Sonic Reducers | Farewell Mike / Hello New Music

The Monkees Mike Nesmith has died — and we have something to say about that.

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And then there was Micky.

For those who haven’t already heard, Monkees singer-guitarist Michael Nesmith (the one in the tuque) died today at age 78, just weeks after completing his latest tour with bandmate Micky Dolenz, who is now the last surviving Monkee (Davy Jones died back in 2012, and Peter Tork passed in 2019). Natrually, Eric Alper and I are talking about Nesmith in today’s episode of Sonic Reducers. Listen in as review his life and career both in and out of The Monkees, deliver the mandatory reminder that his mom invented Liquid Paper, and still find time to talk about this week’s crop of new albums. Sonic Reducers. One topic (OK, two today). Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.

The Monkees in 1966 (clockwise from top left): Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones.