The Monkees - Made in Japan 1968
Budokan Hall Tokyo Japan October 4th 1968
Mp3 192 mbit/s Soundboard Quality (Radio Broadcast) Bootleg
The Monkees were a pop singing quartet assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1965 to 1968. The primary members were Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who were the public face of a music production system under the supervision of Don Kirshner. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name. The group undertook several concert tours, allowing an opportunity to perform as a live band as well as on the TV series. When the show was cancelled in 1968, the band continued releasing records until 1971. In the 1980s, the television show and music experienced a revival, which led to a series of reunion tours, and new records featuring various incarnations of the band's lineup.
Info taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkees
This is from the 'Far East' tour, and captures a band that at least live, probably still had something to prove.
You can also enjoy a couple of 'hot rocking' Japanese DJ's whose voice overs, bring a huge smile to my face, somehow I think this was pretty serious stuff for them.
Clearly from a radio broadcast of the show - FM thankfully - but remember this was 1968, so don't expect audio heaven, that said it is highly listenable, after the initial intros.
01_The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville 03:15
02_The Monkees - I Wanna Be Free 02:40
03_The Monkees - Dw Washburn 02:46
04_The Monkees - Daydream Believer 02:17
05_The Monkees - Cuddly Toy 02:34
06-The Monkees - Salesman 03:30
07_The Monkees - It's Nice To Be With You 02:51
08_The Monkees - Mary, Mary 02:24
09_The Monkees - Cindy, Cindy 01:54
10_The Monkees - Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky 00:45
11_The Monkees - Johnny B Goode 02:13
12_The Monkees - Gonna Build A Mountain 03:41
13_The Monkees - I Got A Woman 06:25
14_The Monkees - I'm A Believer 02:09
15_The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone 04:57
Runningtime 44:13 min
Micky Dolenz - Drums/Vocals
Davy Jones - Percussion/Bass/Vocals
Michael Nesmith - Guitar/Vocals
Peter Tork - Bass/Organ/Banjo/Vocals