Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Turk Thrust, Mar 31, 2019.
Oh, my mistake.
I like 99 pounds enough to give it a low 3. It is not as good as say You and I but might fall right behind Valleri in the Davy "rock" tunes. Even without knowing all the background of say any song or who was playing: Changes is viewed differently because, well, it is different and actually remains different to this day. It is the only LP with just two guys and for me, my perception of the LP, maybe you can even call it a bias, is formed because of it. Having said that, I probably gave better marks to the tracks than most people. I like both Micky and Davy as vocalist - you can not be much of a Monkees fan if you don't but the material is far from King/Diamond/B&H. Earlier someone said they did like most of Jeff Barry's stuff but not this so much. Everyone has their tastes and opinions. If Peter had written some piano parts or played bass, I bet I would pay more attention; if Nez was involved, I pay way more attention but the Monkees were at a low point, both in popularity and number of group members. 50 years later we are talking about Changes, that in itself is pretty amazing since it didn't even chart until 1986.
True. I was really surprised when it got issued on CD in '94-'95.
At her height and young age she would be a healthy weight, but definitely on the very low end of the scale.
I give this track a 3/5 too. One of the best tracks on the album, but that's not saying a lot.
The ratings for 99 Pounds:
Today’s song is Tell Me Love:
I prefer this to several of the songs that we’ve discussed recently. Again it feels very derivative, but it has a little more ambition that most of the Jeff Barry material. It’s Micky’s voice that really makes it though and again this shows what a loss it was that he somewhat disappeared from the music industry.
‘Tell Me Love’ - A song I really like. Micky gives a good performance on this song, a nice example of what he can do with better material and he sells it. The background vocals are a bit annoying but Micky’s performance makes up for it. 4/5.
Tell Me Love
Agreed with the others here, this one is a decent song. I listened to it a bit to make sure I recalled the correct one. It is a bit forgettable in a way, even if this is among the better tracks for this album. A majority of this album does seem to be "phoned in" due to low budget and so on. Micky does handle this one well and it has a solid melody.
I'm sorry. I can see that others like this song, but I don't find it to be among The Monkees better material. Mickey sings it OK, but I find the song unimpressive and Mickey's performance just OK. I was trying to decide between 2/5 and 3/5, and did note the higher scores. However, my personal highly subjective, opinion is that this song doesn't make 'good' status. Hence:
"Tell Me Love" -- 3/5
I like this song a bit more than the 3/5 rating might indicate, but I didn't feel a 4/5 was really warranted. Those over-the-top backing vocals are certainly enough to justify docking it a point. I would love for the album masters to be located and for Andrew Sandoval to give Changes a much needed remix with those voices either removed or given a more sympathetic treatment.
"Tell Me Love" has grown on me quite a bit over the years, and now I consider it to be one of Changes' high points.
Tell Me Love-One of the better songs on Changes. Micky sings with such tenderness that you really believe that he is so in love with the character in the song that he would do just about anything to please her. The chorus is a nice change in tempo and power. Just a really nice song. 3.5/5
Nope, doesn't do anything for me. There's much better to come on side 2 though!
2/5. Again, it’s fine.
“Tell Me Love”: Neither love it or hate it. It just... Is. Micky gives it a good go though. 2/5.
3/5. This would have been a great Partridge Family record. This is a better Changes track, still lacking in character and distinction.
Tell Me Love - 2/5
The thing is, I know Micky can sing but the material is, at best, inconsequential.
Tell Me Love - a high 4/5. Micky does a fantastic job.
One of my favorite Monkees songs.
No......just no. 1/5
Good God...no wonder I hardly listen to Changes.
I rarely listen to Changes but the 4 songs I’m really familiar with I’ll vote for.
Tell Me Love
My favorite track on the album. I'm surprised at the low scores it's garnering. Micky gives such a great performance. Again, the backing singers are a bit too loud in the mix but it's not as bad as others on this album.
Slightly better that the garden variety Changes dreck. Mick goes for whatever meat is on that bone.
A very generous 3/5.
Tell Me Love - 3/5
This one is decent, I think. It's kind of forgettable and it drags a little, but at the same time I think this is one of the better new songs on the album.
A low 3 for me. Not much to add to what everyone has said and I have said throughout this LP: Middle of the road stuff as the band disappeared for awhile but they will come back and ratings, I predict will be all over the place for about 40 years.
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