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The line "Andy, you're a dandy, you don't seem to make no sense" refers to Andy Warhol.
Although written by the Monkees, the songwriting credit lists Hank Cicalo as the only composer. It was The Monkees' way of thanking him for helping them put together their album and dealing with their antics. Cicalo was able to buy a new house with the profits he made from sales of Headquarters thanks to his credit.
The nonsensical lyrics that begin the song are based on part of Bill Cosby's "A Nut In Every Car" routine from his first album. (thanks, Sean - Chicago, IL, for all above)
"Nevermind the furthermore, the plea is self defense" is a line from the Broadway musical Oklahoma. (thanks, Drew - Crystal Lake, IL)
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind. Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand
, is a fan.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons