Friday, March 2, 2012

Radio KBwD is on the air


It's gotta be, right?

We're too young to remember the band when they were active, only their goofy and good-natured television show that was re-running in syndication while we were growing up.

We always felt the following was a great country and western tune, masquerading as a pop gem and don't know why someone like George Jones, George Strait or Dwight Yoakam never gave it the straight-up treatment.

Ladies and Gentlemen, from England, it's the late Davy Jones and the Monkees performing, "Last Train to Clarksville".

See you at the station



K T Cat said...

(Davy) remembers in particular about the first time he heard The Monkees’ debut single “Last Train To Clarksville” played on the radio while cruising in Micky’s Mustang, weeks before the show even aired.

“We both looked at each other, ‘Clarks’ had started to play,” recalled Davy. “It was six weeks before the show was on air, and it caught my breath. Every time I hear it now…where ever it is, I go, ‘whoa – that’s me!’”

Read more: The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show’s Interview With Davy Jones

K T Cat said...

By the way, it wouldn't work without Micky's vocals. Just like the Shrek movie using Smashmouth to do "I'm a Believer" was just plain wrong.

Also, here's another great clip.

Dean said...

Thanks for sharing that, KT. I have fond memories growing up and listening to Gary Owens on K-Earth 101.