this recent trigger from BLTP. Although I really can't understand why it's taken me almost two years to log some Monkee magic in the blog.
Retrospectively the amount of sniffery and snears directed towards The Monkees as they took their place in sixties pop society, seems almost hard to believe now given the quality of the catalogue, the pedigree of their legacy and the roll call of heavy-hitters happy to sit in with them - Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Neil Diamond Goffin/King. Oh, and then there's Brixton's David Jones having to rebrand himself as David Bowie to avoid any confusement and Stepping Stone later being re-punked by the Sex Pistols..not bad for a band originally pegged as pop-puppets .
Listen To The Band
A funky little number with a fake ending..
For Pete's Sake
A tune occasionally used as a show-closer
Mary Mary - The Strangers
I only realised this was written by Mike Nesmith while looking at the label last week. As much as I love The Monk's version, this slightly thumpier rework just pips the original for me
You can grab the mp3 of Paperback Believer right here