Susan King – “A Monkees ‘Head’ Trip” (2008)

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From Nov. 12, 2008, this article from the Los Angeles Times looks back on the 40th year anniversary of The Monkees’ psychedelic surrealistic film Head,which may have bombed at the time, but later became a cult classic. This stream-of-consciousness film is a revelation to anyone who has only ever seen their TV show…

Forty years ago, the Monkees’ only feature film, Head, hit theaters – and people have been scratching their heads ever since.

Though far from a masterpiece like the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night from 1964, the film, starring Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, is a surreal time capsule – a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness blast from the past. It’s as if Jean Cocteau had consumed lots of LSD and decided to make a rock movie. Only its true history is a lot trippier, considering that Jack Nicholson wrote the script and a…

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