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Good Times!

We are here, and we’re going to have a good time, like we’ve been before… supposedly. The Monkees’ new album, Good Times, comes out next week, but if you’re in Canada, or know how to use a VPN, it’s available … Continue reading

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The Monkees: She Makes Me Laugh

So we have the first Monkees single in twenty-nine years, written by Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and produced by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. I just wrote this on Tumblr and it’s long enough that I thought it would … Continue reading

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What We Currently Know About The New Monkees Album

Four days ago, my friends at Naked Persimmon posted a long list of everything we know about the Monkees’ plans for this year — their tour, album, and Blu-Rays. However, even since then, we’ve had new information about the album, … Continue reading

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What We Know About The New Monkees Album

2016 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Monkees’ first single, and of their TV show, and so a whole set of events have been planned by Rhino Records, the owners of the Monkees’ trademarks and catalogue. Some of these (notably … Continue reading

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The Monkees at Hammersmith

So along with being ill and trying (and largely failing) to finish up California Dreaming (though that will be done Real Soon Now — it really is just a matter of pulling stuff together, and it’s a matter of days, … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: You And I

Davy Jones invented grunge. Even before Peter Tork left the Monkees in late 1968, the writing was on the wall for the band. The hits were drying up, the TV show was gone, and most of the band members were … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Daddy’s Song

The Monkees were at a crossroads in their career. The second series of their TV show had been just as popular as the first, but as with the records, they’d wanted more control, and so by the last episode Micky … Continue reading

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