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The Minus 5, the folk/rock/pop collective captained by Scotty McCaughey, announce their latest release, Of Monkees and Men, out August 19 on Yep Roc Records. An imaginative tribute to the Monkees’ legacy in music and popular culture, the album was previously only available in a five-LP, limited edition 2015 Record Store Day release.

The album is now available for pre-order, with an instant download of “Robert Ryan is Among Us.” Watch the performance of a few songs in the newly premiered Sawyer Sessions, and be sure to check out Scott Mccaughey talking about The Monkees.

Of Monkees and Men, as a separate LP, comes on the heels of The Monkees’ 50th Anniversary. “I was eleven years old when I first heard ‘Last Train To Clarksville,’” McCaughey remembers. “And I became a lifelong Monkees fan in that moment.” With Of Monkees and Men, McCaughey’s fandom has reached new heights, and of his obsession with ‘60s rock, AXS notes, “The Minus 5 always adds up to a good time for nerdy rock history buffs,” but adds, “It’s also fantastic, even if you aren’t a nerd.”

The album features nine original songs, that pay heartfelt homage to the Monkees as well as other friends and artists influential to McCaughey’s musical psyche. Side One tackles each member of the Monkees in song, starting with the ten-minute epic “Michael Nesmith,” and ending with “Boyce & Hart,” which praises the songwriting team behind many beloved Monkees hits. Side Two bows to iconic actor Robert Ryan, the brilliantly literate Portland-based Americana band Richmond Fontaine, and, in “Blue Rickenbacker” and “Weymer Never Dies,” two lost comrades that loom large in McCaughey’s development into a rock and roll lifer.

Oft-seen over the years with the Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M., the Baseball PRoject, Tired Pony, Tuatara, Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3, etc., McCaughey guides the band as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The Minus 5’s lineup on recordings and performances is constantly and intentionally in flux, dependent on “musician availability, whim, and wind direction.” Of Monkees and Men includes members of R.E.M., The Smithereens, and Laura Gibson as the girl in “Davy Gets The Girl.”

Tracklist:
1. “Michael Nesmith”
2. “Davy Gets the Girl”
3. “Song for Peter Tork”
4. “Micky Is a Cool Drummer”
5. “Boyce & Hart”
6. “Blue Rickenbacker”
7. “Robert Ryan Is Among Us”
8. “Richmond Fontaine”
9. “Weymer Never Dies”
Posted on 23 Jul 2016
Spanish Tour CD Giveaway
i got one Spanish tour CD to give away, i had scott sign it for the lucky winner!




all you have to do is leave a comment at the post in our facebook group or if you aren't on facebook, you can send me a mail at: stoffel79 telenet be, with "Spanish Tour CD Giveaway" in the header. I will draw a winner July 5th
Posted on 20 Jun 2015
Scott McCaughey - " Fruitbasket Blues" @ Ego Live, Alcala de Henares, Spain
Last video from the Spanish "Scott the Hoople" tour
CD giveaway for one of the limited tour album to follow soon.

Posted on 13 Jun 2015
Scott McCaughey - "Rock 'n' Roll Pest Control" @ Le Bukowski, San Sebastian, Spain
Posted on 09 Jun 2015
Scott McCaughey - Welcome To The Party @ Colegio de Abogados, Bilbao
Posted on 08 Jun 2015

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The Minus 5

May 13 - Star Theater,Portland, OR
May 14 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA


Young Fresh Fellows

June 25 - Burger Boogaloo, Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA

Scott McCaughey

Apr 24 - Secret Society Ballroom, Portland, OR @ (with Wesley Stace a/k/a John Wesley Harding)

Peter Buck


The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon

March 22 Yabo, Fort Myers, FL
March 23 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
March 24 House of Blues, Orlando, FL
March 25 St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine ,FL (with NRBQ!!)
March 26 Crowbar, Tampa,FL


KMRIA
Pogues tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey



Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3




Tuatara




The Lowe Beats
Nick Lowe tribute band feat. Scott McCaughey, John Ramberg, Jim Sangster and Graham Black



Slow Music
Feat. Bill Rieflin and Peter Buck




The Tripwires
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster




The Baseball Project / The Minus 5, Redeyed in Austin, Vinyl EP for RSD 2015
Out: 18 April 2015

Minus 5 - Dungeon Golds
Out: Now!

The Tripwires - Get Young
Out: Now

Tuatara - Underworld
Out: Now

 




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