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Postby Nolamike » 14 Nov 2014, 22:05

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Similarly weird, Nesmith spent 6 months surfing my boss' couch at some point in the early '70s (my boss was a musician in San Antonio for years, until his law practice got in the way). I'm hoping to get him drunk at the firm Christmas party and get the full scoop from him. :)
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Postby billy » 26 Apr 2015, 21:24

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Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Apr 2015, 02:01

Good Call. His best album, I (sometimes) think...
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billy wrote:Image

Sunday night is Nesmith night ...


First one I ever bought - for 50p in a Dublin record shop about 40-odd years ago and together with Hits and Ranch stash, still my fave Papa Nes album

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Postby Charlie O. » 27 Apr 2015, 16:19

fueryhk(redux) wrote:First one I ever bought

Same here. I loved it then and I love it now, but I think I slightly prefer the two before it.
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Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 27 Apr 2015, 16:24

I've always though Nevada Fighter was the weakest of the four National Band albums.

The three strongest tracks for me are the Nevada Fighter 45 b-side Here I Am, Michael Murphey's Texas Morning and EC's I Looked Away. Propinquity, like Listen To The Band is one of the songs that I prefer in its Monkees recorded version(s). It's still a fine album though. if a little on the short side.

I was talking about the album to a guy at the QE Hall gig in 2012. He was telling me that he used to live in Manchester and when he couldn't get the album there one lunchtime, rather than go back to school he got a train to Liverpool and bought it there. I was impressed.

Just noticed that I didn't post this interview correctly last time...


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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 27 Apr 2015, 16:52

toomanyhatz wrote:there's not enough Red Rhodes in this world and too much Sneaky Pete


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Postby billy » 22 Apr 2021, 19:53

Rayge wrote:
The soundscaping and production on this are a work of genius, and while it's not a category of true greatness in music, I defy anyone to better the segue between 2.15 and 2.45



Hey, Ray -- hope all goes well!

Can you remind me of the segue you are referring to here? Seem like the YouTube video has been removed .... dash it
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Postby der Freiherr » 22 Apr 2021, 19:56

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:there's not enough Red Rhodes in this world and too much Sneaky Pete


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I would be happy to have more of both.






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Postby Rorschach » 22 Apr 2021, 20:04

I love Magnetic South to bits but I just realised that I've never listened to any other full post-Monkees albums.

I think I shall binge this weekend.
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Postby Rayge » 22 Apr 2021, 23:20

billy wrote:
Rayge wrote:
The soundscaping and production on this are a work of genius, and while it's not a category of true greatness in music, I defy anyone to better the segue between 2.15 and 2.45


Hey, Ray -- hope all goes well!

Can you remind me of the segue you are referring to here? Seem like the YouTube video has been removed .... dash it


Hi Billy, It's a long while ago, but I've had a think - the things I do for love! - and I suspect it must have been this, the first track on side two of Ranch Stuff, although my timings are a little off
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Postby billy » 23 Apr 2021, 08:58

Rayge wrote:
Hi Billy, It's a long while ago, but I've had a think - the things I do for love! - and I suspect it must have been this, the first track on side two of Ranch Stuff, although my timings are a little off


Isn't that a brilliant transition, like a smeared soup reforming into a sold second course! Thanks Ray
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