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And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'

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Released  August 1972
Length  30:26
Release date  August 1972
Label  RCA Records
Recorded  March 1972
Artist  Michael Nesmith
Producer  Michael Nesmith
Genre  Country rock
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And the Hits Just Keep on Comin (1972)  Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash (1973)
Similar  Michael Nesmith albums, Country rock albums

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And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' is Michael Nesmith's fifth solo album during his post-Monkees career for RCA Records. Recorded and released in 1972, all ten tracks had been composed by Nesmith prior to and during his time as a member of The Monkees.

Contents

The album features Nesmith on vocals and acoustic guitar and long-time accompanist Red Rhodes on pedal steel guitar. Nesmith has stated that the title of the album is a reaction to the record label repeatedly asking him to write more hit songs and features Nesmith's own version of his tune "Different Drum", a hit for The Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt in 1967.

The version of "Different Drum" found here features four verses as opposed to the three in Linda Ronstadt's version; the verses in the Ronstadt version are the song's first, the second, the bridge, and then the fourth. "Different Drum" made an unofficial debut on The Monkees episode "Too Many Girls" when Mike, posing as a mic-frightened folk singer, butchers its lyrics while playing the guitar.

Nesmith and Rhodes recorded an instrumental, "Cantata & Fugue In C&W," for the album but it was left off.

Several songs (notably "Keep On") reflect a theme common to Nesmith's country-flavored tracks — the theme of never letting fear get the best of you. The liner notes to the album are signed "Papa Nes".

The album was re-released on the Pacific Arts label and also reissued with Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash by RCA/BMG International in 2000.

Track listing

All songs by Michael Nesmith.

  1. "Tomorrow & Me" – 3:45
  2. "The Upside of Good-Bye" – 2:50
  3. "Lady Love" – 2:50
  4. "Listening" – 2:23
  5. "Two Different Roads" – 2:39
  6. "The Candidate" – 2:35
  7. "Different Drum" – 2:58
  8. "Harmony Constant" – 3:48
  9. "Keep On" – 3:30
  10. "Roll With the Flow" – 5:08

Personnel

  • Michael Nesmith – vocals, guitar
  • O.J. "Red" Rhodes – pedal steel guitar
  • Songs

    1Tomorrow & Me3:49
    2The Upside of Good-Bye2:58
    3Lady Love2:56

    References

    And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' Wikipedia


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