Notes on back cover:
In the old days, monkeys were apparently great fun. They were especially jolly if you rounded up a whole bunch and put them in a barrel.
Now this may be so, but, to say nothing of barrels, you don't see too many monkeys walking around on their own these days. As a result, the whole "more fun than a barrel full of monkeys" scene has to be accepted on faith.
This being the case, it's a good thing that there are four guys knocking about today who are more fun than any barel of originals could hope to be. We mean, of course, THE MONKES - David Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith - Who are not featured in barrels, but on T.V. and records.
This album is a salute to THE MONKEES, to the four kids who answered the ad in the Daily Variety - "MADNESS!! Auditions, Folk and Roll Musicians - Singers - running parts for 4 insane boys, ages 17 to 21" - and went on to captivate millions.
THE MONKEES were chosen after 437 aspirants had been interviewed and rejected. All four are in their twenties but despite this are always referred to as kids: - they act like kids and seem to think of themselves that way.
Folowing selection, THE MONKEES were given an intense six-week course in improvisation. Anyone who has seen their television show, a combination of techniques taken from Beatle movies and T.V. commercials, will appreciate just how much spontaneity and improvisation is required of them.
With two hit singles and a hit album behind them, plus a top-rated T.V. show playing weekly, THE MONKEES are now making a cross-country personal appearance tour. We re sure you will be watching for them to arrive in your town. In the meantime, we know you will find this salute to the fabulous four right out of sight.
CATALYST PRODUCTIONS - Brian Ahern.
A PRODUCT OF ARC SOUND LTD., TORONTO, ONT.