Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A Monkee a Day...
...helps everyone love a glorious, but horribly under-appreciated band!
NO ONE GIVES THE MONKEES THE JUST AND DUE CREDIT THAT IS OWED THEM!
The reality is, they were great and perfect and everything right (note: my reality rejects "I Wanna Be Free," "Cuddly Toy," and "Auntie Grizelda" -- the latter, mainly because Peter's unused talent brings pain to my soul).
To this end, I will be posting a different, brilliant Monkees song every day! Now, there will be a few minutes of joy in each of our humdrum, lonely lives.
First up, "Listen to the Band."
"Listen to the Band" is one of The Monkees more famous songs, but not as recognizable as "I'm a Believer" or "Last Train Clarksville."
It's my favorite song from Papa Nez, mostly because it is insanely infectious. Listen here and try not to loudly shout LISTEN TO THE BAND!
My favorite part of this song comes at the false ending. My brain wants to shout LISTEN TO THE BAND! and is sorely disappointed when the song ends. But then, the music comes slowly back and -- LISTEN TO THE BAND!
If you're in the mood for questioning your sanity (aren't we all?), watch this performance from 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee:
Davy looks so happy to have an important job dancing with his tambourine and all his new friends! :')
Join me tomorrow for more Monkee Awesomeness (and I use this word in the correct meaning).