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Michael Nesmith: Ex-Beat Group Crazy In Weirdo Film Project

Interview by Mick Houghton, Sounds, 16 April 1977

MIKE NESMITH's career has taken a surprising number of twists and turns over the years, from writing songs for Linda Rondstadt in the early Sixties, ...

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Mike Nesmith (1974)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages audio, May 1974

The erstwhile Monkee on being as a producer; his relationship with, and departure from RCA; his friendship with steel player Red Rhodes; a swift look back at the Monkees; songwriting and covering others' songs, and his relationship with his live audience.

File format: mp3; file size: 26.3mb, interview length: 28' 46" sound quality: *****

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I Was Hungry, Ugly, Skinny, Poor! By MIKE NESMITH

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 18 February 1967

IT'S VERY hard for me to write about my life, since I can't remember farther back than two years! I don't think there's much of ...

The Monkees: Here is the most amazing article EVER-WRITTEN about a MONKEE

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, 4 May 1968

Mike Nesmith wanted me to expose how rude he is reveals Ann Moses in this NMExclusive from Hollywood. ...

Mike Nesmith Tells It Like It Really Is!

Interview by Carol Deck, Flip, December 1968

MIKE NESMITH has always been the most outspoken of the Monkees, but in this exclusive FLIP interview Mike reveals an astonishing honesty and candor about ...

Mike Nesmith: No Monkee Business

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 3 October 1970

EX-MONKEE Mike Nesmith has withdrawn from the bubble gum stakes to regain his country and western identity with the First National Band. ...

Mike Nesmith: Nevada Fighter

Review by Mark Leviton, Phonograph Record, September 1971

MIKE NESMITH is about as noncommital as a person can be. Ask him about his music's derivation and he's likely to say that no, he ...

Michael Nesmith

Interview by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 20 September 1971

MIKE NESMITH was a member of the Monkees, now he's doing his own thing, come see him at the press party at the Bistro. That's ...

Michael Nesmith: Tantamount To Treason, Volume One

Review by 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 ...

Michael Nesmith: The Hits Just Keep On Comin' (RCA)

Review by Jonh Ingham, New Musical Express, 13 January 1973

IT'S LITTLE known information, but Stephen Stills auditioned for the Monkees. So it follows illogically that CSN&Y was just Steve's ambition to be a Monkee ...

Mike Nesmith: Monkee in the Countryside

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, 26 January 1974

Do me the gracious favour of not pointing me out as the most talented Monkee ...

Michael Nesmith: 283 Reasons To Like Michael Nesmith

Retrospective by John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1974

THE STORY so far: Michael Nesmith, a Texan singer and guitar player, has left the Monkees, the manufactured group brought together to make television series, ...

Ross: Ross (RSO); Deke Leonard: Kamikaze (UA); Michael Nesmith: Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (RCA)

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, May 1974

LET IT ROCK recently got hold of a bundle of old publicity photos that Decca was throwing out and the fascinating thing (apart from the ...

Mike Nesmith: The Thinking Man's Nesmith

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 13 December 1975

MIKE NESMITH has been through a fair amount of professional incarnations, his two most striking public images being most easily summed up as Monkee and ...

Michael Nesmith: From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing (Pacific Arts)****

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 26 March 1977

"ONE OF THE great advantages of being an artist is that I am able to utilise my craft periodically to write messages to myself," (liner ...

Mike Nesmith: From A Radio Engine To The Photon Wing

Review by John Tobler, ZigZag, April 1977

NO, I HAVEN'T the faintest idea what it means, but I do feel well chuffed that the task begun in November 1973 has finally made ...

Michael Nesmith: On The Road To ‘Rio’

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, May 1977

IT WAS INEVITABLE that when Michael Nesmith returned to London recently to promote jet lag and his single, 'Rio', we should meet again. My vibrant ...

Michael Nesmith

Discography by John Tobler, ZigZag, September 1977

It's more than a tragedy that Mike Nesmith’s 'Rio' wasn't a bigger hit single. Not for me, because I've seen the amazing film about which ...

Mike Nesmith: Ex-Monkee Puts Parts Together

Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 March 1985

On TV, Michael Nesmith says he'll be 'the big cheese, the honcho, the stud duck' ...

Big Tit Sue and Bigger Tit Sue: Torrid Tales of the Troubadour

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Hotel California', 2006

UP ON THE Sunset Strip, the live scene was hurting. Name bands were now too big to play small clubs like the Whisky: they'd be ...

What happened when these '60s artists decided to go solo?

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

GOING SOLO IS an ancient musical tradition. Probably there was a Gregorian monk whose yearning for the spotlight made him think, "I can do this ...

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