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Obviously not quite the same without Davy Jones, but not as bad as I feared.

I know it's probably not a cool thing to say but I've always been a fan of The Monkees. Always thought they were very underrated.

A good band, whether playing their own later material or the early pre-fab stuff, which is also excellent. Irk the purists and enjoy the music for what it is.

 

I have a few of Michael Nesmith's solo LPs too, which are very good.

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A good band, whether playing their own later material or the early pre-fab stuff, which is also excellent. Irk the purists and enjoy the music for what it is.

I have a few of Michael Nesmith's solo LPs too, which are very good.

Oh I do; I now listen to all sorts of stuff that was considered a bit naff when I was young enough to care about such things.

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Oh I do; I now listen to all sorts of stuff that was considered a bit naff when I was young enough to care about such things.

Mark Kermode's Celluloid Jukebox series on Radio 2 championed 'The Porpoise Song' from the Monkees' psychedelic movie, Head, just the other day. And there are some other excellent songs on that soundtrack too.

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I know it's probably not a cool thing to say but I've always been a fan of The Monkees. Always thought they were very underrated.

No shame in that, it's some of the finest pop music ever committed to disc.

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No shame in that, it's some of the finest pop music ever committed to disc.

There's always been a lot of lofty sneering from the so-called 'serious' end of the music spectrum towards pop music.

 

The truth is, it's just as hard (if not harder) to craft a really good, hooky pop song as it is to make a worthy punk polemic that "keeps it real", or a dreadfully serious rock epic that "addresses important issues".

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There's always been a lot of lofty sneering from the so-called 'serious' end of the music spectrum towards pop music.

The truth is, it's just as hard (if not harder) to craft a really good, hooky pop song as it is to make a worthy punk polemic that "keeps it real", or a dreadfully serious rock epic that "addresses important issues".

I've just picked up Voice Of The Beehives first two albums... I can hear the sniggers ! But they released some catchy pop songs my favourite Monsters and Angels is a cracker.

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I've just picked up Voice Of The Beehives first two albums... I can hear the sniggers ! But they released some catchy pop songs my favourite Monsters and Angels is a cracker.

There's a name I haven't heard in years.

 

I just checked out 'Monsters and Angels' on YouTube and it came back to me straight away. I don't remember seeing the Edward Hopper-esque video before, though.

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A good band, whether playing their own later material or the early pre-fab stuff, which is also excellent. Irk the purists and enjoy the music for what it is.

 

I have a few of Michael Nesmith's solo LPs too, which are very good..

Our local has got a bit of a beer and music fest on this weekend. I hadn't heard any Monkees tunes in ages but in one of life's little coincidences they played "Steppin' Stone" in between two of the live acts . What a great tune that is

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In the middle of my usual sunday morning van morrison/dylan/byrds fest...

I played 'light flight' by pentangle...

A disc identified so much by my sisters cohort.... but such a memory jogger to me..

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I had Basket of Light back when it was current and I got the mp3 download a couple of years back.

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Your post prompted me into the loft where killer spiders and wasps nests the size of rawmarsh exist....

I was certain I had my sisters copy of that on vinyl but can't find it.

I'm going to download it if poss....

My sister would have been 19.... I was 8 when it was released.

Reminds me so much of her coming home from Ripon college

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Basket of Light at my favourite Russian music shop

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New bit of vinyl arrived in the post from Germany, former Green On Red keyboard players Chris Cacavas's album Loves Been Discontinued.

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The recently deceased Billy Paul.

 

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Warrington fans, start your songwriting careers early... ;)

 

 

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For me, Al diMeola's output has been very hit-and-miss over the last 40 years. I think this album is one where he got it right.

 

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The alarm

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Another track from the Monkees' new album, this time written by Andy Partridge out of off of XTC. And, as a fan-service, it has been matched to a bit of vintage Legs & Co. footage, with the lovely Sue Menhenick front'n'centre in the skimpiest bikini of all. B)

 

 

 

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From the rather excellent new album by Gregory Porter.

 

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Rattus Norvegicus

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