Monday, April 26, 2010

the (experimental) monkees

In recent days I've started to develop a new craze that involves both television and music combined. I downloaded the two seasons of a fun-loving TV show starring four young men, made up as the american version of the Beatles. Just like the Fab Four, each had a distinctive attitude, charisma and sense of humor. Together, they were a riot, loved by the teens, hated by the establishment who labled them as "long haired weirdos". Today the format and style might be a little bit dated, but "The Monkees" is the kind of show that could never be forgotten for what it was: no-sense/made-sense.

What's more interesting is that through the pass of the years, they evolved from a prefrabicated pop band, made for record selling purposes, to a full on quartet full on ideas to make their very own type of music: poppy, surrealistic and revolutionary. Sure, they'll never make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (honorary member, Rolling Stone magazine editor Jann Wenner banned them from entering), but their music is endless, weirded out, but endless!

MP3: The Monkees - Pleasent Valley Sunday
MP3: The Monkees - Randy Scouse Git
MP3: The Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)
MP3: The Monkees - Goin' Down
MP3: The Monkees - Daily Nightly

MP3: The Monkees vs. The Beatles - Paperback Believer
MP3: The Monkees - Tapioca Tundra (2009 Remix)

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