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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)
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
Don Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.