Sunday Morning Coming Down

I’ve mentioned many times on these pages that this is one of my favourite songs ever, and have posted several different versions of it. But never before have I posted the version recorded by the man who wrote it, Mike Nesmith of The Monkees fame (or Michael Nesmith as he is known here, a bit like when footballer Andy Cole started insisting he be referred to as Andrew as he wanted to seem a bit more grown up and sophisticated).

There’s a compilation album out which brings together a load of “lost” recordings from when he was signed to the RCA Victor label, and which features the song in question. I’ve not had chance to listen to the whole album yet, but the songs I have listened to leads me to think this is as album which will feature on these pages again.

In the meantime, this, a more honky-tonk version than I’ve previously featured:

Michael Nesmith & the First National Band – Different Drum (Alternate Version)

More soon.

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coming Down”

  1. Different Drum is one of my ’50 songs to take to my grave’, but mine would probably be the Linda Ronstadt/Stone Poneys version. That’s pretty unbeatable to my ears, including Mike’s (sorry, MICHAEL’s) version.

  2. Interesting version, very honky-tonk as you say. My favourite version is still the Linda Ronstadt one however first discovered on these very pages on a 2016 edition of Sunday Morning Coming Down (I remember that as it was my first year of blogging).

      1. Not at all but I do remember that year very well as I was posting about three times a week and of course there was The Chain as well. Used Linda’s song for my 100th post as it was my favourite new discovery since starting my blog. Now it ties with Jose Feliciano’s cover of California Dreamin’. Always the covers.

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