ORIGINAL 1967 FIRST PRESS
PLAYS CLEAN ! STILL IN SHRINK WRAP!
USA - COLGEMS - (STEREO ) - COM 103
Housed in a beautiful MINT (mono) '67 original cover
1967 The Monkees won the battle with their record label executives and
performed Headquarters with their own instruments, and for that reason,
The Lp is probably the most important release of all the bands albums.
The potential for failure was immense. The band could loosely be termed
musicians, but could hardly be termed a proper band. For instance, the
only person with any previous experience behind a drum-kit was Davy
Jones and he was so small he couldn't be seen from behind the equipment
so the job was handed over to Mickey Dolenz. Given all the possible
hazards Headquarters is an absolute triumph
50 years ago this month, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork found themselves at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the third time in less than a year, but this time it mattered more to the Monkees crew than the other two occasions combined. Why? Because this time The Monkees played their own instruments. The album is a brilliant conglomeration of everything that made the Monkees great - the rural/rock/psychedelic/pop influences of each of the band members different muses blend in a unique, and flabbergastingly successful way that defies all logic about how rock bands are supposed to work.
When a band comes into existence with the aid of a television studio, it should come as no real surprise when said band tends to be at the mercy of that studio, but you can imagine the frustration such a situation would cause with the band members, particularly when those members have proven ability as musicians. It wasnâ€™t an easy battle for The Monkees to win, but in early 1967, the guys made their way into the RCA Music Center of the World Studios on Sunset Boulevard and, in no time at all, they had come up with an album which they viewed as a real game-changer.
Headquarters was definitely a great album, but a game-changer? Well, maybe, but certainly not from a commercial standpoint. Yes, it turned a number of heads and made more than a few non-believers realize that there was more to The Monkees than just the prefabricated poprock group theyâ€™d heretofore perceived them to be. Yes, it also set a precedent which led them into Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., which many have argued is the best album in the entire Monkees catalog. Creatively speaking, though, the opportunity to play their own instruments and contribute creatively to their albums in a more substantial way truly brought out the best in The Monkees. Donâ€™t believe us? Just listen.
You Told Me
I'll Spend My Life With You
Forget That Girl
You Just May Be The One
Shades Of Gray
I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
For Pete's Sake
Early Morning Blues And Greens
Randy Scouse Git
CONDITION: The cover: rated: MINT final collection artifact with 4 sharp corners - real fresh look, 48 years of age -- there are no delete marks, no split seams, no bends, and no writing ... VERY collection worthy LP in this condition ...
The vinyl: Rated "EX" (excellent) no groove and wear plays clean ... Both Colgems labels are clean
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
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All imperfections are noted both cover & record
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