Monday

The Monkees

Head - 1968

Quietly screaming "Hey Hey, We're Into Pot Too!", The Monkees' Head fell flat on its face when this giddy slice of stoned fun went completely over the top of the band's teenage audience. What a shame their marketing team didn't have the sense to see this coming a mile away. As a soundtrack to the equally confusing movie of the same name, Head is comprised of pointless snippets of hippy-drippy dialogue and some psychedelic gems that are well worth wading through the muck for. Highlights include the magnificent "Porpoise Song", the country-tinged "As We Go Along" and a take on Harry Nilsson's "Daddy's Song". Oddly short on actual songs, Head has, over time, helped to turn the notion of The Monkees as talentless clowns on its ... head. Enjoy.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Wading through the muck for"?

There are some of us out here who like the muck!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THIS POST. I HAVE BEEN AFTER THIS FOR A LONG WHILE BUT IT IS HARD TO COME BY.I FIRST HEARD THIS IN MY EARLY YEARS AND WAS IMPRESSED BY THE DEVELOPEMENT IN THE GROUP


RHOD

Anonymous said...

If most pop groups can burnout as clever as this...

Jerod Freitag said...

of all the wonderful things you've posted, I'm slightly embarassed to come out to comment on this one first... so THANK YOU ever so much for all you've helped me get my greedy li'l hands on (metaphorically anyway)...

just wanted to let anyone who doesn't know this tidbit: Jack Nicholson... yes, the... directed HEAD. So it's beyond debate whether it's awesome. It's Jack Nicholson. The Monkees were great, ol' acid Jack made them real great.