Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees!!!!!!
"The press went into a full-scale war against us, talking about how 'The Monkees are four guys who have no credits, no credibility whatsoever and have been trying to trick us into believing they are a rock band.' Number 1, not only was this not the case; the reverse was true. Number 2, for the press to report with genuine alarm that the Monkees were not a real rock band was looney tunes! It was one of the great goofball moments of the media, but it stuck." Mike Nesmith.
The recent death of Davy Jones got me thinking that it would be nice to do a Monkees based post - I've never done one before. And whilst the band may have started out manufactured they certainly developed into a very good band indeed and one that was out of the control of the studio that spawned them.
But back to that song Randy Scouse Git - it is a work of true Sixties genius and captures a moment of time as good as any other song of the period. It paints a picture of the Beatles working on what would become one of the most important albums in musical history - Sgt. Peppers.
The four kings of EMI are sitting stately on the floor/there are birds out on the sidewalk and a valet at the door/he reminds me of a penguin, with few and plastered hair/there's talcum powder on the letter, and the birthday boy is there. Randy Scouse Git
Now they've darkened all the windows and the seats in naughahyde/I've been waiting for an hour, I can't find a place to hide/the being known as wonder girl is speaking I believe/it's not easy trying to tell her that I shortly have to leave/ Randy Scouse Git
The Monkees then a real band, more fab than prefab? - They most certainly were!