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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:19 pm 
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I read an interview by another band member who was getting chewed out and then buddy asked him if he wanted the shirt he just took off.<br><br>We got sticks thrown at us when we fucked up so or we would have to play a durm roll for 20 minutes or march around the track for a mile with our drums on so, I don't feel sorry for them.<br><br>You should see my knuckles.  I have a scar from a stick for playing a dirty roll in a regional show.<br><br>That is why we were the world champs!


I find competition kind of anti-music, I mean it's not football or basketball. I found this a refreshing take within a review of the movie Whiplash at the 14:50 mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFYBVGdB7MU


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Frank Zappa Asked Monkee Micky Dolenz To Drum For The Mothers Of Invention
Jim Clash

Aug 4, 2020,12:33pm EDT

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimclash/2020/08/04/frank-zappa-asked-monkee-micky-dolenz-to-drum-for-the-mothers-of-invention/#26949c733c23

Who knew that alternative rock musician Frank Zappa had asked The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz to play drums in his band, The Mothers Of Invention? Or that The Beatles were fond of The Monkees? Or that the Pre-Fab 4, as The Monkees were dubbed by some critics, are a fan favorite for The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? In this exclusive interview, Dolenz tackles these topics, and more. Following are edited excerpts from a longer phone conversation.

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Jim Clash: I heard somewhere that Frank Zappa had considered you for drummer in The Mothers of Invention?

Micky Dolenz: When The Monkees show had gone off of the air, we were still recording a bit, fulfilling some obligations. I lived up in Laurel Canyon, and down the street was my friend, Frank Zappa. He was a fan, had been on our television show. He got The Monkees, understood what we were, and what we weren't. He was a very smart man. He called me up one day, and I remember it so clearly. He asked if I would be the drummer for his band, The Mothers Of Invention [laughs]. I had to pick myself off of the floor. Of course, I was incredibly flattered, like "Oh my God!" But, he said that I'd have to get out of my recording contract with RCA, because his band was going to record. So I called the record company, and basically they said, "Absolutely not. You still have two albums to fulfill." So I told Frank, but there was definitely a part of me that was relieved. I don't know if you know Frank Zappa's music, but boy, I'd have been very challenged.

Clash: The Beatles said some good things about you guys, correct?

Dolenz: Yes, they were fans, they got it that The Monkees was not a band, not a group. It was a television show about an imaginary band that lived in this imaginary beach house in Malibu. It does beg the question of how we could afford a Malibu Beach house when we never got any work [laughs]. We spoke to all of the kids around the world who wanted to be The Beatles. There was even a poster of The Beatles in our imaginary house, the set, which we would throw darts at. Now when I say The Beatles were fans, I don't think Paul [McCartney], the first Beatle I had met, sat around watching Monkees episodes. John Lennon was the first one I remember saying publicly, "I like The Monkees, I like The Marx Brothers." That was absolutely spot on. That's what The Monkees were, this half-hour little Marx Brothers musical.

Clash: Some critics dubbed you, "The Pre-Fab 4." Your reaction?

Dolenz: When you're as successful as we were, you just don't give a damn. You wouldn't say that Glee Club was a pre-fab Glee Club, would you? They also said The Monkees were a manufactured group. But you wouldn't say that Glee was a manufactured Glee Club. Look, with us, the proof is in the pudding. You don't stand up like The Monkees have for six decades if there wasn't something there.

Clash: There's some talk that The Monkees are contenders for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Dolenz: I'm flattered, you know. That's been going on for years now, fans doing petitions and supporting us. But I've never chased awards and banners. My big hey-day was when we won two Emmy's for the [Monkees] television show. I understand that the RRHOF is not an open democratic enterprise. It's essentially a private club. It was started by three guys, two of them from the music industry, one from journalism. They're going to let in who they want. And they're not going to let in who they don't want. There are a lot of people who don't understand that. I think that's where the confusion comes from. Jethro Tull isn't in. What, are you kidding me?

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