Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought ( The Monkees…. Did they actually play their own music?)

A lot of artists can get over on the audience. Many times a fan can “think” that a performance is real and genuine when it is anything but. This group might be able to play the song “now” but that doesn’t mean that they knew what they were doing when this video came out. Several things come to mind when watching the guys in the band “pretend” to play along on this song. For Davy Jones, who is playing tambourine, you can hear the instrument on the recording well but it is no where close to a microphone when he is banging it on his hip in this video.  The drummer (who is also the vocalist) seems to be playing his part right but there are times during the song when he stops (yet on the recording the drums still play on). Peter, the keyboard player, makes the hand motions as if he is playing the parts right, but there are times in the song when he stops playing as well (and even claps his hands) while the song plays on. How can that happen? The interesting part of this is that there is bass guitar playing throughout this song, but yet there is “no bass guitar” player onstage in the video with them. Was he invisible? I can tell that vocally the drummer “can sing the song.” At least that part is good. I used to love the Monkees. Now that I am older and my ear can pick out certain elements of music it is amazing to see some of the things that certain artists “didn’t do.” How far back can this go? I guess it really doesn’t matter whether people faked it or not during their songs. Their reputation was still good and as long as they had the correct pieces with them onstage then that is all that matters. However, for the sake of this video, there is a lot of fake happening here. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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