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Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 1142
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:57 pm:   Edit Post

Forget all the others .... this is the REAL event to look forward to.

Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 762
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

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???
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4756
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 7:16 pm:   Edit Post

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

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 2860
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:31 am:   Edit Post

Wow! That's very tempting. AND it's a UK tour! Always loved their music.

Advanced Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 338
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

Perhaps Steve Stills will sub for Nesmith?
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1912
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:17 am:   Edit Post

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*
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2343
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

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)
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10086
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 5:30 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Username: mica

Post Number: 7232
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post

Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts was really quite funny in sections.
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 889
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 5:01 am:   Edit Post

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.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4760
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:52 pm:   Edit Post


Thanks for the head's up. I just ordered "Elephant Parts" from Monkee Mike's website.

Bill, tgo
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 67
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

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")

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