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    More: Cool, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Randy Newman, Nez's son Christian Nesmith, Nez's songs, team plans, different times  
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2020-08-12 1:23:15 PM  
He needs to do "Cruisin'."

Michael Nesmith - Cruisin'
Youtube Mi0b8tcCQSE
 
2020-08-12 1:24:00 PM  
Mike should do an album of Zappa covers

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2020-08-12 1:27:48 PM  
The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.
 
2020-08-12 1:31:02 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.


Weird Al isn't in there either. These facts grind my gears.
 
2020-08-12 1:36:09 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.


THIS times a google!
 
2020-08-12 1:38:02 PM  
Dolenz has one of the most underrated voices in classic pop. That last "proper" album, Good Times, was fantastic. Will definitely check this out.
 
2020-08-12 1:40:28 PM  
Nesmith (and Ronstadt delivered) classic.
Different Drum
Youtube w9qsDgA1q8Y
 
2020-08-12 1:46:01 PM  
Hey, its that guy who was on Difficult People!
 
2020-08-12 1:46:22 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.


They exposed the fact that most of the bands recorded during that time were using session musicians to record their albums.  The music industry will never forgive them for that.
 
2020-08-12 1:50:16 PM  
Mickey did the bulk of the singing on the '86 "20th anniversary" tour.  Davy was in rough shape even then and Mike only showed up for the LA final shows.   My sister and I caught them and it was pretty cool.
 
2020-08-12 1:54:25 PM  

Uzzah: He needs to do "Cruisin'."

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mi0b8tcC​QSE]


No.

One Ton Tomato.

Michael Nesmith - One Ton Tomato from Television Parts
Youtube -26vQtQZvVk
 
2020-08-12 2:28:35 PM  

Snapper Carr: thatguyoverthere70: The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.

They exposed the fact that most of the bands recorded during that time were using session musicians to record their albums.  The music industry will never forgive them for that.


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Having specialized musicians record for albums to make things super top-notch quality wise was always a thing then.  Virtually everyone did that.  Only reason that isn't still a thing these days is most artists these days just use electronic samples... virtually all popular acts don't use real musicians at all.

The Beatles and CSN(Y) are one of the few bands I can think of from back then that exclusively recorded their own parts.

The monkees were always given such a hard time over the fact that they didn't record their own parts, which is weird, because virtually no one did and that wasn't their choice.  The label refused to allow them to do so (for the first 2 albums).

The beach boys (and, separately, Brian Wilson with his band) STILL use session musicians, on the rare occasions they actually release new albums.
 
2020-08-12 2:38:12 PM  
yes to this- dude singing dude's songs has always been a great match in the past, so yeah, yes to this :>
and soon; we need it.
 
2020-08-12 2:43:00 PM  
FTFA: The British label 7a, which specializes in Monkee-related albums, is releasing it.

Now that's a nod to one of the best "throw it in"s in pop music history. =D

/I don't mean to get you excited, man. It's 'cuz I'm short, I know....
 
2020-08-12 3:13:17 PM  
The first ever music video:
Michael Nesmith - Rio
Youtube WnpcTsy10dE

/which I guess means Michael Nesmith killed the radio star
 
2020-08-12 3:26:55 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The first ever music video:
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/which I guess means Michael Nesmith killed the radio star


i love this song. would love to hear Micky cover it
 
2020-08-12 3:43:28 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The first ever music video:
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/which I guess means Michael Nesmith killed the radio star


Not counting dozens of other examples
 
2020-08-12 4:10:40 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The first ever music video:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WnpcTsy1​0dE]
/which I guess means Michael Nesmith killed the radio star


With White-Out from his mom.
 
2020-08-12 4:38:48 PM  
I always enjoyed the fact that Mike Nesmith would parody his own song:
Michael Nesmith - Rodanne from Elephant Parts
Youtube t6GUpmHFvME
 
2020-08-12 7:25:26 PM  
Love this so much. Although they did have great harmonies together. Will Coco be singing along?
 
2020-08-13 9:04:25 AM  

Snapper Carr: thatguyoverthere70: The Mike & Mickey Show live album was really good. So was the Christmas album.

It annoys me to no end that, even half-dead, the Monkees are well known and well liked enough to still get covered by Rolling Stone, but not enough to get into the rock and roll hall of fame.

They exposed the fact that most of the bands recorded during that time were using session musicians to record their albums.  The music industry will never forgive them for that.


People are over it.
 
2020-08-13 9:15:23 AM  

jake3988: The Beatles and CSN(Y) are one of the few bands I can think of from back then that exclusively recorded their own parts.


I think you're missing a few bands there. Like most of the 60s groups that could really play. Stones? The Band? The Who? Dead?
 
2020-08-13 11:30:21 AM  
Monkees > Beatles.  That is all.
 
2020-08-13 12:02:39 PM  
Love the Monkees! Developed a huge crush on Mike Nesmith during their revival on MTV back in the '80s and attended their concert at Pine Knob in SW Michigan.

/Those were the days....
 
2020-08-13 4:44:36 PM  
I came to the comments section on this expecting to see snark which would make me sad because I love the Monkees and Mike Nesmith in particular. I am happy to see people feel similarly.
 
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