Could you tell someone you like their hat without bringing your hand to your head? No! It would be like telling someone you like the Monkees without pointing to the Mike Nesmith statue in the corner of your room. Everyone knows it's there but no-one mentions it.
It may be considered weird to have an unhealthy obsession with Nesmith but sometimes it's just what the doctor ordered.
Having come through The Monkees acid faze with some brain cells left, Michael Nesmith decided to turn his hand to some good ol' country rock, (or should I say, help invent it). Okay, Grams' Burritos had got there first but Nesmith and his wonderfully titled First National Band weren't far behind.
As with most things Michael Nesmith got involved with it was a great success (although not commercially this time). The band made two great albums, Magnetic South, and Loose Salute (where this song comes from).
From Country rock he went on to be one of the pioneers of music TV (cheers for that Mike) and into film production and writing.
Without Mike Nesmith we wouldn't have had many things, and without this track we wouldn't have had a hit from a certain '80's bedsit fave (any guesses? - tune in Friday for the answer).
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