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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Minus Five Write the Longest Song Ever About a Monkee

Posted by on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Local-ish rock band the Minus Five (led by Scott McCaughey) have penned an epic paean to former Monkees guitarist/vocalist Michael Nesmith, titled with utmost sincerity, "Michael Nesmith." It's nine-plus minutes of easygoing, cruise-control folk rock that's longer and way more palatable than Don McLean's "American Pie."

Nesmith plays Neptune Theatre Sat. March 30. Please note: Michael Nesmith is the composer of one of the greatest songs of all time, "The Door Into Summer." "Daily Nightly."

 

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Actually "Door Into Summer" was written by Bill Martin with some help from Chip Douglas. It is one of the great songs though!
Posted by telstar777 on March 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
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Oh, jeez, you're right. Okay, "Daily Nightly," then.
Posted by Dave Segal on March 26, 2013 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 3
No way. "Wax Minute." Greatest steel guitar solo ever (at 2:18): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFevnwsw…
Posted by Jason Josephes http://www.myspace.com/bluemoonseattle on March 26, 2013 at 3:05 PM · Report this
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"Daily Nightly" IS great. Very Jefferson Airplaney. I can easily imagine Grace Slick singing it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCWRjWOo…
Posted by telstar777 on March 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM · Report this
Jiff 5
Really enjoyed Nesmith's show at the Neptune, and the Neptune, my first visit. My report:
http://mtheads.yuku.com/topic/2413/Micha…
Posted by Jiff http://mtheads.yuku.com/forums/1/t/Music-and-more.html on April 10, 2013 at 3:17 PM · Report this

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