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 Post subject: Zappa & The Monkees
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:19 pm 
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Hey experts! Here's one for you: my friend is currently taking a class on FZ and has been assigned to write a paper on Zappa's relationship with other "musical forces" (i.e., how he relates to influences or contemporaries). I'm not quite sure if that clarifies the assignment, but that doesn't matter. She has chosen to do a paper on Zappa's association with the Monkees. She has asked me, being an FZ & Monkees freak, for help. I told her that even with all I've read on both subjects, I don't have very much in-depth info aside from the story how Micky Dolenz was asked to join the Mothers but couldn't due to his RCA contract and a quote from Nesmith regarding FZ teaching him guitar stuff (and a coupla other short quotes). So help us! Anyone know where we can read up? Anyone ever hear an FZ interview with him talking about the Monkees? I tried to tell her it may be fruitless, but it's an intriguing subject and I'd love to find out more myself, so....whaddya got??


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:arrow: .zappa and mike nesmith

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:54 pm 
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classic Lumpy!
this is the one from the Monkees' movie Head, where Frank lays a heavy trip on Davey Jones,
Zappa in Head

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Thanks for those Youtube links Lumpy Gravy and punknaynowned. I have'nt seen those in years. Head was a total departure from what most people associate as a work by the Monkees.


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I watched Head again some time ago, trippy movie. Even the tunes were pretty decent. :D

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On the birthday bundle release, the 2 Ahmet songs are co-written & produced by one Jason Nesmith. Wonder if his dad is Monkee Mike? That would be pretty cool.


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It indeed is -- he used to be in a band with Donovon's son. Talk about your conceptual continuity, haha.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:17 pm 
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punknaynowned wrote:
classic Lumpy!
this is the one from the Monkees' movie Head, where Frank lays a heavy trip on Davey Jones,
Zappa in Head
is that the only part zappa plays?never senen it but boy do frank sound more confident than ever :shock:

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yep that's it there Cleon, but as I'm sure he made that role for himself and knowing who the movie was produced for (the kids) and by whom, the industry . . . his simple comment speaks volumes. And then he walks away with the cow! hilarious 8)

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he one cool mother the only part on head i was going to buy the film?

you see the pic on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgNxuNaY ... ed&search=

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A few years ago me and some friends went to check out Davy Jones at some casino -- did a surprisingly great show (the man has a great voice but I wasn't expecting much as far as his band and song selection went and he really surprised me with what he did). Anyway, I asked him to sign my copy of "Headquarters": "To Michael Z, the youth of America depends on you to show the way" and he was more than happy to. His band got a kick out of us too, as they could tell we knew our shit.


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like your forum name, dude.





bubbles says hi. :mrgreen:

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yea I saw Toni Tenile live at a casino (Harrah's Tahoe) and she put on a great show! Then dick head Don Rickles comes on a ruined my evening!

Dinner was great though!

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Cory & Trevor wrote:
A few years ago me and some friends went to check out Davy Jones at some casino -- did a surprisingly great show (the man has a great voice but I wasn't expecting much as far as his band and song selection went and he really surprised me with what he did). Anyway, I asked him to sign my copy of "Headquarters": "To Michael Z, the youth of America depends on you to show the way" and he was more than happy to. His band got a kick out of us too, as they could tell we knew our shit.


now see, that's cool!

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I think it's funny you never see Frank and Mike Nesmith together anymore.

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sabrinaIII wrote:
I think it's funny you never see Frank and Mike Nesmith together anymore.


I smell a snub.

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