The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

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The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby BOB WHELK » 08 Feb 2019, 18:23

Oooh!

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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Sneelock » 08 Feb 2019, 18:38

I think the Monkees are underrated as a TV show and overrated as an actual band.
Sonic Youth might be a one-trick pony but it's a good trick - that big "airplane engine starting up" thing they do is pretty goddam amazing.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby BOB WHELK » 12 Feb 2019, 09:35

Sneelock wrote:I think the Monkees are underrated as a TV show and overrated as an actual band.


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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Snarfyguy » 12 Feb 2019, 15:51

I got The Monkees' "original album series set" a few years back (where you get five albums in cardboard sleeves for twenty bucks or whatever).

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I listened to the first album; it had been a while. It was fucking terrible. I'm Gonna Buy Me a Dog indeed.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Sneelock » 12 Feb 2019, 16:18

the singles are great. I'll even vouch for some "deep tracks" but JEEZ there are people who say "Headquarters" is better than the Beatles.
crazy talk.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Feb 2019, 16:56

I heard Sonic Youth didn't even play their own instruments on their early records.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Still Baron » 12 Feb 2019, 17:43

Count Machuki wrote:EVOL is all Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, and Carol Kaye.


I’ll buy it.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Count Machuki » 12 Feb 2019, 18:09

Still Baron wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:EVOL is all Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, and Carol Kaye.


I’ll buy it.


Me too!

I never saw the Sonic Youth TV show until it was on Nick at Night reruns, but I loved it right away. Pretty subversive and clever, really - so much more than just a program about four scruffy sweater-botherers trying to make it as an indie band. The musical romp sections are always a joy, of course.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby Sneelock » 12 Feb 2019, 21:48

I missed the episode where they stuffed Mr. Schneider.
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I think it was up for an Emmy.
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Re: The Monkees vs Sonic Youth

Postby bobzilla77 » Yesterday, 17:28

I am LOVING the idea of a Sonic Youth comedy show, set in gritty downtown NYC. Adventures with skeevy promoters trying to rip them off, oddball neighbors they regularly encounter on the walk up to the 6th floor. Steve Shelley is the secret genius who doesn't say much but has MacGyver like solutions for every problem they encounter.
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