This Wednesday’s Kyle Meredith With… features Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, who speaks with Kyle Meredith about the major 50-year anniversaries of Head and Instant Replay, what the transition between their respective styles had to do with the format of the band itself, and how Good Times! put The Monkees back on the charts after nearly 50 years. Dolenz also discusses the album’s recent follow-up, Christmas Party — the very first Christmas album from The Monkees — and offers an update about a “vault” of unreleased Monkees songs.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.