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kylenz

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The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« on: May 28, 2016, 04:42:10 AM »

Well, who would've believed it eh? It's 2016, Davy Jones has long left the building, and the surviving Monkees have reunited and put together a combination of new recordings combined with some spruced-up old ones, gathered some top songs from some great songwriters such as Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller and Neil Diamond, to Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.. to Andy Partridge of XTC!

The album seamlessly retains its 60s flavour throughout, from the snarling guitar of 'Gotta Give It Time' (played by our Macca 'Ram' man - the late Hugh McCracken) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTyfnItlwnY

to Michael Nesmith singing a super-psychedelic track by Noel Gallagher - 'Birth of an Accidental Hipster' (GREAT title by the way!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QjrWfWuVSg

..and here's another superb tune sung by Michael Nesmith with Mickey Dolenz on harmonies - 'Me and Magdalena' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVAmIJJIncE

..and I absolutely LOVE the backwards psychedelic guitar solo on this song 'You Bring The Summer' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6kGdDXlcgU

-this is the song contributed by Rivers Cuomo of Weezer - 'She Makes Me Laugh' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FfuQ3lh1MU

-the opening track 'Good Times' is a duet between Mickey Dolenz and the late great Harry Nilsson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5Z1H6NZYew

-and Davy Jones is not forgotten with this unearthed gem from 1967 - 'Love To Love' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUNAbz9bRQ

-and Peter Tork contributes the impressive 'Little Girl' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLt0nXndURM - originally begun in 1968 but finished off in 2016! So fresh - you feel like you're hearing something from that time in such a surreal way - wonderful stuff.

You can hear the entire album here on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFXwbDAkk-Ef4nWOpw9vqYQ/videos - y'know, I think this could be their best album! As odd as that may seem to say!  :o

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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 09:01:43 AM »

Well this is cool. BUT...I can't listen to any of them. Even changing countries with my VPN doesn't work. Weird huh? Hang on..I should try NZ! Brb.  :)
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 10:00:28 AM »

I listened to it. I have to disclose that I have never been a big Monkees fan....

but this was GREAT!
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 10:34:37 AM »

Wow.  I never would have guessed this.  I have about 5 of their records and play them pretty often.  Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. is a great album.  They play drums, organs, guitars, vocals, bass and other instruments on many of the songs.  Not all. 

If it wasn't for their image I think that their music would be viewed so much differently.  I also think that a few of their sugary hits changed the way they are viewed too of course.

I still love their version of Harry's Cuddly Toy.

They have some straight-up 60's folky psychedelic music that is really great. 

How they pulled off such a great album in 2016 is unreal. 

I appreciate mervaps comment about not ever being a big Monkees fan but still thinking this new stuff is great.
2?  Maybe its available as short samples on amazon.   
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 10:51:49 AM »

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I have to disclose that I have never been a big Monkees fan....

Merv missed the last train to Clarksville and had to walk.  :o ;) ;D
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 10:53:25 AM »

And he's having a Pleasant Valley Saturday.
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2016, 11:12:45 AM »

Now I'm tired...I had to VPN all the way to NZ to listen.  ;D

Gosh...this stuff is great eh?


Damn...I hope there is a Beatle album gathering dust nobody knows about.  8)

On another note...was looking through the Monkees discography. Holy moly, Glen Campbell was on tonne on Monkee's songs.
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 11:16:43 AM »

Is anybody else thinking how Paul should have given a song to them?
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2016, 11:21:40 AM »

“Me & Magdalena" is freaking beautiful. Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKxuH9vhuu0
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 01:50:09 PM »

Much of the music on Monkees' albums was The Wrecking Crew, right?
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 04:02:21 PM »

Thanks Merv. As usual, you done learned me sumptins.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9-FfwwXRDg

There's a whole bunch of different segments of this documentary. Great stuff.  :)
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2016, 04:18:50 PM »

Much of the music on Monkees' albums was The Wrecking Crew, right?

Their first two albums.
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Re: The new 2016 Monkees album is their BEST EVER!!
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2016, 03:16:45 AM »

Much of the music on Monkees' albums was The Wrecking Crew, right?

Their first two albums.

Yes. 'Headquarters' (their third album) was the first album where they all got to play on it as proper musicians. Davy Jones was the specialist tambourine player on that album! I feel the true creative powers in the band were the other three Monkees - no disrespect to Davy as his role in the band was central to the overall operation; but Mickey, Peter & Michael have shown that they can pump out the music just fine without him.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2016, 09:09:16 AM »

Davey was kind of the token Brit wasnt he?  He also had a different philosophy about music and the band than the others did.  He was a show biz guy and was interested in doing whatever the higher-ups wanted for the most part.  The other three were more interested in making music that mattered and contributing a message with their music than Jones.
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