The Monkees ‎– Head

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1 No Artist Opening Ceremony 1:20
2 The Monkees Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head")
Arranged By – Jack NitzscheBacking Vocals – David Jones*Cello – David Filerman, Gregory Bemko, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Jan Kelly*Conductor – Russ TitelmanDouble Bass [String Bass] – Clyde "Whitey" Hoggan*, Jerry Scheff, James Hughart*, Max BennettDrums – Mike Ney*Electric Bass – Douglas Lubahn*Guitar – Danny Kortchmar, Ken BloomHorns – Jules Jacob, William HinshawKeyboards – Leon Russell, Ralph Shuckett*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Micky DolenzPerformer – John R. HoenigProducer – Gerry GoffinWritten-By – Gerry Goffin/Carole King*
2:56
3 The Monkees Ditty Diego - War Chant
Piano – Michael Rubini*Vocals – David Jones*, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter TorkWritten-By – Robert Rafaelson*, Jack Nicholson
1:25
4 The Monkees Circle Sky
Bass – John Gross, Richard DeyDrums – Eddie HohGuitar – Bill Chadwick, Keith AllisonOrgan, Vocals – Michael NesmithWritten-By – Michael Nesmith
2:31
5 No Artist Supplicio 0:48
6 The Monkees Can You Dig It
Drums – Dewey MartinPercussion – Michael A. GlassRhythm Guitar [Electric] – Peter TorkSoloist, Acoustic Guitar [Lead], Bass – Lance WakelyVocals – Micky DolenzWritten-By – Peter Tork
3:23
7 No Artist Gravy
Voice [Uncredited] – David Jones*
0:06
8 No Artist Superstitious
Voice [Uncredited] – Bela Lugosi
0:07
9 The Monkees As We Go Along
Arranged By – Jack NitzscheBass – Harvey NewmarkDrums – Earl PalmerGuitar – Carole King, Danny Kortchmar, Ken Bloom, Neil Young, Ry CooderMusician – Russ Titelman, Tony McCashenOrgan, Flute – Unknown ArtistPercussion – Dennis BrucePerformer – John R. HoenigVocals – Micky DolenzWritten-By – Carole King, Toni Stern
3:51
10 No Artist Dandruff? 0:39
11 The Monkees Daddy's Song
Bass – Richard DeyCello – Eleanor Slatkin, Emmet Sargent*, Justin Ditullio, Raphael KramerDrums – Eddie HohGuitar – Bill Chadwick, Keith Allison, Michael NesmithPercussion – Brendan CahillPiano – Michael Rubini*Trombone – Lewis McCreary*, Richard LeithTrumpet – Marion Childers, Pete Candoli, Anthony Terran*Vocals – David Jones*Written-By – Harry Nilsson
2:30
12 No Artist Poll
Voice [Uncredited] – Frank Zappa, Victor Mature
1:13
13 The Monkees Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again
Bass – Lance WakelyDrums – Dewey MartinGuitar, Vocals – Peter TorkWritten-By – Peter Tork
2:39
14 No Artist Swami - Plus Strings
Arranged By, Conductor – Ken ThorneProducer [Porpoise Song Segment] – Gerry GoffinWritten-By [Porpoise Song Segment] – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*
5:21
Bonus Selections
15 The Monkees Ditty Diego - War Chant (Prev. Unissued Version)
Vocals – David Jones*, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter TorkWritten-By – Robert Rafaelson*, Jack Nicholson
4:30
16 The Monkees Circle Sky (Live Version)
Bass – Peter TorkDrums – Micky DolenzGuitar – Michael NesmithOrgan, Percussion – David Jones*Written-By – Michael Nesmith
2:20
17 The Monkees Happy Birthday To You (Prev. Unissued)
Organ – Michael Rubini*Vocals – David Jones*, Micky Dolenz, Peter TorkWritten-By – Mildred Hill*, Patty Smith Hill
1:02
18 The Monkees Can You Dig It (Prev. Unissued Mix)
Drums – Dewey MartinPercussion – Michael A. GlassRhythm Guitar [Electric] – Peter TorkSoloist, Acoustic Guitar [Lead], Bass – Lance WakelyWritten-By – Peter Tork
3:25
19 The Monkees Daddy's Song (Prev. Unissued Mix)
Bass – Richard DeyCello – Eleanor Slatkin, Emmet Sargent*, Justin Ditullio, Raphael KramerDrums – Eddie HohGuitar – Bill Chadwick, Keith Allison, Michael NesmithPercussion – Brendan CahillPiano – Michael Rubini*Trombone – Lewis McCreary*, Richard LeithTrumpet – Marion Childers, Pete Candoli, Anthony Terran*Written-By – Harry Nilsson
2:06
20 No Artist Head Radio Spot (Prev. Unissued) 2:03

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12-page accordion fold booklet with liner notes, photos and credits.

Tracks 1 to 14 released as Head, Colgems #5008, December 1, 1968
Track 16 originally released on Monkeemania, Arista/EMI (Australia) #1/2, 10/79 and Missing Links, Vol. 2, Rhino #70903, 1/23/90.
Other tracks previoiusly unreleased.

Track 2 Recorded at California Recorders, Hollywood, Feb. 26 & 28, 1968
Also issued as Porpoise Song / As We Go Along, Colgems single #1031, 10/5/68.: Pop #62
Track 3 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Aug. 3, 1968
Track 4 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Dec. 9 & 17, 1967 & Jan. 6 & 8, 1968
Track 6 Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Jan. 28 & Feb. 1, 1968; and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Jan. 29, 30, 31, & Mar. 8, 1968
Track 9 Recorded at Wally Heider's, Hollywood, May 30, 1968; and Original Sound, Hollywood, Aug. 1, 1968
Also issued as Porpoise Song / As We Go Along, Colgems single #1031, 10/5/68.: Pop #106
Track 11 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Jan. 10, 16, 19 & Mar. 1, 1968; and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, Apr. 4, 1968
Track 13 Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Jan. 20, 28, Feb. 1, 3, 4, 5, 10 & 14, 1968; RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Jan. 22, 27, & Feb. 12, 1968; and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, Jan. 25 & 26, 1968
Track 15 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, July 25, 1968
Track 16 Recorded at Valley Auditorium, Salt Lake City, May 21, 1968
Track 17 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Aug. 3, 1968
Track 18 Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, Jan. 28 & Feb. 1, 1968; and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Jan. 29, 30, 31, & Mar. 8, 1968
Track 19 Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, Jan. 10, 16, 19 & Mar. 1, 1968; and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, Apr. 4, 1968

This Reissue/Compilation ℗ & © 1994 Rhino Records, Inc.

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  • Barcode (Printed): 0 8122-71795-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0 8122-71795-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout: 3 R2 71795-2 SRC##02 M1S1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COSO-5008 The Monkees Head(LP, Album, Foi) Colgems COSO-5008 US 1968 Sell This Version
R1 528615 The Monkees Head(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Rhino Records (2) R1 528615 US 2011 Sell This Version
LIG CD 5001 The Monkees Head(CD, Album, RE) Lightning (3) LIG CD 5001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RHM2 525670 The Monkees Head(Box, Ltd, Rep + CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + 7") Rhino Handmade RHM2 525670 US 2010 Sell This Version
COSO-5008 The Monkees Head(LP, Album, Foi) Colgems COSO-5008 US 1968 Sell This Version

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swagski

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June 21, 2010
Soundtrack, with bonus material, from The Monkees' film "Head". A pastiche movie of parody and music, brimming with psychedelia and in-jokes of the late 60s and perhaps a precursor of National Lampoon humor and the likes of "Airplane!".

Brainchild of Jack Nicholson & Bob Rafelson, the film (and this soundtrack album assembled by Nicholson) were not well-received by critics or fans, but later became a 'cult-classic' for hardcore followers - especially for the cameo roles among its plot-free and convoluted story. Victor Mature features as 'Big Victor', a parody of himself. Frank Zappa leads a cow through the set. A young Teri Garr appears, as does 'Sally Silicone', aka Carol Doda, the first topless dancer at The Condor on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. Like Matt Groening's work, much of The Monkees' material had acidic social comment hidden below its commercial superficiality and this 'Head' material pushed the bar a little too far for its audience of the time. The film's solarization effects, Warhol-like framing & editing techniques and innuendos to 'head' and 'blow-jobs' may have added to the poor reception of the work.

For those interested in Jack Nicholson roles, or Zappa's early activities (that may well have inspired his own movie-making projects), the "Head" film on DVD is worth grabbing [June 2000]. For those with the patience to listen, the "Head" album has tracks penned by the likes of Goffin & King, Harry Nilsson and, of course, those merry American ersatz-Beatle japesters The Monkees...