Hey Hey We're the Monkeys And People say we monkey around We're to busy singing to put anybody down We're just trying to be freindly Come and watch us sing and play We're the young generation and we got something to say
perky Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hey Hey > We're the Monkeys > And People say we monkey around > We're to busy singing to put anybody down > We're just trying to be freindly > Come and watch us sing and play > We're the young generation and we got something to > say > > Better than any LDS Hymn
Yes, it really is sad. They were "the young generation," a few years older than the Boomer kids. And now they're dying every year, more and more of them. Mortality rates in our seventies are harsh enough, and then they accelerate further in our eighties.
On the other hand, once those guys are gone they can be young forever. It's not like guys over seventy produce a lot of good pop music. How long has it been since the Monkees went on tour? Their work is finished, and we now know its final form. I suggest that we listen to old hits as if they were new again. Monkees, Turtles, Paul Revere, Boyce and Hart, Buffalo Springfield, Sgt. Pepper...anything good is usually easy to find. Music reflects life, sometimes in a beautiful way.
MTV, of all things, had a huge Monkees phase around 1986. They frequently aired episodes of their corny old TV show, and genuinely promoted some new music they were doing. I remember it being on a lot, and watching a few episodes. So Generation X Monkees fans do exist.
There was a kid in my 6th grade class who grew his hair just like young Mr. Tork. That was a few years before long hair was acceptable for kids. Fun times with the Monkees, Donovan, The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators on the radio.