Thursday, May 25, 2006

Head Soundtrack

One of my favorite albums of all time is "Head," the soundtrack to The Monkees' one and only film.

The album truly mirrors (pun intended) the wild landscape of the film. With a couple of songs mixed in with bits of dialogue and sound affects, one does not have to see the film to get the full thrust of this LP. It truly stands on its own.

And incredibly, every Monkees track on the LP shines, every vocal is among the best vocals that the band members ever recorded, and quite frankly, everything works. If The Monkees and their handlers (including Jack Nicholson) were trying to deconstruct the Pre-Fab Four, you wouldn't know it from this album.

Unfortunately, we will never know what further worlds Peter, Micky, Mike and Davy would have visited musically, as this was their last recording as a foursome on Colgems. We got a glimpse with the underrated music from their TV special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee," but it was just a tease.

Head is the real item.


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