Monday, March 21, 2011

The Best of The World of Wonder: The Monkees Come Alive

A few years back, Rhino Handmade released a box set of all of the Monkees concerts that were recorded during their 1967 tour. Sadly, I missed out on the collection but I was able to gain a copy of a bootleg of their 8/12/67 concert in Mobile, Alabama as a birthday gift from my brother-in-law! I have no idea if there is a difference between the bootleg recording and the one featured in the box set. I do know that this boot rocks! Although the balance between the lead vocal and the back up band is at times almost non-existent (with the vocals being up front while the band sounds like they're in another auditorium) it still provides a look at what my cousin has referred to as "the first punk band" playing their hearts out to screaming kids and their parents at a Monkees concert in 1967. Enjoy!

The Monkees - Mobile, Alabama - 8/12/67 (part 1)
The Monkees - Mobile, Alabama - 8/12/67 (part 2)


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for all of these rare Monkee recordings! I really enjoyed listening to them all. You wouldn't happen to have the 1968 concert in Japan bootleg would you? Now that is something I'm dying to hear.

It is so AWESOME that you are working with Micky in Pippin! Is he a nice guy?

Well, Thanks again!!

Dartman said...

I do not have that Japanese bootleg. I did eventually get the box set though and it is very cool! As far as working with Micky, he's the best! He's super nice and has no problem talking about the Monkees! In fact, tomorrow night, we are playing at a benefit here in Toronto and I get to back the mighty Micky D while he sings "I'm A Believer!"

Dualtrack said...

Monkees in Japan 1968:

Fasbinder 62 said...

I made a mash-up video for one of my favourite Monkees songs "How Insensitive" which can be downloaded here :

My ipod and I thank you for all the quality stuff you put out Dartman.

Anonymous said...

I found a couple of Monkees magazines at a garage sale two years ago.They were both dated around the time of Monkeemania circa 1967.One was more devoted to Davy Jones.There are a lot of nice pictures and interviews featured in it.I was wondering if you might be interested in them,or you may have them already.budd

Dartman said...

I would be very interested in them. Please send me an e-mail. Thanks

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