I've since grown to like more mature works, but just like Barney, these guys and Davy have a soft spot with me.
Today's track definitely isn't your typical Monkees song, it's a bit more serious with the music, the lyrics, and overall delivery. Give it a listen.
What I really love is how by 1:40 we get an instrumental side that isn't all that common with this group. The piano is going somewhere, the drums keeping a steady pace, I'd call it a watered down Pink Floyd sound. Fairly watered down.
I could have picked an easier song. Daydream Believer, a classic that can be found on the same album was a sure way to get you readers and googlers happy. I don't want that though. I'd rather show that this was a diverse group with plenty of hidden gems, even if that means showing people the darker track they won't all like.
Luckily for me, the album isn't all that dark, and it's got its strong points.
It's got some classics, it's got the happy songs and it's got the songs that show off full potential like today's. It's a well rounded album that marks a lot for the group.
If you're a young one out there hearing about Davy Jones and wondering why people are talking about an ugly pirate, giving The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees a listen is in your best interest.
Or maybe you're a bit older and won't mind the trip down memory lane.
To the new comers though, they're basically The Jonas Brothers of the mid 60's. But more talented, and surely you've heard their songs before because they're just that classic.
R.I.P. Davy Jones