02.29.12

He looked good, even in JC Penney

Posted in Rock 'n' Roll at 3:50 pm by George Smith

The little girls thought so.

Davy Jones, Monkee — 1945-2012.

Instead of the more popular “Daydream Believer,” this is “Valleri,” a psychedelic favorite of mine as a little kid, from The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees. Nothing but a simple vamp, given seasoning with acid fuzz and a trippy guitar fill.

The J C Penney joke is a reference to the advertising gig, later regretted, the Monkees’ record company landed with the company. The Monkees were subsequently kitted out in what department store America thought would be hot hipster pop star clothes for kids.

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