Ep. 468 – The Monkees @ The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA – 07/16/11

Poppinoff Jul 20th, 2011 | By
Category: Greek Theater, The, Los Angeles, Monkees, Video Concert Reviews

Monkees

I have to be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Monkees live. I knew they were old and were essentially the Backstreet Boys and NKOTB of the 60′s, but when it came down to it – this was a show that I just couldn’t miss.

The Monkees @ The Greek Theater video concert review

The Monkees @ The Greek concert review

I didn’t grow up with The Monkees TV show, but constantly rocked out to the songs of The Monkees more than enough throughout my life to be excited for this show. I had spent a good portion of my childhood jumping around to Monkees hits such as “I’m A Believer” and “Daydream Believer.” I was ready to see a good old-fashioned Pop show.  Well, an old-fashioned Pop show isn’t exactly what I got.

The Monkees stuck to their guns and based the majority of their stage show around The Monkees TV show from the 60′s.  The antics were overly-staged and written, but gave the show a  sitcom feel. It was very entertaining.

Peter played the dope that constantly was setting up Davy and Micky with lines. Davy was diplomatic and did a great job of leading the story, and Micky was the one who was ready to get down and have a good time. In addition to “monkee-ing” around onstage,  The Monkees also sounded pretty good and and put a lot of energy into their set.

The one thing that caught me off guard about this show was The Monkees’ deep tracks that were performed.  I didn’t know that The Monkees had written well over 20 psychedelic tracks.  I had always just thought that The Monkees only performed cheesy Pop songs. In reality,  they had actually written some seriously trippy stuff.

I was also shocked that they played for over 2 hours  and performed 41 songs.  Highlights from The Monkee’s  Greek set include “I’m a Believer,” ” Look Out (Here She Comes Now),” ” All of Your Toys,” “Girl,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” ” A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” ” (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” ” Daydream Believer,” and ” Pleasant Valley Sunday.”

I will most likely not see The Monkees again,  simply due to the fact they are all getting old , and this tour is in celebration of  their 45th anniversary! They will most likely never tour again.  I do have to say that if you were ever a fan of The Monkees,  you need to make sure to catch this tour, as it could very likely be your last chance to relive some of your fondest childhood memories.  – lorn

 

The Monkees @ The Greek Theater 07/16/11 Setlist

  1. I’m a Believer
  2. Mary, Mary
  3. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
  4. The Girl I Knew Somewhere
  5. When Love Comes Knocking
  6. Randy Scouse Git
  7. Valleri
  8. Papa Gene’s Blues
  9. Saturday’s Child
  10. I Wanna Be Free
  11. That Was Then, This Is Now
  12. Girl
  13. I Don’t Think You Know Me
  14. All of Your Toys
  15. Hard To Believe
  16. What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?
  17. She
  18. She Hangs Out
  19. Sometime in the Morning
  20. Someday Man
  21. Circle Sky
  22. Can You Dig It?
  23. As We Go Along
  24. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?
  25. Porpoise Song (Theme From “Head”)
  26. Daddy’s Song
  27. For Pete’s Sake
  28. Cuddly Toy
  29. Words
  30. Shades of Gray
  31. Goin’ Down
  32. It’s Nice to Be With You
  33. Your Auntie Grizelda
  34. Last Train to Clarksville
  35. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
  36. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
  37. Daydream Believer
    Encore
  38. Listen To The Band
  39. Pleasant Valley Sunday
  40. I’m a Believer (Reprise)

 

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One Comment to “Ep. 468 – The Monkees @ The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA – 07/16/11”

  1. Torri says:

    This was such a blast from the past- loved it! and how nice to see my friend Stacie in the background during the first interview. Yup, they should be included in the music hall of fame.

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