Navigating late slash end career Monkees is a perilous minefield. HEAD (previously
) has with the luxury of time evolved from embarrassing boondoggle to a challenging and experimental piece of cinema admired for it's utter determination to be challenging and experimental.
33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee
has not enjoyed the same fate. [more inside]
posted by mediocre
on Oct 9, 2012 -
60 years ago, two moments in musical history took place in Cleveland, Ohio:
The first, being the original Moondog Coronation Ball, hosted by disc jockey Alan "Moondog" Freed; the event was hailed as the first ever rock concert, and continues in spirit with a commemorative anniversary performance
featuring Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees, Sam Moore, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
The second event was the subsequent riot which broke loose that evening, when a printing error on the venue's tickets caused twice the audience's standing capacity to be sold. Frustrated and impatient concertgoers surged into the building, which led to cancellation, a formal apology from Freed, and the cementing of the 50's music scene as dangerous and unruly.
posted by Smart Dalek
on Mar 21, 2012 -