Thursday, November 03, 2016

Musical Blast from the Past

Mike Nesmith, formerly of the Monkees, was actually one of the first to get on board with the "music video" concept as he was embarking on his post-Monkees solo career. And he put out this gem--Cruisin'--the story of Lucy and Ramona and Sunset Sam.

Interesting trivia--towards the end of the band's existence, Nesmith had it in his contract that every 45rpm record that the Monkees put out would have one of his own "country-rock" numbers on the B-side.


  1. I remember them well. My favorite song was the one about the girl who lived in castle by the sea. Can't remember the name now. I know they were a "manufactured" band but they had some good songs, like "Pleasant Valley Sunday."

  2. Nesmith put out some great stuff post-Monkees.

  3. "Her name was Joann, and she lived in a meadow by a pond..."
    Sweet song.