Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Mike Nesmith

"Lothario in A"

“Lothario In A”: Red Rhodes on Elektra

It was a bit of a sea change, prestige-wise, for Red Rhodes to go from “lowly” Crown (and I say that with affection) to Jac Holzman‘s esteemed Elektra label.  Aside from 1970’s supergroup experiment with Red Rhodes, Buddy Emmons, Sneaky Pete, Jay Dee Maness, and Rusty Young – Suite Steel: 

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"Daily Nightly"

“Daily Nightly”: Mickey Dolenz, Moog Pioneer

The rap on The Monkees I remember growing up was that “they didn’t play their own instruments.”  While it is often true that seasoned session players provided much of the musical backing behind the Monkees’ vocal tracks, it is inaccurate and unfair to say that the Monkees didn’t bring their

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