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What, no Nesmith? Get Over It. No really.

May 18, 2011 by  
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The Monkees are currently in the midst of the first UK concerts of their 45th Anniversary Tour, and they appear to be having a grand old time. But I’ve got a bone to pick – not with the Monkees, but with a handful of their obsessive fans, the ones who can’t seem to fathom the idea of The Monkees without a certain Michael Nesmith.

Seriously? Is there any real Monkees fan out there who needs to ask “Where’s Mike”?? How can anyone possibly be surprised that Nesmith is absent from these proceedings?? In the past 25 years Mike has done one short tour of the UK with the band (in 1997) – and that’s it. Otherwise it’s been the other three carrying the torch and keeping The Monkees brand alive. And I say God bless ’em.

Yes, Michael Nesmith was a Monkee, and you could argue that he always will be (like Davy Jones says: “The Monkees is like the mafia – once you’re in, you’re in”), but let’s be real. Dolenz, Jones, and Tork ARE The Monkees, and have been since 1986. Every once in a while Nez will show up at a concert and sing a couple of songs, and people go apeshit like he’s Moses or something.

via Jeff’s Fancy Blog: What, no Nesmith? Get Over It. No really..

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