From The Research Vault: Musical Comedy’s Latest Revival Owes a Lot to the Monkees. Dan Moore, Phoenix New Times, August 8, 2013

Musical Comedy’s Latest Revival Owes a Lot to the Monkees. Dan Moore, Phoenix New Times, August 8, 2013

Musical Comedy's Latest Revival Owes a Lot to the Monkees. Dan Moore, Phoenix New Times, August 8, 2013

The Monkees have survived so many backlashes and revivals that Micky Dolenz can answer most of your questions before you even consider asking them. Just say “TV show” or “actors” or “instruments,” by way of priming the pump, and he’ll generate an interview that touches on every important piece of the band’s strange history and successful revival.

He’ll tell you about their formation and their reunions and the way each new generation discovers their TV show and their music. He’ll explain how a meta-band in a sitcom transformed, thanks to their own skills and a top-notch songwriting team, into a real band playing fictional versions of themselves. He’ll go over the backlash and the backlash against the backlash.

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