March 26, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Monkees

"Randy Scouse Git" is the first song penned by Monkees drummer Mickey Dolenz. It tipped the UK charts at #5, but never made it up the charts in the states. The song is from the combo's third album, Headquarters, their first real album on which there were almost no session players. The album was bolstered by surprisingly strong writing from Mike Nesmith and Dolenz and marked a turning point for the band from just a TV cast churning out pre-written songs, to an actual group of singers and songwriters working together creatively.

The Monkees -- Randy Scouse Git