Here we come! Back in the saddle with more musical mirth!
First, Alan and Al pontificate and ponder over the many rockin' radio hits (from 1968-1973) that a still-united Monkees coulda (and maybe shoulda) recorded! Imagine Micky singing "Mama Told Me Not to Come!" Davy performing "Alone Again, Naturally" Peter singing "Spirit in the Sky!" Mike belting out "Crystal Blue Persuasion?" We make influential arguments for each of our many choices!
What are some of your picks? Do they match ours? What would you change? Which songs would you add?
BONUS-We discuss the fabulous album, INSTANT REPLAY! It's 50 years old now, and Alan and Al discuss what the LP (and 8-track) meant to them, its highs and lows, and so much more!
THEN-Part one of a very special interview with "the Monkees girl," Valerie Kairys Venet! You know her not only as "Toby," from the famed "Monkees à la Mode" episode, but didja know she appeared in almost every other MONKEES show, too? She was a show extra, background dancer, partier, crowd observer, girlfriend, and so much more (including--Davy's stand-in?!) throughout the series! Hear her tell about how she came to the show, her memories and impressions (then and now) of the guys, the producers, and so much more!
NEXT-We announce the winner of our latest colossal contest! Did you win the latest over-flowing treasure chest of Monkees merch and rarities? Listen to find out!
AND-Hear not one, but two riotous re-mixes! Al unleashes his re-mix of the 1966 "TV version" of "Valleri" (of course), as well as a new terrific take of "Gonna Buy Me a Dog," like you ain't never heard before!
PLUS-Laughter! Music! Memories! More!
So what are ya waiting for? Click below to listen now, or download here (or on your phone), or directly from SoundCloud, iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spotify, or Google Play!
|Above seven images: Valerie makes the swingin' scene on THE MONKEES! |
She appeared as "Toby" in one very famous show,
as well as being a featured player on many other
|Above two images: "Holy Pop-Culture Icon!" Valerie also appeared as|
"Kitty," one of Catwoman's menacing minions on the 60s
BATMAN show! That Batman guy sure gets around!
|Above: A relatively recent pic of our gal|
with the guys!
|You'll rock out when you hear Al's re-mix of the|
"TV version" of "Valleri!"
|You also get to hear a very rare|
re-mix of "Gonna Buy Me a Dog!"
You'll never think of this song
the same way ever again!
|INSTANT REPLAY was Al's very first Monkees|
album (8-track, actually), and he and Alan have a
great time discussing the highlights (and a few mis-fires)
on this half-century-old (!) release!
|Recall, in our last awesome episode (right here), how|
we asked you what Monkees songs you woulda
loved to hear other bands and singers perform?
We picked one winner from the FB page respondents,
in this episode! Did you win?
|Above three images: It's our own |
Micky Dolenz, in a famed early-70s TV ad
for a "Number One Hits of the 70s" record
set! Micky mugs it up in a ton of wacky romps,
all for many of the same songs we discuss
in his very episode, including "Judy