Monkees New Christmas Album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by jfmlaugh, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. jfmlaugh

    jfmlaugh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Michigan, US

    The surviving Monkees, Nesmith, Dolenz, and Peter Tork — Davy Jones died of a heart attack in 2012 — recorded a well-received comeback album, “Good Times!,” in 2016. True to form, Nesmith was not enthralled when the band asked him to take part in a follow-up, a Christmas album. But he relented, cutting two songs for the upcoming release, covers of “The Christmas Song” and “Snowfall,” the weird seasonal standard written by Claude Thornhill.

    Mike Nesmith gets the old band back together (no, not that one) - The Boston Globe
  2. Brian Mc

    Brian Mc Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    I'm in, but so strange....
  3. Mike Visco

    Mike Visco Forum Resident

    Newark, NJ
    I guess it is back to the individual members on a track formula.
  4. 905

    905 Forum Resident

    Southern IL

    Don Kirshner wins in the end.
  5. Curious but I'm happy to see Nez recording no matter what.
  6. mrbobdobalina

    mrbobdobalina Forum Resident

    Fort Myers FL
    I guess it's good, but I know me, and I NEVER play Christmas records, even the good ones like Phil Spector's, Booker T's, and Elvis'. So that said, not that excited about this.
  7. +1
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  8. This might literally be the only time that I personally don't agree.
  9. Why? I'm always happy to have some new Nez even if it isn't ideal. I'm hoping this pushes him to do more recording.
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  10. jfmlaugh

    jfmlaugh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Michigan, US
    If it keeps them recordings things...I’m all for it!
  11. I can agree with that. But a Christmas record? I just...I can't even...I mean...seriously?? :confused:

    EDIT: I'll get back to you once I have a coherent statement. Right now I'm confused and underwhelmed.
  12. Well it's not the Xmas record that excites me but the possibility that it keeps him going.
  13. jfmlaugh

    jfmlaugh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Michigan, US
    I’m a HUGE Christmas music fan, so I’m happy. I understand your view and will say that if I had my choice, I would rather have a follow up to Good Times!, but really thankful thank they are still recording.
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  14. I'll say that I don't mind... as long as this isn't their final recording.
  15. jfmlaugh

    jfmlaugh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Michigan, US
    100% agree. I hope there are more!
  16. This sounds like a solo Dolenz project that Tork and Nez got roped into. We'll see, I guess. Honestly although there's no law against it, I think I might be most disturbed at the notion of a Monkees album that I could really only play one time of year (if that).
  17. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!


    Don Kirshner deserves to win.
  18. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!


    LOL.......Well, "Changes" and "Present" only get played around once a year in my house.....
  19. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident

  20. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I'm happy to spend more time with the Monkees especially when Nez is involved no matter what the do. I look forward to a Monkees Christmas album.
  21. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Is that the intro I shoulda been in?

    I’m into any new Monkees releases man, old or new material.
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  22. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    If they record Riu Riu Chiu, I want it.
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  23. Sammy Banderas

    Sammy Banderas Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA, USA
    But will there be a Davy Christmas track from the archives???
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  24. popscene

    popscene Forum Resident

    San Marcos, CA
    I only play Pool It! on leap years.
  25. Boognish

    Boognish On a never-ending quest for vinyl...

    I'm genuinely intrigued. As much as I'd rather have non-Christmas new Monkees music, I'm probably going to buy it either way, especially if there's a vinyl copy. I just hope it's of a higher quality than I'd expect of a straight-up Christmas album.

    What happened with the follow up to Good Times where the guys from Squeeze wrote a song for the Monkees? Cancelled?
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