Release Date: 19 August 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|The Minus 5 Of Monkees And Men Limited Vinyl LP
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of The Monkees, the band that wasn't really a band when they started (yes, they were the Prefab Four before The Rutles), but became one, and in the process have reached legendary status, with a catalog of music that rightly deserves the attention it has garnered over the years. "I was eleven years old when I first heard Last Train To Clarksville and I became a lifelong fan in that moment. A few years ago I gathered like-minded Minus 5 cohorts for Of Monkees & Men, and, starting with the surreal 10-minute epic Michael Nesmith, we crafted a song for each member, as well as one for Boyce & Hart, the duo that wrote and produced many classic Monkees tracks. Side Two of the LP eulogizes other important figures in that roam my psyche, naming names and proudly so. Its not a musical documentary by any means - but it pays real tribute to people who heavily influenced my life and music." Scott McCaughey / The Minus 5 HIGHLIGHTS: Special Stand Alone release from 2014s 5 LP set Scott The Hoople In Dungeon of Horror. Many special guests, including: members of R.E.M. and The Smithereens, plus Laura Gibson as The Girl.
Michael Nesmith / Davy Gets The Girl / Song For Peter Tork / Mickyís A Cool Drummer / Boyce And Hart / Blue Rickenbacker / Robert Ryan Is Among Us / Richmond Fontaine / Weymer Never Dies