Post Number: 1142
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:57 pm: |
Forget all the others .... this is the REAL event to look forward to.
Post Number: 762
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:35 pm: |
I'm buying a VW Microbus and following them around to every concert. I'll faithfully record every note and spend the remaing years of my life analyzing the nuances of the performances. Anybody want to buy some granola???
Post Number: 4756
|Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 7:16 pm: |
Too bad Mike Nesmith won't be with them. He's the one actually worth seeing, IMHO.
And, of course, the question everyone will want to know: Will they be touring in the Monkee-mobile? lol
Post Number: 2860
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:31 am: |
Wow! That's very tempting. AND it's a UK tour! Always loved their music.
Post Number: 338
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:04 am: |
Perhaps Steve Stills will sub for Nesmith?
Post Number: 1912
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:17 am: |
I saw them in the mid-80's in Nashville. I distinctly recall the bass playing a stinger after Peter Tork had taken his bass off at the end of a song. Lots of other stuff looked different than what was coming out of the system. I would at least have hoped that they didn't have either a full band or a tape backstage, but it sure seems that they did. Davy Jones is the only one with any talent, imho, and I can understand why Mike Nesmith won't go near them. *sigh*
Post Number: 2343
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:58 am: |
Well at least this time it should be easier without the Jimi Hendrix Experience overshadowing their tour. Jimi Hendrix and the Monkees
(Message edited by jazzyvee on February 22, 2011)
Post Number: 10086
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 5:30 pm: |
After Nesmith left the group, he formed the National Band, which was one of the early bands in the country-rock genre. My roommate at the time had one or two of the albums, and they weren't bad. Red Rhodes was the pedal steel player on those albums. Here's Propinquity from the National Band's 1971 release Nevada Fighter.
Of course, many of you will recognize this tune played by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Some Of Shelly's Blues, a great tune, written by Nesmith, off of their wonderful 1970 album, Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy.
Post Number: 7232
|Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:06 pm: |
Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts was really quite funny in sections.
Post Number: 889
|Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 5:01 am: |
Besides the NGDB & Stone Poneys covers, "Some Of Shelly's Blues" is on Michael's 1973 album Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash, which I used to have & sorely miss. "Propinquity" was also on Uncle Charley...
It's a shame his talent has largely been obscured by his time in the Prefab Four.
Post Number: 4760
|Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:52 pm: |
Thanks for the head's up. I just ordered "Elephant Parts" from Monkee Mike's website.
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:36 pm: |
Don't forget "Dr Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce", the followup to "Elephant Parts" and, in my opinion, superior. The Nez made some amazing contributions to music and music video. Also the first, to my admitted limited knowledge, to include a homebrew beer recipe in record's liner notes ("Tantamount To Treason")