Friday, 25 November 2011
The Monkees; Tear Drop City (1969)
Tear Drop City is a single by The Monkees released on February 8, 1969 on Colgems 5000. It had been recorded on October 26, 1966. The song went to No 56 on the Billboard chart. The lyrics are about a man who feels low because his girlfriend has left him. Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, it was the first single The Monkees released as a trio (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones; Peter Tork left in December 1968). Micky Dolenz did the lead vocal. Boyce and Hart produced and arranged the song, which ran 2 minutes and 1 second. The flip-side was "Man Without A Dream", with Davy Jones doing the lead vocal. Both songs were from The Monkees album "Instant Replay", which was put out on CD by Rhino Records in 1995.