First post for a long time, and I thought I’d fall back on my old friend, Hunch FM. 5th song in, was this, Daydream Believer, possibly one of the most perfect pieces of pop music ever recorded. They may have been made for TV, but The Monkees best material is an entirely different ‘product’ to the soulless pap that Simon Cowell and his minions keep churning out.
It’s not been long since the English member of The Monkees, Davy Jones, passed away. WHich means that rather than try to explain why this is such an amazing slice of 60s perfection, I can turn to this rather lovely tribute by Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne. In it he quotes Robert Forster of 80s band The Go-Betweens:
Whenever I think of the Monkees, it’s a sunny morning, the brightest colours, and David Jones’s eyes. Their music is perfect, as perfect as pop could ever be. Last Train to Clarksville has been written, and we are left with our own imperfection.
You could quite easily substitute Daydream Believer for Last Train To Clarksville and still agree with every word.
Monkeys by jster91 on flickr