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Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Psychedelia vs. Art? This choice isn’t as easy as you might think.

‘I said – Honey, can you cut this?’ The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on that groovy ‘Randy Scouse Git’ outfit

‘I said – Honey, can you cut this?’ The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on that groovy ‘Randy Scouse Git’ outfit

Remember that table cloth-like dashiki? You’ll never guess what it actually was.

‘It took us all by surprise’: Micky Dolenz still marvels over the Monkees’ comeback

‘It took us all by surprise’: Micky Dolenz still marvels over the Monkees’ comeback

One video, quite appropriately, shows them thawing from a deep freeze.

‘Something’s got to trigger’: Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

‘Something’s got to trigger’: Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

One of their most trenchant late-1960s protest songs took a circuitous route.

‘We should get some lyrics written for that’: One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

‘We should get some lyrics written for that’: One of the Monkees’ great improvisations … wasn’t

Micky Dolenz credits Mike Nesmith for recognizing this gem’s potential.

‘I’m not a Monkee every day’: For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

‘I’m not a Monkee every day’: For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life

His solo shows are a varied delight. Later this fall, he’ll appear in ‘Comedy is Hard.’

‘One of the best songs he ever wrote’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the Mike Nesmith hit that got away

‘One of the best songs he ever wrote’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on the Mike Nesmith hit that got away

Instead, the Monkees saw another singer hurtle to stardom with her own version.

‘So many groups used studio musicians’: Micky Dolenz pushes back on criticism of early Monkees recordings

‘So many groups used studio musicians’: Micky Dolenz pushes back on criticism of early Monkees recordings

The Monkees, in fact, employed the same sidemen as the Beach Boys, and the Byrds.

‘Just a total word association’: Micky Dolenz’s first original for the Monkees caused quite a stir

‘Just a total word association’: Micky Dolenz’s first original for the Monkees caused quite a stir

It reached No. 2 in the UK, but only after a name change to (no kidding) “Alternate Title.”

‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

Their last project, back in 1996, was the first to include all four members since 1968.