the gold needles

up next that promised cover from the Gold Needles. Alas no sound links for now, this is their version of the Monkees’ cut ‘the poster’ which originally appeared on their ‘the birds, the bees and the Monkees’ set from ’68, indeed the one that featured ‘daydream believer’. A faultlessly faithful homage that if anything, manages to out round the sharp edges of the original and into the bargain teases out a smokily mellow toning that glints delicately in a hazily lolloping arrest of a 60’s west coast sun all the time piped and purred by the lazy eyed lull of caressing chime corteges. The track features of 7a’s celebration of the Monkees entitled ‘listen to the bands’ – the set a gathering of a 25 cover versions by a wealth of talent currently buzzing around on the outer edges of the underground, proceeds of which go to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund. Here’s a brief snippet of what’s instore….

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