Monday, August 17, 2009
A Month of Monkees: G'Day Monkees
From September to October in 1968, the Monkees did their first tour of Australia and Japan which they entitled "The Far East Tour". It was extremely successful for the Monkees. Even though their popularity was beginning to calm in other countries, the concerts there were a critical and commercial triumph. While in Australia, the Monkees gave many interviews and press conferences that were released on a "legal bootleg" entitled "The Monkees Talk Down Under" in 1988. The album features no music but some very cool interviews with all of the members of the band. These interview discs were a giant monopoly from the late 80s through the 90s. They were a quick and legal way to cash in on the hit makers of the day. Most of them are a waste of time but this disc is actually pretty cool. I present it for you now. Enjoy!
The Monkees Talk Downunder