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 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. Read the entire article – Musical Comedy’s Latest Revival Owes a Lot to the Monkees. Dan Moore, Phoenix New Times, August 8, 2013 Receive on-going info about “Why The Monkees Mattered” book and more! Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture Order Your Copy Now! Related posts: From The Research Vault: Monkees Romp 1967 Behind The Scenes From The Research Vault: Daydream Believers: The Monkees’ Story. Canada: World International Networks. From The Research Vault: Fresh Off ‘Frozen,’ Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Prepare a New Musical. New York Times From The Research Vault: Monkees tour pays homage to Jones, Variety, 2013 From The Research Vault: Musical influences, the mysteries of songwriting and God.