Archive for the 'The Monkees' Category

Friday, April 7th, 2017

While it’s a very short album, The Monkees’ Head arguably features their strongest overall collection of songs (with Headquarters a close second). There isn’t a bad song on the record, and it’s interspersed with trippy dialogue edited in Burroughs-esque cut-up fashion from the 1968 film of the same name, all adding as the Monkees’ most […]

Monday, June 13th, 2016

After 30 years of Monkees reunions, the group has delivered a new album that captures the rollicking nature and aesthetic of their classic ’60s recordings. As a lifelong fan, I’ve spent a whole lot of time defending my fandom of this group; it’s an oft told tale of their manufactured origins, but unlike most other […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Head isn’t the best Monkees album; in fact it contains just six pieces of music, only one of which is a copper-bottomed classic. But it does best symbolize the wonderful set of contradictions that made up the Monkees and their brief top-flight career. The Monkees were first really brought to my attention when my kid […]