Saturday, 29 July 2017

85. The Monkees - Headquarters

Release Date: 1967
Label: RCA Victor

The Monkees were a manufactured pop band, created for a TV show of the same name. Unlike similar concepts however, the prefab four could actually play instruments to varying degrees of ability. Fed-up of being puppets for their producers they decided to branch out on their own for this record. Whilst the band should be applauded for wanting to go it alone, sometimes it's better to stick with a winning formula. There are no 'Daydream Believers' on the album, nor any 'I'm a Believers', In fact the only song I'd heard previously was 'Randy Scouse Git' - which is probably the worst song on the album because you can't suggest 'Zilch' is a song. There are some good songs on the album, but they're outweighed by the naff ones.

Rating: 6/10
Favourite Track: Shades of Gray

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