Good Clean Fun (Nesmith) / Mommy And Daddy (Dolenz)
|Catalogue Number: 66-5005 A / B|
|Matrix Number: WZKS-3077 / WZKS-5310|
|Released: September 1969|
|Highest Australian Chart Position: 26|
Culled from the Monkees eighth album "The Monkees Present", these two songs were recorded the previous year, but only able to be considered for release now, because by this time, the three remaining Monkees had gained full artistic control over what was issued on record. Due perhaps to a loyal core fanbase, this record still acheived a foothold in the Australian top 40.
This was the first Monkees single released on the new orange label that RCA Australia had just started using. Another new feature of these new labels was the rather helpful listing of "intro times", that is, the amount of seconds of instrumental backing at the start of the side before the vocal comes in, so that any enterprising disc jockey could continue his patter right up until the very moment the vocalist commenced singing. For those who are interested in this sort of information, "Good Clean Fun" has 14 seconds of intro, while "Mommy And Daddy" has 13.
It would be almost unfair to not point out that - once again - the Australian arm of RCA manages to incorrectly list the B side as being of the greater importance.