Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Monkees "Changes" LP

Undoubtedly the worst LP by the Pre-Fab four (less Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork for this outing), the "Changes" LP basically closed out The Monkees run--at least of new material--on Colgems.

The album is basically an Andy Kim album with vocals by Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz, as the lion's share of the material is either produced and/or written by the songwriting team of Kim and Jeff Barry.

Nothing on this album compares with the duo's "Sugar Sugar," but there is one true gem: "Oh My My," a pop/soul blend sung by Dolenz.

The album predicatably failed to chart in its original run, but did chart as a reissue during the second wave of Monkeemania in the mid 1980s.


Blogger Erich Scholz said...

Found a used copy of this at a bookstore here in Texas...Rhino reissure, of course. I was wondering if I should pick it up or not...

10:16 AM

Blogger Aubrey S said...

"Undoubtedly the worst"?
Speak for yourself. I love this album and feel it's underrated / overlooked simply because it's compared to what fans of The Monkees were used to from their first few albums. It's different yes, but "the worst" is absolutely not the way it should be described.

4:51 PM


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