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More of The Monkees by The Monkees

Album Released: 1967

More of The Monkees ::: Artwork

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1.She2:27
2.When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)1:45
3.Mary, Mary2:12
4.Hold On Girl2:23
5.Your Auntie Grizelda2:28
6.(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone2:25
7.Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)2:10
8.The Kind Of Girl I Could Love1:50
9.The Day We Fall In Love2:20
10.Sometime In The Morning2:24
11.Laugh2:25
12.I'm A Believer2:41

Reviews

With The Monkees’ television show a success, and their debut album a smash hit, this follow-up was haphazardly put together to take advantage of it all, much to the anger of the groupf, who had wanted to have more input into their second long player.

This release follows a similar pattern to the first, with each of the members (including Peter Tork this time, on the novelty song “Your Auntie Grazelda”) having turns as lead singer accompanied by various session players.

And - as before - there are some tuneful and well-produced numbers like "She", “When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door)”, “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”, "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)", Mike Nesmith’s “The Kind of Girl I Could Love”, the lovely “Sometime in the Morning” and the smash hit “I’m A Believer”.

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart have only two compositions here, but Nesmith has a hand in a couple, and Neil Diamond contributes two (including “Believer”).

Despite the controversary surrounding its compilation and release, More of The Monkees remains not only one of the band's biggest sellers, but one of the biggest of all in the sixties, and the boys eventually did get the satisfaction of playing everything on an album when they released Headquarters later the same year.

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by Reviewer: The Doctor


This is much like the last album The Monkees, but with a bit more suck.

There are nine producers, and without the presence of Boyce and Hart, there's no coherence or personality - it's just a bunch of Monkees songs, most of them poorly-recorded and raggedly-played.

A lot of the tracks sound like half-songs, with cookie-cutter melodies and choruses that seem like afterthoughts, though whilst Nesmith's "The Kind of Girl I Could Love" also fits that description, it's more sincere than the rest.

Most of the songs are individually enjoyable, yet also flat and lifeless, making for a heck of a thin album. And the band reach their all-time low with the spoken word crapfest "The Day We Fall In Love" (with pandering to our fans).

Still, there are a number of Monkees classics here - the inferior-but-still-cool album remix of "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", and two perfect pop/rock songs written by closet genius Neil Diamond - the everpresent "I'm A Believer", and the clever driving "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)".

I hate just listing tracks, because it really makes for a choppy review, but More of The Monkees is nothing but a barrel of songs. There are some genuine songwriting highs, but almost no Monkee magic to be found.

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by Reviewer: Cosmic Ben