Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday music spot: The Monkees "Last Train To Clarksville"

I used to watch the Monkees TV show as a small boy because it was often very funny and I liked the music. The significance of the words of songs like this one completely escaped me at the time.

Now I understand that Clarksville was a departing station for young men drafted to fight in the Vietnam War I realise that lines like "And I don't know if I'm ever coming home" had a lot more kick than I appreciated ...


1 comment:

Jim said...

The Monkeys always remind me of "grannys house" see as a kid (well from I was 6 or 7) both my parents worked, so we used to go to grannys during the summer hols a lot of the time. As a kid i used to spend a lot of time "playing out" with my friends or going to st bees on our bikes, but, she lived on Hensingham main street and so that was not available so the monkeys TV show kind of became my norm there.