it is a transition and I carry with me a certainty of the continuity of existence. While I don't exactly know what happens in these times, there is an ongoing sense of life that reaches in my mind out far beyond the near horizons of mortality and into the reaches of infinity.

That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadness that it does many of you. I will miss him, but I won't abandon him to mortality. I will think of him as existing within the animating life that insures existence. I will think of him and his family with that gentle regard in spite of all the contrary appearances on the mortal plane.

David's spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people, who remember with me the good times, and the healing times, that were created for so many, including us.

I have fond memories. I wish him safe travels.


- Michael Nesmith
2012-02-29 03:27:23 PM  
2 votes:
Interesting the split in 20-30 year olds between those who know 60's music and those who don't.

Only noticed it when my daughter got to 18 and told me a story about how her friends listened to a radio station which played an oldie about every 10 or 12 songs, and she would be happily singing along to Surfin' USA and all her mates looking at her going "What? How come you know words to that stuff?" and one of the others saying "I know how. Your dad used to play that on the car radio, didn't he?"

Which was right. And realized that whole generation of kids grew up listening to "The wheels of the bus go round and round" etc when they were in the car, whereas it never occurred to me that that was what you were supposed to entertain them with.

Instead I just listened to the stuff that I loved, and she got a vital education in important lessons. I mean think of lyrics like "and she'll have fun, fun, fun till her daddy takes the T-bird away" - far better than churchy sermons about telling me the truth
2012-02-29 02:45:07 PM  
2 votes:

VimFuego: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x309]

RIP Basketball Jones


Fun fact: George Harrison plays guitar on that track
2012-02-29 02:39:27 PM  
2 votes:

santadog: IXI Jim IXI: Car_Ramrod: Despite the headline, we're talking about The Monkees, not The Beatles.

The Beatles only had a fake drummer.

I still think Ringo was one of the world's first drum machines...

Ringo was the worlds luckiest drummers.


I used to think the same thing. But if you read what the rest of the Beatles said about Ringo, it isn't true.

Quite simply, the Beatles could not have produced the experimental stuff of their later career without Ringo. The guy had such impeccable timing that they could use his tracks as the basis to chop up, edit, slice and reconstruct their songs freely.

Basically, the Beatles from Sgt. Pepper on could never have been realized without Ringo on the drum kit.
2012-02-29 02:38:17 PM  
2 votes:
images.wikia.com

RIP
2012-02-29 02:20:22 PM  
2 votes:

I saw them back in 1986 or 1987. "Weird Al" opened.

dalje.com

RIP DAVID JONES
2012-02-29 02:18:12 PM  
2 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-02-29 02:17:27 PM  
2 votes:
dalje.com
RIP
2012-02-29 02:17:08 PM  
2 votes:
Marcia must be inconsolable, she'll never be able to get him to go to the dance.

/RIP Mr. Jones :)
2012-02-29 02:14:14 PM  
2 votes:
One of my idiot co-workers doesn't know who Davy Jones is, so I attempted to explain to him who he is by sending him a link to a Youtube clip of "I'm a Believer." He thought it was a Smashmouth song.

My lawn. Off it.
2012-02-29 02:13:02 PM  
2 votes:
Now that's how you write an RIP headline. +1.for headline and appropriate use of sad tag.

/So very old now.
2012-03-01 10:53:04 AM  
1 votes:
All these fond remembrances of Davy Jones and yet no one has mentioned his mastery of not just the tambourine, but also the maracas and the cow bell.

/well, okay, he was a little iffy on the cow bell
2012-03-01 08:58:13 AM  
1 votes:

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: RIP meme propagators are typically people who have absolutely nothing of value to add to any threads. It's a good time to make new additions to your ignore list! Troll away, guys!


Shouldn't you be on your honeymoon instead of posting on Fark?
2012-03-01 07:54:24 AM  
1 votes:

M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: I'm 23, and I know the Monkees because my mom was a big fan and I used to listen to their records when I was little. But I assumed that you had to be a pre-teen girl in the '60s (like my mom) to be Monkees fan. I had no idea anyone still liked them.


My daughter's 23 and BEGGED us to take her to see the Monkees last summer. Glad we did, with the bonus that we saw the show just a couple of weeks before they cancelled the rest of the tour.
She likes the Monkees because I was an 80s-teenager-MTV-bred fan and saw them myself several times back then.
Yeah with Weird Al. And, if memory serves me, possibly Howie Mandel blow-up-the-glove-era.
I love the Monkees, but some of the Monkees fans at the shows were downright rabid hardcore band-following types.
I admit I've forgotten most of the random factoids and trivia I learned during the 80s phase but I remain a fan.


And regarding the posters who listen to lots of music because their parents didn't play Wheels on the Bus... yeah, here too.
While I did my time with the Muppets and Electric Company, my ears were formed listening to CSNY, Jesse Colin Young, Dylan, and "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds". Which I'll still pull out for nostalgia now and then, although the 8-track is long gone.
Goes without saying....my daughter didn't grow up with the Wheels on the Bus either, so she was begging me at age 7 to take her to see Bowie & Nine Inch Nails.

I bust her stones now and then when she pulls out some of that newfangled conglom-rock for me to try and I go to my music library and pull out whatever it's derived from. "Dammit mother" ....
Thankfully her musical interests are deeper and wider than the crap they're churning out these days.
2012-03-01 05:07:21 AM  
1 votes:

thefatbasturd:

EXCEPT! The Monkees chafed and rebelled at the lack of control/playing and changed the situation. Do yourself a favor and seek out some of the Nesmith stuff they did. You'll thank me later. Very "Bakersfield Sound".


Even better to look for would be Nesmith's First National Band stuff that he did after he left the Monkees.

Nesmith's Monkees stuff was more than a bit country, but by the time he left, he was full-on country rock in the same vein as the eagles or the Byrds with Gram Parsons. The evolution took place in unreleased stuff, but is easy to find thanks to Rhino records releasing every damn thing the Monkees ever recorded.
2012-03-01 12:35:04 AM  
1 votes:
markmcgivern.files.wordpress.com
R.I.P. Farmer Jones
2012-02-29 10:29:09 PM  
1 votes:
My conDolenzes.
2012-02-29 10:13:40 PM  
1 votes:
Hey hey we're the

userserve-ak.last.fm


MONKS.
2012-02-29 09:48:51 PM  
1 votes:
Goodnight Mr Tambourine man.
2012-02-29 08:58:13 PM  
1 votes:

BKITU: ParadisePornoTheater: /China kept a calling allameter (sic)

[not_sure_if_serious.jpg]

/China clipper calling Alameda


Mr Dobilina, Mr Bob Dobilina.

Never mind the Furthermore, the plea is Self-defense.

It is of my opinion that the people are intending....

/zilch.
2012-02-29 06:19:49 PM  
1 votes:

BrianGriffin: Michael Nesmith gets my vote as the best song writer of the bunch. Two songs on P,A,C, and Jones, LTD are gems: "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round," and "Love Is Only Sleeping." The first is very solid western-tinged rockabilly while the latter is just a great pop song.


Might have been mentioned already, but Mike Nesmith also wrote this gem:

My favorite cover of Different Drum (new window), featuring the still-lovely Susanna Hoffs.
2012-02-29 06:13:26 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sad. Because when I realized I loved boys at age 4, Davey Jones was one of my first crushes. Even when he was playing the tambourine I wanted to marry him.
2012-02-29 05:56:02 PM  
1 votes:

SilentStrider: I have no idea why this headline is supposed to be funny.



farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-02-29 05:34:07 PM  
1 votes:
It's too bad. I miss their later stuff like "Magic Bus" and "My Generation"
2012-02-29 05:14:10 PM  
1 votes:
I have no idea why this headline is supposed to be funny.
2012-02-29 05:05:47 PM  
1 votes:
RIP Davy Jones...

I think this anecdote sums him up nicely.

Back in 1982 I was only a little over a year old, and my parents had a housecleaning business in Santa Barbara. We were still just scraping by, and they couldn't get a babysitter that day for whatever reason. My mom was WAY big pregnant with my lil bro who turned out to be 9.8 lbs when he was born a month later.

Their client was Davy Jone's ex-wife and he happened to be visiting that day. The minute he sees my mom he tells her and my dad he can watch me for the day. At the end of the day he hooks them up with his kid's old bassinet. And asks to have his picture taken with *them* (which he kept).

Good guy. I've always wondered what happened to that picture.

/No, we'e not Hispanic
//White people actually cleaned houses back in the early 80's
///Coolest babysitter ever
2012-02-29 05:00:29 PM  
1 votes:
This story should be getting more attention than the drugged out crackhead that died a while back. fark the media.
2012-02-29 04:57:39 PM  
1 votes:

OldManDownDRoad: Not only did they drop drug refs on national TV, they also wrote a song about a groupie:

Star Collector


Not just one song. From one of my old greenlights: Cuddly Toy (new window)

How much crap did they get past the radar with this gem?

"You're not the only cherry delight / Who was left in the night / And gave up without a fight"

"You're not the only choo-choo train / To be left out in the rain / The day after Santa came"
2012-02-29 04:25:34 PM  
1 votes:

otto the bull: Anyone remember "Auntie Griselda"? One of favorite Monkee songs from my childhood.
I think this is the first song that I recorded on my Panasonic tape deck.
Don't tell me these guys didn't dabble with LSD.


Not only did they drop drug refs on national TV, they also wrote a song about a groupie:

Star Collector
2012-02-29 04:13:38 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone remember "Auntie Griselda"? One of favorite Monkee songs from my childhood.
I think this is the first song that I recorded on my Panasonic tape deck.
Don't tell me these guys didn't dabble with LSD.

Auntie Griselda
2012-02-29 04:12:39 PM  
1 votes:

Optimal_Illusion: Daydream Believer (new window)


Thank you. That's the first song I thought of. My friends and I had the biggest crush on him when we were in grade school.
See also, David Cassidy - Partridge Family.
I has a sad.

/off my lawn
//don't touch my 45's
2012-02-29 03:55:00 PM  
1 votes:

mjjt: Which was right. And realized that whole generation of kids grew up listening to "The wheels of the bus go round and round" etc when they were in the car, whereas it never occurred to me that that was what you were supposed to entertain them with.

Instead I just listened to the stuff that I loved, and she got a vital education in important lessons. I mean think of lyrics like "and she'll have fun, fun, fun till her daddy takes the T-bird away" - far better than churchy sermons about telling me the truth



That's awesome. My parents never listened to music, so I am not very into anything pre-early 80s since I was born in 1975. I've found anything I do know way after my time, after being exposed to it by friends. I dated someone whose father played music for him and took him to the library and showed him books about the musicians of the 60s and 70s. Guess what? One of the most talented guitarists I have ever met and also an excellent singer. I just scream into a microphone, essentially, since I don't have the deep background. I think it's really important to teach kids about music just like you did.
2012-02-29 03:28:49 PM  
1 votes:
images.businessweek.com
2012-02-29 03:21:43 PM  
1 votes:
i235.photobucket.com
R.I.P.
2012-02-29 03:12:41 PM  
1 votes:
Saw 'em live in '87. Davy got the biggest laugh. Strolled out strumming an acoustic guitar. Peter comes out to protest, "What are you doing? Everyone knows the Monkees don't play their own instruments."

Davy deadpans, "This is Mickey's."
2012-02-29 03:11:58 PM  
1 votes:
Who didn't do this with their friends?
i268.photobucket.com
2012-02-29 03:05:19 PM  
1 votes:
"Seven-A"

"What number was that again?"

"SEVEN-A"

"Okay, now, don't get excited. Just 'cause I'm short, I know"
2012-02-29 02:58:53 PM  
1 votes:

Andrew Wiggin: Coco LaFemme:
I'm 29, and I know who the Monkees are. Helps having parents who are Baby Boomers. There's this great new invention out there right now called "the Internet" and it helps you listen to music/artists that were well before your time. I know who Rosemary Clooney is, and my grandparents used to listen to her when they were newly married.
who was elvis? he was like waaaay before my time.


Don't be snide. I know who they are; I think I watched their show a few times. They were Beatles rip-offs. That's really all I remember about them. And they had a few hit pop songs. They were no more rock stars than all those other boy bands everybody likes to make fun of. Prepared and packaged for the Beatles revolution.
2012-02-29 02:54:14 PM  
1 votes:
RIP Desmond and Molly Jones

/ob la di ob la da
//la la how the life goes on
2012-02-29 02:52:19 PM  
1 votes:
They sure it was him?

images4.fanpop.com
2012-02-29 02:52:10 PM  
1 votes:


farm6.static.flickr.com

Davey and Bingo

RIP Davey

2012-02-29 02:46:12 PM  
1 votes:

Why Would I Read the Article: Bathia_Mapes: Having said that, my son is 31 and knows who the Monkees are.

I'm 31, and remember when Nick at Nite used to show reruns of their television show, and I thought it was hilarious. Also saw them at Candlestick park in '97 before a Giants game. You've all seen the highlight where Bonds hits a homer and then pirouettes at home plate before rounding the bases, well, this was the game he did that.

I definitely consider myself a Monkees fan, and am saddened by this news.


I remember watching it in the 80's when I was younger. It was on late, and then usually followed by Mr. Ed. Being little, it was usually a coin toss if we got to stay up for Mr. Ed, but we always watched the Monkees.
2012-02-29 02:46:03 PM  
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: [images.wikia.com image 640x512]

RIP


Oddly enough, Roddenberry deliberately cast Walter Koenig to be the "Davey Jones" type character on Star Trek to draw in the Tiger Beat readers to watch it, just to make the studio suits STFU about glamorizing a Rooskie on an American TV show.
2012-02-29 02:42:55 PM  
1 votes:
2012-02-29 02:41:58 PM  
1 votes:
My kids are currently enjoying the Monkees via Netflix. My parents had a VHS tape with episodes of their show from start to finish. I'm quite sure I wore the damn thing out as a kid, particularly when I was sick in bed.

Fark subby for making me think it was Paul, but I don't feel any better knowing it was Davy.

:(
2012-02-29 02:38:54 PM  
1 votes:

mikebdoss: Came for Bowie references, leaving satisfied.


My headline, submitted too late for the queue, was "David Bowie reportedly eager to start using his real name again".
2012-02-29 02:37:38 PM  
1 votes:

AiryAnne: I saw them back in 1986 or 1987. "Weird Al" opened.


I also saw a show from that tour. I had several people in college argue with me that I must have been remembering it wrong.
2012-02-29 02:37:34 PM  
1 votes:

2 grams: They didn't play thier own instruments, you know.


/just sayin


Tork and Nesmith were musicians before the Monkees existed.
2012-02-29 02:37:24 PM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Having said that, my son is 31 and knows who the Monkees are.


I'm 31, and remember when Nick at Nite used to show reruns of their television show, and I thought it was hilarious. Also saw them at Candlestick park in '97 before a Giants game. You've all seen the highlight where Bonds hits a homer and then pirouettes at home plate before rounding the bases, well, this was the game he did that.

I definitely consider myself a Monkees fan, and am saddened by this news.
2012-02-29 02:35:57 PM  
1 votes:
Davy Jones made more little girls wet than the Beatles, Justin Timberlake and what's his face Bieber combined. I can't imagine the incredible amount of trim he must have enjoyed in his lifetime.
R.I.P. pop singer. Hope the next reality is just as good to you as this one was.

/ read up on Michael Nesmith for an incredible life story. that man has accomplished more things and laid his hands on more fortunes than most of us put together.
2012-02-29 02:33:06 PM  
1 votes:

medius: [ll-media.tmz.com image 326x430]
RIP shirt

/and Davy


Gah! I did not need to see Davy Jone's knockers.
2012-02-29 02:32:27 PM  
1 votes:
Sad, loved The Monkees very much. Maybe Davy will return the favor and open for Hendricks :(

/RIP Foxy Davy
2012-02-29 02:32:21 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Nor did the Beach Boys, or pretty much any famous American group before the late-1960s.


Um,. yeah they did. In concert, and on most of their early records.

The Monkees played live, too.

Yeah. You've got some learnin' to do.
2012-02-29 02:31:46 PM  
1 votes:

santadog: IXI Jim IXI: Car_Ramrod: Despite the headline, we're talking about The Monkees, not The Beatles.

The Beatles only had a fake drummer.

I still think Ringo was one of the world's first drum machines...

Ringo was the worlds luckiest drummers.


Paul McCartney wanted to dominate the music business.
John Lennon wanted to change the world.
George Harrison wanted to be a great musician.
Ringo Starr wanted to party and pick up chicks.

I think Ringo won.
2012-02-29 02:30:52 PM  
1 votes:

Tex Colorado the Arizona Assassin: One of my idiot co-workers doesn't know who Davy Jones is, so I attempted to explain to him who he is by sending him a link to a Youtube clip of "I'm a Believer." He thought it was a Smashmouth song.

My lawn. Off it.


That's probably because he's only heard their cover, which was part of the "Shrek" soundtrack.

Having said that, my son is 31 and knows who the Monkees are.
2012-02-29 02:30:28 PM  
1 votes:
I will be delivering some Colonel Sanders down to his locker later.
2012-02-29 02:27:48 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Optimal_Illusion: Daydream Believer (new window)

Axl Rose totally ripped him off...


..and anyone who ever bought a GNR record or ticket.
2012-02-29 02:24:26 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Ice Cream Jones




/anyone else remember, or just me?
2012-02-29 02:24:06 PM  
1 votes:

cryinoutloud: I barely know who this guy is, and I don't get the headline. Carry on carrion.


FTFY
2012-02-29 02:21:05 PM  
1 votes:
Another good man gone...

...and Dick Cheney still survives. :\
2012-02-29 02:17:11 PM  
1 votes:
I posted this song on another link that didn't get green-lighted, my favorite song that he sang.

So long, Davy, I loved you.

Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow
2012-02-29 02:17:00 PM  
1 votes:

DanZero: Oh, and I can only imagine the TF queue on this one --


Me too, and I can't help but believe that there has to be a better headline. This one is just dumb.
2012-02-29 02:15:41 PM  
1 votes:
Boy, is Marsha ever going to be upset.
2012-02-29 02:15:25 PM  
1 votes:

buckeyebrain: So now the idiotic "RIP" meme extends to headlines.

[welcometofark.jpg]


Complaining about memes on Fark is like complaining about Fat chicks from the center aisle of a Wal-Mart
2012-02-29 02:14:13 PM  
1 votes:
The monkees were a major influence on the beetles.
2012-02-29 02:14:03 PM  
1 votes:
They were a big influence on the Beatles. Just sayin...
2012-02-29 02:13:28 PM  
1 votes:
RIP Davey Jones, your locker is ready.


Daydream Believer is one of my favorite songs ever.
2012-02-29 02:12:47 PM  
1 votes:
So now the idiotic "RIP" meme extends to headlines.

[welcometofark.jpg]
 
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