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Here No Evil
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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I mock you with my monkey pants!
Vincent G. Macek | Decatur, Georgia USA | 06/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First things first. I like the first cut - a lot - but I was around when redneck beat poet Deacon Lunchbox walked the earth. Yes, if you were fond of Davy Jones' spoken-word valentine, you will be put off by this Bluto-demeanor threatening growl of a cover. Just skip this cut and move on if you must.Actually I bought this album because of the number of local (Atlanta, GA) artists contributing. The Diggers had the countrified credentials to do a wailing great take of 'Circle Sky'. Anne Richmond Boston skillfully evokes a dusty nowhere small town Mister Webster is well out of. Magnapop, Doll Squad and so many others rock out finely. Whether fuzztoned, straight-ahead rockabilly or just plain hammered out rock, the artists maintain the clear-eyed upbeat spirit of things. Really only a couple of songs don't do anything fresh and new with the originals, and only Live Bait's 'Randy Scouse Git' disappoints. Sorry, guys, but the mewling delivery doesn't stack up to Mickey Dolenz's righteous caterwauling.Don't think of a tribute album as a collection of old favorites; think of it as a way to introduce yourself to some new talent. And these folks are hip enough to dig a band hip people weren't supposed to dig. Dig?"
Unusual And Interesting Remakes
Vincent G. Macek | 01/15/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here No Evil, a predominantly New South and Roots Rock tribute to the Monkees, was released on an Atlanta, GA, label and displays a distinct regional sensibility. Contributors include former-dB Peter Holsapple ("You Just May Be the One"), Mitch Easter (a great version of "Valleri" on which he plays all the instruments), Bob Rupe (not too long after he had left the Silos), and what may have been the last appearance of the Chant. The Vulgar Boatmen provide a strummy rendition of "The Kind of Girl I Could Love," and Magnapop turns "Pleasant Valley Sunday" into a crunchy rocker. Many of the artists are local and/or unknown, and the song list is unusual - no one remakes "I'm a Believer" or "Words," for example. Here No Evil was made a couple of years before Rhino reissued all of the Monkees' original albums, which may account for something. In any case, Here No Evil is interesting for its handful of rarities. - Greg Adams, AMG"
Hey, Hey I Like The Monkees
Michael | Puyallup, WA USA | 02/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge fan of the Monkees. I have all their albums on CD. Both the covered versions and the Monkees' versions of my favorite songs ("Sweet Young Thing," "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day," and "You Just May Be The One" just to name 3) all are awesome tracks by Opium Hello, Larry Joe Miller and The Rockabilly Rockets and Peter Holsapple are great, just like the Monkees. There's just two things that disgust me, "The Day We Fall in Love" could have been done better and where's "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"?"