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.