Probably even more Christmassy in sound to his famous Christmas jolly. There is similar atmospheric stuff on the Mustard album.
It was announced yesterday that there is a new album on the way from The Monkees. 2016’s Good Times was a fantastic listen and they’ve gotten the band together one more time for a, wait for it, Christmas Album!
The Monkees Christmas Party has new and old contributions from all the people who generally live inside my pop brain. Produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and with new songs via Any Partidge, Rivers Cuomo and Peter Buck, plus they’re going to do *those* songs made famous by Roy Wood and Paul McCartney. Peter Buck also plays on a cover of Big Star’s Jesus Christ. Who doesn’t want to hear that??!? It worth saying again: Peter Buck plays guitar on a Big Star cover on the new Monkees album. What a time to be alive.
This is an interesting article. I think he is a great but unappreciated talent (at least in the last 40 years). The Wizzard b-sides were as good as the a-sides, though the albums never quite got it for me. Anyone know why he couldn’t, er, “follow through”?