Porpoise Song (Goffin - King) / As We Go Along (King - Stern)
|Catalogue Number: 66-1031 A / B|
|Matrix Number: WZKM-5346* / WZKM-5342*|
|Released: October 1968|
|Highest Australian Chart Position: 34|
For some strange reason, the moment that the Monkees left Australian shores, their stellar chart success suddenly ceased. Was it the distinctly un-bubblegum nature of "Porpoise Song"? Was it the notoriously obtuse publicity campaign for the accompanying feature film "Head"? Had the Australian market for Monkees material finally just reached saturation point? Was it the absence of regular television exposure? Or was it a combination of the above?
For whatever reason, this beautiful Goffin-King song, now highly regarded by most modern day Monkees fans, coupled with the equally exquisite B-side "As We Go Along", failed to dent the Australian top thirty.
The austere sleeve, which matched the LP cover in its minimalism, didn't help matters.