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!