Friday, April 5, 2019


For this one, I really wanted to push back the vocals, and spotlight the musical bed, especially that wonderful fuzz-tone guitar! I used a few fan-made "out of phase" (almost mono) versions of the song, then added some drums, tambourine, wood block, backing vocals, and such! I used the recently-released extended versions of the song, as well as snippets of early run-throughs, to snag some drums and guitar stings for adding here and there, finally re-adding the vocals, and ended up with a nice extended version of this timeless Tork tune! Enjoy!

Friday, January 16, 2015


Here is my latest! Using the pristine 1966 backing track from Rhino's recent MONKEES debut LP box set, I set to work extending the song, adding extra bass, backing vocals, percussion, fuzz guitar effects, etc…Then layered in Davy's vocals, and….Enjoy!

BONUS! Click below to hear the vocal-less version of the above re-mixed track!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


This has to be the first time I've ever shortened a Monkees tune during re-mixing! I took several vocal-less versions of this tune, added effects, extra drums and percussion, backing vocals (all while trying to eliminate that annoying and shrill organ), then went crazy, adding Davy's vocals back in, and creating an odd little rave-up of this psychedelic nugget! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SUNNY GIRLFRIEND! Live 6/7/2014 Re-MIx!

What? A re-mix of a song that was actually recorded in this century?! True! Dig this re-mix of a terrific performance of "Sunny Girlfriend," from the 6/7/2014 show in Cleveland, Ohio! I added an overall "wide stereo" effect, extra tom-tom drumming, double drumming, maracas, cowbell, vibra-slap, and even some nice backing vocals (thanks to Taryn Miller)! Mike (and the gang) never sounded better, so pop on some headphones, sit back, and enjoy! Thanks also to Sherri Hansen for sharing this cut from the live show!

Friday, March 1, 2013


I was drumming along with the song, practicing, and then ideas for this re-mix came to mind...
 Anyway, I began by using the vocal-less early run-thru track of the song, extending the ending, adding another bridge, then layering in Micky's vocals (in the left channel) from his early unused take... I then added extra bass, drums (both snare fills and bass in the right channel), cymbals, vocals and harmonizing, electric guitar, cowbell, vibraslap, effects... It all ended up sounding like a big chunky and funky rave! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Here's a favorite unreleased song, from the Monkees' 1969 NBC-TV special, 33 1/3 REVOLUTIONS PER MONKEE! It's Michael Nesmith's schizo tune, NAKED PERSIMMON (also known as ONLY THING I BELIEVE THAT'S TRUE), re-mixed here as a longer, more rockin' little tune!

To start, I used the vocal-less track included on the recent Rhino INSTANT REPLAY deluxe CD set, and removed the last country stanza of the tune (combining it with the vocals during the 2nd country stanza here), and added more of the "rock portion" to the front, middle, and end. I layered in Michael's vocals, recorded and adjusted from the TV special, letting his voice bounce from left to right channel (where the two sides "argue" with each other)! I added my own backing vocals and harmonies, shakers, cowbell, hand-claps, harmonica, vibraslap, and general percussion throughout, to re-create and re-present this amazing song! Click below to listen!

BONUS! Click below to SEE my accompanying video for the tune, made up of footage from the original NBC special!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TAKE A GIANT STEP! Live 1/1967 Re-MIx!

Most fans own the much-circulated tape of the Monkees live show from January, 1967, recorded at the Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona (yes, the same live show that can be seen in the "Monkees on Tour" TV show episode that ends their first season). This concert features the usual tunes that the band performed live then, but also contains cuts of rare live takes of PAPA GENE'S BLUES, SHE'S SO FAR OUT, and GIANT STEP! The problem is, the recordings somehow lack the vocals, having been only miked for instruments! Here is my re-mix of GIANT STEP, with Micky's vocals added from the LP version of the song (with extra effects added to help create an authentic "live"sound)! I also added some additional drumming, and an overall stereo effect throughout, to create a sonic artifact of how this great tune probably sounded live during that early '67 tour jaunt! Enjoy!