The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz: “There’s really good stuff still sitting in the vaults”

The Monkees talk us through their albums in the new issue of Uncut

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The Monkees talk us through their albums in the new issue of Uncut – dated August 2015, it’s on sale in UK shops and available to download now.

In the piece, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork explain how they were essentially a garage band, recall making the film Head with Jack Nicholson and discuss the reasons they split after just a few productive years.

Talking about the group’s unheard recordings, Dolenz explains that there are still unreleased songs in the archives.


“When the [TV] show was on the air,” he explains, “they wanted at least a couple of new songs every week, so the producers and us were told, ‘Just get in there, and make stuff!’

“So we ended up with a library [of songs], and there’s really good stuff to this day still sitting in the vaults.”

“Going our separate ways was a grave disappointment to me,” says Peter Tork. “I was hoping we had something as a band, but I didn’t know how to make it happen.”


The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork perform at London’s Eventim Apollo on September 4th.

The new issue of Uncut is out now.

The History Of Rock – a brand new monthly magazine from the makers of Uncut – goes on sale in the UK on July 9. Click here for more details.

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