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Peter Tork loved 1 of the Monkees albums that weren’t “Bubblegum Music”

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TL; DR:

  • Peter Tork had strong opinions about the Monkees albums of the 1980s and 1990s.
  • He said one of the albums was very different from the early work of the Prefab Four.
  • The album was not recorded in the United States or the United Kingdom.
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Peter Tork of the Monkees talked about the albums the band released in the 1980s and 1990s. He said one of the albums was “sterling”. Additionally, he said that Micky Dolenz’s work on the album was “really stellar”. Notably, Tork felt that the record deviated from the bubblegum music of Prefab Four.

Peter Tork said the band returned to their 1960s sound in the 2010s after changing their style in the 1980s and 1990s.

During a 2016 interview with Goldmine, Tork discussed the Monkees’ 2016 reunion album. Good time! “It’s not a joke and it’s nothing new,” he said. “It’s calculated in some ways, but all records are calculated to some degree.”

Tork compared Good time! to some of the earlier members of the group. “You have to be able to say, ‘Well, I like this better than that,'” he said. between the two doesn’t seem to change that. It’s more ’60s than what we did in the ’80s and ’90s.”

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Peter Tork loved every Monkees album from the 1980s and 1990s

Tork discussed some of the music the band made after their commercial heyday. “We made three albums in the 80s and 90s,” he recalls. “We were doing Share it! and we did Only U.S and we made three new songs for So now [… The Best of The Monkees], an Arista greatest hits record. I enjoyed them all. The three songs were “Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere”, a cover of “Kicks” by Paul Revere & the Raiders and the hit “That Was Then, This Is Now”.

Tork has expressed his affection for Only U.Sthe only Prefab Four album released in the 1990s. Only U.S is an outstanding album,” he said. “I think some of Micky’s work in particular is really stellar. But Only U.S was not frothy bubblegum music. That’s what The Monkees were talking about on our first two albums. »

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While Tork was a fan of Only U.Sit never charted on the Billboard 200. The Prefab Four would not reach that chart again until Good time! peaked at No. 14 in 2016.

According to The Official Charts Company, Only U.S also did not chart in the UK. Subsequently, the Prefab Four returned to the chart when Good time! reached No. 29.

Only U.S wasn’t a big hit – but Tork was very proud of the album.

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