This week's Counterbalance serenades the weekend squire who just came out to mow his lawn. A pop-psych delight, or the only choo-choo train that was left out in the rain the day after Santa came? Let's find out.
The show was mostly wholesome, often silly, and sometimes slyly subversive in its social commentary. It employed all of the hallmarks of earlier forms of comedy like slapstick, wordplay and visual gags.
The Monkee's Headquarters pulsates with a primitive garage fervor, the joyous sound of four eager musicians taking the wheel after months of riding in the backseat; Pisces, too, has more power under the hood than many listeners may realize.
More of the Monkees lingered at number one on the Billboard chart for 18 weeks in 1967, later confirmed as the third best-selling LP of the '60s (a higher ranking than any Beatles album), and by some measures the 12th best-selling of all time.