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Michael Nesmith: Tantamount To Treason, Volume One

Charles Shaar Murray, Cream, November 1972

IN THE DAYS when he was the young generation with somethin' to say (though he was too busy singin' to put anybody down), Mike Nesmith was the tall skinny straight man with the Monkees. Since the dissolution of that admirable rockin' teen combo, he has undergone the transformation that metamorphosed young Woolhat Nesmith into that sage ol' country philosopher-hermit Papa Nes. As Papa Nes, he has given us three albums with the First National Band, (two of which have been issued in this country and are certified good listening) and one with the Second National Band (this one).

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