Never mind the furthermore, they POLL in self defense - The Monkees, Headquarters

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In which our heroes task themselves with doing an album all by themselves and pull it off! Like to the extent that it might be their best album, even. Not an album that strikes me as having super duper blockbusters, so I think it will be interesting to see the distribution of votes. (My first inclination - "Forget That Girl.")

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Randy Scouse Git 4
Zilch 4
For Pete's Sake 4
You Just May Be the One 2
You Told Me 1
Early Morning Blues and Greens 1
Sunny Girlfriend 1
Mr. Webster 1
Forget That Girl 1
I Can't Get Her Off My Mind 0
I'll Spend My Life with You 0
No Time 0
Shades of Gray 0
Band 6 0


timellison, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

First instinct: "For Pete's Sake."

I hope Peter got some nice residuals for it being the end credit music for Season 2.

Second instinct: Pinball repeatedly between 3 or 4 songs, brain gets deadlocked, end up not voting.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 04:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I just ran through the OG albums last week (probably heard 'em all dozens of times since my mom passed her LPs down to me thirty years back), and I don't even know, man. I've always liked the lower-key and weirdo songs best. 'Randy Scouse Git' maybe?

Kinda want to listen to the complete sessions again now.

Fantasy Eyelid (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Totally doing this rn, btw.

'All of Your Toys' is a pretty hot track. No idea why it didn't wind up on the album.

Fantasy Eyelid (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

And hey, 'She'll Be There'!

I might have to do a Headquarters b-sides and rarities poll after this one has concluded. Maybe follow that up with a poll of alternate takes, see if I can get all of two or three people to cast votes. It'll be fun.

Fantasy Eyelid (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 27 November 2018 14:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Alternate title: The distant night bird POLLS the sun

timellison, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There is really nothing I dislike on this album. Boyce and Hart's tunes are good, Weil/Mann, Tork's song is great, Nesmith, it's all good.

I could vote for "Randy Scouse Git" or for "Sunny Girlfriend," but I think I'm gonna stick with the one the producer wrote.

timellison, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 04:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sunny Girlfriend.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 06:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

For Pete’s Sake

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone ever manage to wade through this?

https://www.discogs.com/The-Monkees-Headquarters-Sessions/release/4239706

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I have one.

Mark G, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 10:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i only knew the songs on the box set and then when i went to see them in concert they did "early morning blues and greens", which was great, so i voted that

dub pilates (rushomancy), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 14:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Bruh, look upthread, I was just live-'blogging' my journey through the sessions yesterday morning. And yes, I've listened to the whole thing before. Davy was certainly a foul-mouthed little git.

Fantasy Eyelid (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 14:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh my bad! I must listen to it all, it's on Spotify too.

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Shades of Gray", the bit where Pete comes in with his wavery uncertain vocal always tugs at my heart strings.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"You Just Maybe the One", "For Pete's Sake", "Randy Scouse Git", all great.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'All of Your Toys' is a pretty hot track. No idea why it didn't wind up on the album.

Screen Gems could not acquire the copyright, apparently.

timellison, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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Three Word Username, Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

You Just May Be The One came on on shuffle in the car the other day, so might as well be that as anything else.

One of my favourite albums, even without Girl I Knew Somewhere making it on.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No mention of "Mr. Webster" yet? My love of wordy, yet succinct, story songs probably stems in large part from this. And I love the little trick of leaving the last line of a lyric hanging on a minor chord, like ..."each time Frisbee promised him a ^^^ RAISE..." (I don't know the technical name for this.)

"Early Morning Blues and Greens" is haunting too. This is a really strong record.

Drunk Charles Nelson Reily violating Paul Lynn at a toga party (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 29 November 2018 22:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 2 December 2018 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Will all these tracks get votes, or will some get zilch?

Mark G, Sunday, 2 December 2018 11:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 3 December 2018 00:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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