The Monkees, More of The Monkees (1967)
One of the best things my folks ever did for me was suggest that The Monkees were silly. You see, the reruns of the TV show were on at around 6pm weeknights for a while when I was growing up – and I thought it was magical. I was sure there was more to The Monkees than just silliness (like that is actually a bad thing anyway). They weren’t just a manufactured band – I could see and hear more than just that (I was sure of it). Then Mike Nesmith’s brilliant and chaotic (and so often brilliantly chaotic) TV show appeared on (Television Parts) and then I heard some of his solo albums. And then it was back to the albums by The Monkees, many of them reissued as deluxe-package CDs. Brilliant stuff. This is the only LP I own by The Monkees. And I love it.
Sample Track: (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
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