Sunday, March 06, 2011

Song of the Week: "Words"

One of my favorite Monkees songs. The album version is better, but I had to post this video from the show, with a possibly high Davy Jones hilariously transfixed by chimes and pretending to play the drums. It's bizarre. Mickey and Peter, face contorted with emotion, are really intense, really taking it seriously, with Mike doing his usual standing-stock-still routine, and then Davy, like a little kid who wandered in off the street, pretending to pound those drums and trying not to giggle at the chimes. Pretty much the essence of the Monkees in 3 minutes. Fantastic song.

2 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

the single is one of 2 or 3 favorite Monkees songs. back in days that I believed in 'guilty pleasure', the Monkees were near thetop of the list.

MC said...

Did you hear that Mickey, Peter and Davy are going to start touring again?