Friday, August 14, 2009
A Month of Monkees: A Tail of 4 Monkees plus Boyce and Hart
Back in the 80s, my cousin and I were in collector's heaven. Being die hard Monkees fans, we hit the jackpot due to the giant comeback of the band in 1986. Suddenly, items that were once impossible to find began to pop up everywhere. This was still before the internet and e-bay and all of that jazz so we actually had to go to stores and record conventions to find these items. Between the two of us, we had everything that you could think of and then some. While we both had many items, there were still some that I had that she didn't and some she had that I didn't. One if these items was a picture disc titled "Tails of The Monkees". It was touted as an "unreleased live recording". Basically, it was a bootleg. The catch was that the live tracks were not "The Monkees" but "Dolenz Jones Boyce and Hart". These were low quality dubs from the live album that was released in Japan in the 70s. The coolest part of the album is the interviews with Mike and Davy from Armed Forces radio. To hear Mike Nesmith talk about The Monkees is hard to come by and this album has him telling all. I still do not own this album and just recently borrowed it from my cousin so that I could digitize it and then share it with you as part of A Month of Monkees. Here it is for you now. Special thanks to my cousin, Erika, for helping me out with this one. Enjoy!
Tails of The Monkees