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Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« on: February 05, 2005, 07:32:00 PM »

Got this from another board.  VERY interesting :):

Did the Monkees try to imitate the Beatles?


Of course they did. Here's a cool QuickTime video you can download that may answer that question. It features the Beatles and the Monkees.


You'll need QuickTime to view it. Just right-click and save to your computer.


http://www.gohomeproductions.co.uk/video/ghp_paperback_believer.mov
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2005, 07:36:58 PM »

Someone stolen from other
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2005, 07:39:53 PM »

But Neil Daimonds wrote this Song
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005, 07:40:47 PM »

Monkees was the Answer of The Beatles
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005, 07:48:19 PM »

The Monkees were deliberately made to ape (pun intended) the success of Hard Days Night and Help!. I was a kid in the sixties, and their excellent TV show meant that (for me at least) the Monkees had a far bigger impact than the Beatles (sad to say).
A string of great singles as well.
Steven Stills (of CSN&Y fame) actually auditioned, but was rejected because of his teeth! Wonder what would have happened to my God number  2, Neil Young, then!
If you get a chance check out Head, the soundtrack to their movie. They wrote and played on this one and it ain't half bad (movie had Jack Nicholson in it).
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2005, 07:53:00 PM »

Oh yea, but you gotta watch the tape to see where I'm coming from.  It's 2 1/2 minutes
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005, 07:57:05 PM »

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Oh yea, but you gotta watch the tape to see where I'm coming from.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2005, 07:57:47 PM »

Posted Sat Feb 05 2005 01:27 PM   Reply     Edit     Quote    
 

Did the Monkees imitate the Beatles?

Of course they did! But to what extent? Just watch this video to find out:

http://www.gohomeproductions.co.uk/video/ghp_paperback_believer.mov

You'll need quicktime to view it, but it's a BLAST to watch!  


Frightwolf how many forums soon
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2005, 05:17:48 PM »

It's a video to accompany last years mashup of the two songs.  It's a great accompaniment to the song itself, but the mashup is better just listening to.  The video is a bit jumpy.  Still, pretty well done.
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2005, 08:53:51 PM »

The Monkees were a made for television manufactured pop group based on the Beatles back in the 60's who shouldn't have been mocked by the serious rock press.   Last Train To Clarksville sounds similiar to Day Tripper & so on but they had some originality of their own in their music & in country rock pioneer Mike Nesmith.  Looking back on it almost 40 years later the Monkees are finally with their 60's contemporaries like the Beatles, the Stones, the Beach Boys & the Byrds with timeless music, timeless series & classic psychedelic movie Head.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2005, 09:46:28 PM »

The Monkees were created to cash in on the gap, which the Beatles had left.
The obvious maturity of The Beatles could be seen, thus the need for something, plus it was real American blood. :)
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2005, 09:49:13 PM »

Just on the record, tho, how many people d/led the video???
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2005, 09:53:26 PM »

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The Monkees were a made for television manufactured pop group based on the Beatles back in the 60's who shouldn't have been mocked by the serious rock press.
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2005, 02:54:17 AM »

now all they need to do is mix in the Beach Boys "Sloop John B" and really confuse us.

Nice job, go home productions!

Let's see what you can do with James Brown and Petula Clark.
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2005, 05:24:54 AM »

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Just on the record, tho, how many people d/led the video???


I've already had it for about a week or ten days, so I didn't need to now.
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2005, 05:26:31 AM »

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Where do you get this stuff from?
You always sound like a press release. :)

In fact Clarksville was "inspired" directly from Paperback Writer's guitar lick.
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2005, 07:40:25 PM »

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I've already had it for about a week or ten days, so I didn't need to now.

k, just curious :)
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2005, 10:07:49 PM »

I don't like the Monkees at all. I have an extreme dislike for prefab (excuse the pun) artists.
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2005, 10:10:39 PM »

They became however later good musicians sweet ones

Because contrary to today they made for good music


Gladly it is not Charles Manson had taken at that time.
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Re: Paperback Believe (Life's biggest ? answered)
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2005, 02:19:25 PM »

Quote from: kevin_b

Where do you get this stuff from?
You always sound like a press release. :)

It's the truth.
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