Monkees singer Micky Dolenz has dropped a track from his upcoming album Remember. Titled “Randy Scouse Git,” it’s the first song he ever wrote that made it onto the charts in 1967. Bandmate Peter Tork calls it one of his favorite Monkees songs
Dolenz, 67, wrote the song after a party the Beatles threw for Monkees band members, which also included lead singer Davy Jones and guitarist Michael Nesmith.
The song was also featured on “The Monkees” tv show and was originally a track on the band’s album Headquarters.
Micky Dolenz Reprises ‘Randy Scouse Git’
The title was somewhat controversial for its time because it literally translated “horny kid from Liverpool.” It was re-titled when it was released in Great Britain.
The lyrics include references to the Beatles and their record label as “the four kings of EMI,” and other popular artists at the time, including Cass Elliot of the Mamas and Papas and Dolenz’s future wife, “Top of the Pops” emcee Samantha Juste. They married in 1968 and divorced in 1975 after having one child.
The album features songs that Dolenz says had an influence on his life. Many of the songs have new arrangements and were written by The Beatles, Carole King, Harry Nilsson and Neil Diamond among others.
The album will be released Sept. 25. Check out the track above and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more music updates.