The Monkees are my favourite band

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by fuzzbender, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    One of my favorite TV moments as a kid:

    KIMBA: "Kretch!!"
    PETER: "He says that he's the original Kimba of the jungle,
    and that when the movie company ran out of money here
    on location, they left him here behind to rot!"
    DAVY: "What happened to the chick that played his wife?"
    PETER: "She ran off with a casting director that promised her a big career!"
    MICKY: "What about the little kid who played the Kid?"
    PETER: "He's alive and well, in Argentina!"
    MIKE: "You mean, you got all that from--all he said was 'Kretch'!!"
    PETER: "Well, it's not the word, it's the way he said it!"
     
  2. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

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    That is one great fuzz pedal on 'Auntie Grizelda'... wow. :D
     
  3. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    A lot has been said about the songs being written and played by others (the wrecking crew...?) but I presume they DID sing the songs...?

    For example Last Train to Clarksville etc are (to me) still vocally great.
     
  4. jbmando

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    Peter said that Davy was the best musician among them.


     
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    By the context of the quote, I think he meant Davy had the best natural ear-might have been true, I don't know. Pete sure couldn't sing.
     
  6. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    Still, they never answered the fan club letter I sent them in 1967. I'm not saying Frank Zappa, Joey Ramone or Bob Marley would have but still....

    ;)
     
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    Mickeys dolenz has one of the best voices in pop and is a fine drummer. Davey jones had a very good voice too. But you're right in that they didn't claim talent they didn't have.
     
  8. Lonn

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    I met Mickey Dolenz at Studio 54 in London while on a high school field trip. Saw a play there that his daughter was in, he sat right next to me. Nice guy.
     
  9. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

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    it depends what the answer is
     
  10. fuzzbender

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    brilliantly put.
     
  11. R. Stratenstein

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    I have to admit I do like Daydream Believer and a couple of their other hits. Best of all, one of their Moms (forget which one) is credited with inventing White-Out, the correction fluid. I hope nobody's already pointed that out, but I just didn't think I could handle reading 6 pages of Monkees posts.
     
  12. voided3

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    Still my favorite Monkees song:

     
  13. Brad Pittiful

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    nesmiths mom invented it

    6 pages...mine is three...go to you user cp and change your settings to the most posts per page...its 40 a page...makes it much better instead of going to the next page every 10 posts
     
  14. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Why is it better? I don't mind clicking on the little numbers in the corner. . . .
    And it was more dramatic to say 6 pages than 3 in my previous post. Well, maybe slightly.
     
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    I stood next to Mickey Dolenz, at President Nixon's Inaugural Ball, back in 1973. He got on stage with, I think, Ricky Nelsons band for a number or two. Was a while back.
     
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    Any band that is good enough to have Hendrix do warm up, is a-okay with me.
     
  17. fuzzbender

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    ha, love ya
     
  18. Brad Pittiful

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    better is subjective...my apologies for making my experience the status quo...if youre ok with the default settings then thats cool
     
  19. Bartholomew3

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    Here's the #1 on-call session player in LA from those days also known as the 5th Monkee.

    Louis Shelton was another. Louis did those amazing guitars on Last Train to Clarksville.

    All the hits were done by session players, the group was put together from ads in trade magazines.


     
  20. SamClemons

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    As noted above, they did sing. Many famous music people were basically just singers. In a lot of bands, everybody is replaceable, but the singers.
     
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