For a band that was 100% completely fabricated — something like this very blog, come to think of it — the Monkees have certainly enjoyed a lot of fame, record sales and even respect over the years.
Assembled for TV in 1966, their show lasted on NBC for only two seasons, but the band's legacy has lasted up to the present day. Their glory days — they once had four #1 LPs within a one-year span — faded quickly, yet they have become an indisputable part of musical and pop culture history.
After the untimely death of Davy Jones in February, we felt it apt to salute the Monkees here in Framed. Our video, "That Was Then, This Is Now," was recorded by Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz and released in 1986, at the height of nostalgia for the band. It was scarcely one of their more memorable hits, but it was the only Monkees' video available to us on the former Y! Music video library before the Vevo switch (good luck finding these screen shots anywhere else!).
So there you have it.
Please enjoy the captions and the very idea that this blog keeps being posted on a commercial website.
1 — "I'm a big girl! I can roll!"
2 — "Where the heck's that guy bringing me real pants?"
3 — Mysteriously, the air decided to disarm right then and there.
4 — On Earth-5, the Monkees were welcomed into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame!
5 — "You've got to sand them and prime them first? Seriously?"
6 — "Welcome to Romneyworld, folks. Please check your previously-held beliefs and go right on in."
7 — "That's right, honey. Daddy was in the Beatles."
8 — In the '60s, girls came in a surprising assortment of sizes!
9 — Evolution: no longer just a theory!
10 — "'Yellow Brick Road!' Play 'Yellow Brick Road!'"
11 — "You were right! Now Rebecca Black sounds great!"
12 — It no longer mattered that they got funny looks from, quite literally, everyone they met.