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!



Saturday, January 21, 2017

EPISODE #5! Coco Dolenz Interview--Part One! THEN & NOW Discussed! Plus-LOOK OUT Re-Mixed!

The big 5th episode is here at last! 

You'll hear part one of our exclusive interview with Coco Dolenz! She discusses life with her brother, Micky, why the Monkees still mean so much to fans today (and yesterday), and her upcoming projects!

Also-We discuss the 1986 "reunion" LP, THEN & NOW! Why did Davy not want to be involved in this project? What if Arista records had gone on to produce further '86 reunion LPs from the group? How do those three "new" songs stack up?

And--A hot new extended re-mix of "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)! 

And: More impersonations of forgotten Hollywood stars! Inside info! Jokes! Sound effects! And SO much more!

This one you don't wanna miss!


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





BONUS: Look below for some images that tie into the sensational subjects we cover in this awesome episode!
Above: The 1986 THEN & NOW LP cover...

Above: You'll hear Al talk about having this large THEN &
NOW poster framed and displayed for years! Well, here
it is!

Above: It's Peter Tork (left) with Coco Dolenz (right) in a 
recent pic, courtesy the Monkees Live Almanac!

Above: It's Micky, performing live, with 
his sensational sis, Coco!

Above: It's Coco again, but this time seen in a 1967
issue of MONKEES SPECTACULAR magazine! Pic
courtesy of Monkees Live Almanac!


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Micky and Coco Dolenz Live in 2000! The Full Story! Pics!

You previously read (and heard) about Micky's triumphant 2000 concert stand in Columbia, South Carolina here! You'll recall that Micky and his sister Coco performed the famed "Three Liddle Fiddies" song, remembered from their shared childhood days! Now, you can glom a marvelous first-person account of the sensational song and show, direct from the much-missed pages MONKEE BUSINESS FANZINE!

Just click below to enlarge and enjoy!



BONUS: Click below to hear the prodigious podcast that housed the above colossal concert segment!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Episode #4! How Could HEADQUARTERS Have Been Different? "You Just May Be The One" Re-Mix! Super-Rare 2000 "Daydream Believer" by Davy Jones!

Hysterical hosts Al Bigley and Alan Williams are back, diving and delving deep into even MORE madcap Monkees memories and miscellaneous, in this fun and fact-filled 50-minute episode! 

Topics include: The famed 1967 HEADQUARTERS LP, and what coulda (or shoulda) been added or removed!  What songs shoulda been singles? What would your pick be? 

A sizzling re-mix of (the TV version) of "You Just May Be The One!"

Plus: A super-rare Davy Jones re-imagining of "Daydream Believer" from 2000! 

And: More Adam West impersonations! Inside info! Jokes! Sound effects! And SO much more!

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION--The Movie?! See It Now!

Millions have asked for it (Sammy Millions, our mailman, that is), and here it is!

You can view a fabulous short sample of one of our latest TPCHC Monkees podcasts, but with added gargantuan graphics!

That's right! You'll see (as well as hear) a bit of the latest powerful podcast, complete with commentary, sound effects, wise-cracks, re-mixed tunes, rare pics, vague threats, whispered retorts, and so much more!

What are you waiting for? An autographed 8 by 10 of RobRoy Fingerhead?

Click below to begin your fun-filled fling!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Episode 3! 2016--The END of the Monkees? "Love to Love" Re-Mixed! Rare Micky Concert! Monkees Pilot Secrets!

Fresh from the Turkey-Day oven! Here is our very latest!

In under an hour, Alan and Al manage to discuss the sizzling secrets of the Monkees pilot episode ("Here Come The Monkees"), as well as spotlighting a riotous re-mix of "Love to Love!"

But, that's not all! The dynamic duo (paging Batman!) tussle with the idea of 2016 being the last year of Monkees action, mulling over the pros and cons of such a sobering reality!

AND: A very rare sound clip of a Micky and Coco Dolenz live performance that you can only hear here (say that ten times fast)!

Plus: Sound effects! Impersonations and impressions! Ruminations! Attempts at humor! Al dances to Donna Summer! 

What more could you possibly ask for?

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




BONUS! Click below to view some visual artifacts that tie-in to many of the topics we toss around in this latest epic episode!
Above: We mention the appearance of actor Dick Wilson in the MONKEES test
footage (as seen on the new BluRay set)! Here he is with the guys, in said
footage, plus a pic of him in his most famous role, that of Charmin's
tissue-molesting Mr. Whipple!!


Above: You'll hear Al mention a particular liner note from 
the back of Rhino's 1982 MONKEE BUSINESS picture disc
(and what it meant to him), and here it is!


Above: Micky and (sister) Coco Dolenz, performing live
in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2000! You'll hear
very rare audio from this colossal concert on this
very podcast! Plus: Hear how Alan got involved
with this show, too! Click the above images to 
enlarge and enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Episode #2! A Visual Guide! '86 Monkees! Chaney Jr.! Rose Marie! More!

In our magnificent and minty-new TEXAS PRAIRIE CHICKEN HOME COMPANION episode #2, you'll hear us (boy, will ya! This is a long one, folks!) talk about such topics as the impact of the 1986 Monkees reunion tour, inside facts on the guest-stars of "Monkees in a Ghost Town," and so much more! Glance below to take in some visual goodies, all in support of the hot topics you'll enjoy in episode #2! Click each image to enlarge!

Above: Once "Monkeemania 2.0" hit in 1986, the band received tons of 
coverage on TV, in the news, and in the press, such as this '86 
NATIONAL ENQUIRER clipping!


Above: You'll hear Al talk about how he was (somewhat sheepishly) buying 
mid-70s issues of 16 MAGAZINE, just for any Monkees coverage offered 
by said magazines at the time! Above is one of the first 70s bursts, 
from 1976!


Above: Of course, Lon Chaney, Jr. was spoofing his earlier role 
as "Lenny" (from 1939's famed OF MICE AND MEN) when seen as one of the 
two bad guys in the "Monkees in a Ghost Town" episode! He's flanked above 
by MICE co-star Burgess Meredith, who also has a MONKEES connection, 
appearing (as BATMAN's Penguin) in a 2nd season MONKEES romp!


Above: Of course, the other bad guy from "Ghost Town" was 
portrayed by actor Len Lesser, seen above both in that famed MONKEES 
episode, and as "Uncle Leo," years later, on SEINFELD!


Above: Of course, the real attraction in "Ghost Town" was 
the incomparable actress Rose Marie (as the bombastic "Big Man"),
seen here in a still from that show, with some guy named Mike Nesmith!



So, what are ya waiting for? Click below to hear more facts and trivia about the above subjects and situations! Plus: Monkees re-mixes, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub, and many more miscellaneous morsels of Monkees minutia!