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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:16 PM

BREAKING: Study shows Monkees now spend less time singing, more time putting anybody down

CNN LOS ANGELES - A recent study shows that the pre-fab four combo "The Monkees," who built a career on their theme song's assertion that they were "too busy singing to put anybody down" have, in fact, spent much of the last decade putting people down.

Singer Davey Jones was overheard recently in a Los Angeles Starbuck's when the customer in front of him got the last cranberry orange nut muffin. "Go fuck yerself, mate," were the words allegedly spoken by Jones, although he later vehemently denied the claim.

Drummer and singer Mickey Dolenz was disappointed with a recent meal at The Olive Garden and told the waitress to send it back to the kitchen so the chef could "shove it up his ass." Dolenz could not be reached for comment.

Similar stories have surfaced regarding Michael Nesmith, while Peter Tork...who spends some of his time singing, even though he cannot be classified as "too busy," is the only Monkee who seems to have refrained from putting anybody down.

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Reply BREAKING: Study shows Monkees now spend less time singing, more time putting anybody down (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 OP
geardaddy Dec 2011 #1
raccoon Dec 2011 #2
dipsydoodle Dec 2011 #3
MiddleFingerMom Dec 2011 #4
OriginalGeek Dec 2011 #5
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 #7
OriginalGeek Dec 2011 #14
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 #15
OriginalGeek Dec 2011 #22
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2011 #11
OriginalGeek Dec 2011 #13
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2011 #19
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 #16
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2011 #18
Bucky Dec 2011 #6
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 #8
EastTennesseeDem Dec 2011 #9
Amerigo Vespucci Dec 2011 #10
Z_I_Peevey Dec 2011 #12
center rising Dec 2011 #17
flying rabbit Dec 2011 #20
Quartermass Dec 2011 #21
theundergrounddemocr Apr 2014 #23

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:18 PM

1. ....

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:21 PM

2. I second that. nt

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:27 PM

3. I'm completely underwhelmed by this

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:29 PM

4. I wonder if this is satire or a hoax on the media.

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The Subject line is HILARIOUS!!!!
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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:39 PM

5. Man I loved their car.

I've seen 3/4ths of them live on stage. It was a good show.

I liked them better than the Partridge Family. (except for Susan Dey. I woulda given up my Speed Racer lunch box for a hug from Susan Dey)

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:52 PM

7. I saw 3/4 of them live too...

...the 1986 "That Was Then, This Is Now" tour. Spent the whole show wishing that Nesmith would magically appear on stage with them. By the time they got to Los Angeles, he did.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:26 PM

14. I bet that's the same tour I saw

I saw it in St. Petersburg, Fl...The Grass Roots and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were also on the bill.

I married my wife in july of 86 but I had been dating her for 2 years before that. She had 2 sons from her previous marriage and they were always complaining that I went to concerts without them. (The were 5 and 9 when I started dating her). Concerts were my hobby and I did go to a lot of them but they were almost exclusively death and thrash metal shows back then and I probably would have taken the oldest with me but their mother said no. SO I made a deal with them - they were big fans of The Monkees as it was in reruns on MTV at the time and I told them (thinking Hah! Never gonna happen) that if the Monkees ever came around I would take them to the show.

Well I'll be damned if they didn't announce a reunion tour 3 DAYS after we made that deal and one of the dates was in St Pete on a saturday. A deal is a deal so we went and we had a great time.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:57 PM

15. That's the one...

...here, it was held at Marine World (when it was still on the Redwood City / Belmont border, before relocating to Vallejo).

And you forgot one band...Herman's Hermits! Unfortunately, there was no Peter Noone, just "Lek" Leckenby (original guitarist), the same house band that supported all of the other acts, and somebody singing (no idea who).

"Grass Roots" were also just frontman Rob Grill. He really phoned in his performance, looking disinterested, letting the audience sing half the songs.

One of the big highlights of the show (which I'm sure you'll remember) was Peter Tork nailing Glen Campbell's original guitar solo on "Valleri" note-for-note.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:44 PM

22. * - that was the sound of me smacking my head.

When I was writing that post yesterday I told my wife I thought I was forgetting someone but her memory is as bad as mine and she couldn't think who....

I really don't remember a solo of any importance - I do remember Peter saying that he was playing somebody else's guitar (because everyone knows the Monkees don't play their own instruments!).

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:01 PM

11. I saw all four of them "back in the day."

My very first concert back in 1967. Unfortunately, they played Portland AFTER Jimi Hendrix quit as their opening act.



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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:12 PM

13. lol... what a rip!

but all four of them is still pretty cool even without Jimi for an opening act...

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:23 PM

19. I was much more into the Monkees-type music back then.

At 12 I didn't know what I was missing. Now, though, I wish I had had that Jimi Hendrix experience!

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:59 PM

16. Oh hell, do I feel your pain...

...I can't even imagine what those Hendrix shows were like.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:20 PM

18. Boggles the mind, doesn't it? nt

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:51 PM

6. I thought Michael Nesmith was killed by Mark David Chapman in 1980.

too soon?

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Response to Bucky (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:52 PM

8. I'd give it another few decades if I were you...

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:55 PM

9. If there's one damn problem with DU3

it's the video preview.

That was hilarious though.

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Response to EastTennesseeDem (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:57 PM

10. I tried doing a RickRoll link...

...and that's still got some bugs to be worked out.

Then I thought "having the actual clip showing looks so inept that maybe it's the best RickRoll of ALL TIME," so I left it...deliberately.



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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:17 PM

12. I thought this was going to be about Newt's butt on a pole

or something like that.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:03 PM

17. I wonder how long they're trying to be friendly??

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:26 PM

20. Must... not... click... on... video... link...nt...

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:27 PM

21. Must be a slow news day. No conservatives involved in a sex or child molestation scandal. YAY!

 

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 02:08 PM

23. the monkees first manufactured pop group like the x factor usa process

the monkees first manufactured pop group like the x factor usa process, back then though, it was taboo to make a fake pop group, so they made it look like the monkees where organic and friends.

but years later the monkees admitted they had been put together and made by producers to rival the beatles from the uk, so the usa record producers came up with the idea of manufacturing a usa version of the beatles, and that is what they did by creating the monkees, some of them could not even play there instruments to start with.

nowadays though with shows like the x factor usa you get to see how these things are done out in the open, it is all about the manufacturing of products with things like pop stars for the most part it would seem.

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