Friday, October 13, 2017

Episode #11! HERE NO EVIL Tribute CD! Rare Covers! Natty Moss Bond Interview! Mike in the 90s!

This is the big one!

We spring right out of the gate with a fabulous review of the first Monkees tribute album, 1992's HERE NO EVIL! You'll hear us discuss the hits and misses of this dynamic disc, and hear some rare cuts from the album itself!

Then, we swing into our exclusive interview with singer/artist Natty Moss Bond, who was part of the band who contributed a blazing cover of "You Told Me" for the CD! Natty talks about her life-long love of the Monkees, how she came to be involved with the tribute CD, why she picked "YTM," and so much more!

Next, we look at Mike Nesmith's solo 90s concerts and CDs! Listen in as we discuss his 1992 tour, and hear a rare live performance of "Tomorrow and Me!"

Alan also voices his thoughts on the latest self-important snub from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (get your asbestos ear-muffs ready), and so much more!

Laughs (Kills Lonesome)! Love! Music! Monkees! Even a splash of McCartney! :0

So what are you waiting for? Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above images: Taken from the HERE NO EVIL liner book, here's the
track/artist line-up, along with some notes from Bobby Hart himself!

Above: From a 1992 MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE, here is an early run-down on the tribute CD!

Above images: Mike Nesmith during his acclaimed 1992 concert tour!

Above: You'll hear Al talk about seeing Mike live in Atlanta, during his nifty '92
tour! Al snapped the above pic (left), sent it to Mike at Pacific Arts, and got
it returned, signed! 

Above: Mike in his 1994 "turquoise belt buckle" period! You'll hear
us discuss this (thankfully) short-lived phase! 

Above images: From 1994 issues of MBF, here are some fan accounts of
Mike's "Armando the Newt" concert performances, where he played very
little, but sang and danced (!) quite a bit! You'll hear Alan and Al
mention these shows...

Above: Alan and Al often reference back issues of
MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE, and here are your
two hospitable hosts holding said fanzines! Al has
every issue (and then some) from 1986 onward!

Above: Performer Natty Moss Bond, part of Multi-Colored House,
who covered "You Told Me" with spectacular results!

Check out the artistic works of our guest, Natty Moss Bond, at this spectacular site!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Episode #10! Super-Fan Fred Velez Interview! Special Episode!

Yes! They said it would never happen! They said we'd never last! They said you couldn't buy peanut butter in large, industrial 68-pound drums! But we're here to say "YES WE CAN!" 

Thats right! We've reached double digits!

And, how better to celebrate our big ten-oh, than with this special episode, one that features an exclusive full-length interview with long-time Monkees fan, Fred Velez?

Fred lets loose, telling us all about his early days as a fan (Fred is a fabulous 1st generation fanatic), his days helping organize and forming the earliest Monkees conventions (complete with behind-the-scenes tales), meeting Mike, Peter, Davy and Micky (singularly, and as our favorite group), and so much more!

Fred is not just a jovial gentleman and sensational storyteller, he is also an awesome author! His book, A LITTLE BIT ME, A LITTLE BIT YOU, THE MONKEES FROM A FAN'S PERSPECTIVE, is a fabulous must-have read for any Monkees fan, of any age! In our incredible interview, you'll hear all the tales behind so many stories in his book!

So what are you waiting for? Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above: Fred poses with his wonderful book! See below to
snag your own copy today! 

Above: Fred poses with some guys. Listen to our awe-inspiring interview to learn who they are!

Above: Fred kibitzes with a playful Peter Tork, outside the
UNCLE FLOYD studios, in 1980!

Above image: Clockwise from bottom left: Maggie McManus (publisher of the long-running MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE), Charles Rosenay, Peter Tork (who?!), and Fred Velez, at the 1982 Monkees convention!

Above: Fred and Annabelle Jones. Fred tells a touching tale of time
spent with Annabelle at the 2012 Davy Jones NYC Memorial event.

Above: Fred's bountiful book, which you can order right here!

Above: Visit Fred's blog and read his
riotous reviews on the fabulous site! Click here! 

Above: Help Fred bring a very special Monkees-related
Christmas CD into reality! Click here for more info!

Click here to listen to one holiday hit! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Episode #9! Our Top Five! Songs! Shows! Guest-Stars! The Real Don Steele Story with Nez Comments!

Back again for the big #9 ("Number nine....Number nine...") episode!

Hysterical hosts Al and Alan reveal their own personal "top five" Monkee moments! Fave singles! Fave albums (solo and group)! Fave MONKEES episodes! Fave TV moments! Fave guest-stars! How do their picks stack up against yours?

And, at last: Alan gives you the full story behind his many impersonations of famed 60s/70s boss jock DJ, the Real Don Steele! Who was this famous radio personality, and what was his impact on the Monkees? You'll hear about that, direct from Mike Nesmith himself! A fun little info-snippet!

But-that ain't all! Hear Al's red-hot re-mix of VALLERI (the TV version)..! You'll never forget it!

Plus: Laughs! Fun! Music! Sound effects! Recipes!

OK. No recipes.

Strap on some headphones (or earbuds for you young 'uns) and groove, baby!

Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your
iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above: The man himself! The Real Don Steele,
famous radio boss jock! Hear his tale, what a
"boss jock" really was, and how he impacted
the history of the Monkees!

Above: Don Steele gets chummy with the Monkees, during a 1966 promotion!

Above: Hear Al's controversial thoughts and theories
on the above earth-shattering equation!

Which episodes (and scenes) were picked as our favorites (and why)?
Listen and find out!

This episode contains a red-hot re-mix of
everyone's favorite Monkees single, VALLERI! 

Above: Your humble hosts! Suitable for framing!
Or for scaring away crows from you garden!

Hear about how we each discovered the
Monkees, what they meant to us, and
how (and why) we still (duh!) dig the 
pre-fab four!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Episode #8! New Mike Interview! Butch "Eddie Patrick" Speaks of His 1967 MONKEES Role! Much More!

The great #8 is here!

And you will hear a great new radio piece about this very podcast, as our own awesome Alan Williams is interviewed about his love of all things Monkees, the podcast and its production, and much more! Then, the tables get titled and turned, as Alan gets to ask Papa Nez himself some interesting questions, as part of Mike's chats about his new book, "Infinite Tuesday!"

Also: Hear (at last!) our exclusive interview with actor Butch "Eddie Munster" Patrick, who portrayed snooty "Melvin," on the famed 1967 MONKEES "Christmas Episode!" Butch talks about his interest in the band, how each Monkee affected him personally, and his many memories of filming that episode!

Plus: Hear a rare re-mix of "Love is Only Sleeping!" Super-psychedelic!

And: Hear some of Micky's very first recorded singing, in a 1958 CIRCUS BOY audio clip!

What are you waiting for?!

Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your

iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above: You'll hear Mike open up about his new book,
and some other very surprising and off-beat topics!

Above three images: Alan and Al interview Butch Patrick about his many Monkees
memories, at the 2017 Mad Monster Party, in Charlotte, North Carolina! 

Want to see us interview Butch? Just look below!

Above: It's Al Bigley (left), Butch Patrick, and Alan Williams (right)! 
Dig that autographed pic Butch is holding, by casting your gaze below!

Above: Arroe Collins! The interviewer/radio personality who facilitated
the mighty Mike Nesmith interview you'll hear on this episode!
Check out so many more interesting audio adventures with Arroe
right here!

Above: Who is that between (most of) the Monkees? Why, it's the "real" Don Steele, the
very vocal DJ you hear Alan imitating on most of our epic episodes!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Episode #7! Just How Good Was JUSTUS? Coco Dolenz Interview-Part Three! The RRHOF! More!

"What number is this, Chip?"

Here we go again, with another big awesome episode!

This time, hear Alan and Al go toe-to-toe over POOL IT! vs. JUSTUS! Try to guess which one we love more! Seriously, we pick (and pan) the best songs, the mis-fires, how Rhino coulda better sold the album, the origins of JUSTUS, and so much more!

And-At last! The 3rd (and final) part of our Coco Dolenz interview! Coco recalls which Monkees songs (then and now) she participated in, Micky, current projects and shows, and more!

More on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their continual snubbing of the Monkees...

Also-Hear an amazing exclusive re-mix of the Monkees' 1970 single, OH MY MY!

Plus: Attempts at Humor! Sound effects! Music! Jokes! Editorializing! 

This is the big one!

Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above: Say, that poncho sure seems familiar! 

Above: You'll hear Coco refer to this very pic!
Micky and sis, recording in '69!

Above: The Monkees prepare for their triumphant 1996 "Billboard Live" concert!

Above three images: The mid-90s JUSTUS years! The band was fully
restored (for a while, anyway), and ready to rock!

Above: Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament proudly wore this shirt (during 
PJ's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 
induction ceremony) as a protest against certain acts not 
(yet) being inducted into the RRHOF! Look closely!

Don't miss the fabulous re-mix of the band's 1970 shoulda-hit, OH MY MY!

ALERT! We have an all-new INTERACTIVE FaceBook page! You can voice your undying praise (and passionate pans)! Tell us what you'd like to hear! Comment! Share! Just go here to get in on the fantastic fun!

In this powerful podcast, you'll hear Coco Dolenz mention her wonderful websites! Keep up with her right here, and check out her (very) creative side here! 

In this indelible episode, you'll also catch Alan and Al discuss the Monkees 1996 Charlotte, North Carolina visit, to promote JUSTUS! See the super-rare footage (with news coverage) here!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Episode #6! How Bad Was POOL IT? TAPIOCA TUNDRA Re-Mixed! Coco Dolenz Speaks Again!

Despite an avalanche of requests, we're back again with yet another episode of our far-flung podcast!

This time, Alan and Al (wait for it) dive into the 1987 Monkees reunion LP, POOL IT! Just how bad was it? Did it come too late in the Monkees revival period? What were the best songs? The worst? And, most importantly, who is "Rico?"

Plus: The high-charting 1968 Monkees single TAPIOCA TUNDRA is re-mixed, into a wild and disturbing new version, one you've not heard before!

And, part two of our exclusive interview with the talented Coco Dolenz, as she discusses her famous family, Micky's CIRCUS BOY fame vs. his MONKEES fame, growing up in showbiz, her solo work, and more!

Plus: Humor! Sound effects! Star Trek! Music! Jokes! Editorializing! 

Another big one!

Click below to listen now, or download right here, or on your iPhone, or directly from SoundCloud or iTunes!

Above: A Rhino Records promotional poster, hyping the controversial
POOL IT! comeback album, from 1987!

Above: Which T'Pau do you prefer?

Above: The 1987 charting positions for both POOL IT! and
the HEART AND SOUL single!

Above two images: The inside story of MTV's 1987 grudge against the reformed Monkees,
as discussed in this episode! From the pages of a 1987 MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE!

Above: The reunited Monkees at a signing event, flanked by images from
the POOL IT! record covers...

Above: The sleeve for the 1968 VALLERI/TAPIOCA TUNDRA single!
VALLERI came in a #3 on the charts, with TT hitting the 34th spot!

Above: Listen closely to this episode, to hear the rare
Thom McAn "Monkee Boots" radio ad! Don't blink!

Above: No, that's not Jim Carrey! It's comedian
Ish Kabibble! Alan mentions this famed 40s star
during the Coco Dolenz interview! And the story
behind that story can be heard here!