Don't Call On Me

Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. (1967)

Songfacts®:

  • Mike Nesmith wrote this song as an exercise in playing major-sevenths chords on a guitar, specifically, Eb-maj7 and Ab-maj7. Nesmith demoed the song in 1963, a year before Gerry & the Pacemakers released "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Keith - Dallas, TX
  • The liner notes to the 1994 CD reissue of the Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. refer to the fictitious Pump Room mentioned by Micky Dolenz in his voice-over at the beginning of the track. The truth is that the Pump Room and the Palmer House, both mentioned in the voice-over, are real. The Palmer House is a historic hotel in downtown Chicago now owned by Hilton, and the Pump Room is a restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood of the city. However, the Pump Room never was part of the Palmer House, despite Micky's voice-over. The group recorded a good deal of the album in Chicago, which may explain Micky's use of Chicago landmarks. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sean - Chicago, IL

Comments: 6

  • Connee from Chestertown, MdTo Olivia of Philadelphia -- I posed the question to Peter Tork on his Facebook page. This was his staff's reply: "It's not a black eye. It's like a temporary tattoo they used to wear in the 60s. If you notice, he has one on his right hand in Pleasant Valley Sunday."
    -Connee, Chestertown, MD
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxYou hear Peter say, "Check, please!" as it fades out.
  • Olivia from Philadelphia, PaIn the "What am I Doing Hanging Round" video, why does Peter have a black eye?
  • George from Belleville, NjWhat a haunting beautiful ballad.I love the melody and chord changes.The lyrics are good too.All around a really good listening experience.
  • Sean from Chicago, IlOh...speaking of recording in Chicago...it's pretty well known among Monkees fans that the "rainbow" films et al -- "Daydream Believer," "No Time," "She Hangs Out," "Salesman," "What Am I Doin' Hangin' Round," "Love Is Only Sleeping,' "The Door Into Summer," "Randy Scouse Git", and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (am I forgetting any?) -- were filmed in Chicago. Well, what I just found out was that the studio where they did the films for those songs (I hestitate to call them "music videos" because they weren't called that then) is now known as Harpo Studios!
  • Larry from Coral Springs, FlNice slow song with feeling
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