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The Monkees (Bonus Tracks)

The Monkees by The Monkees
Released: Jan 1966
Label: Rhino
The Monkees were a prefab TV rock band, but they actually put out a more satisfying debut album than either the Beatles or the Rolling Stones! The tunes really hold up, from their joyous TV-show theme to "The Last Train to Clarksville" to "I Wanna Be Free." It's kind of sad to admit but this proves that yesterday's prefab culture was better than today's "serious" pop – and the Monkees would get better than this. This remastered version includes some rarities, demos and alternative mixes.
Nick Dedina


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