Maybe It’s Part Of The Joke?

A Hallmark movie led me down the rabbit hole and into the Twilight Zone Time Machine, where I ended up watching an old Monkees video.

Listen to the music, particularly the drums, and watch Micky Dolenz “playing” the aforementioned drums:

Thank goodness they had the sense to usually be showing other band members when the more aggressive drum riffs were being heard. USUALLY.

I understand that his primary role was as the vocalist in the band, and according to his Wikipedia article he was taught to play the drums after the band was put together and could play passibly well by the time they went on tour. But on this song, “Fast” Eddie Hoh played the drums and Dolenz only sang.

Even in the Hallmark movies, when they have a character playing the piano or a violin, they at least do an acceptable job of faking it. This video? Well, not so much.

But on second thought – maybe it’s part of the joke?

 

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One response to “Maybe It’s Part Of The Joke?

  1. I think it was all part of the joke. I was the right age-ish for the Monkees madcap show… a young Beatles fan, so almost old enough to think the Monkees were beneath me. Tastes and sophistication change radically month by month at that age! The age where Davy Jones was the best because he was British, but actually, Mike Naismith was much cooler…
    And we knew most of them couldn’t play…

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