In Will’s recent core dump of music recommendations came The Stone Poneys doing “Different Drum.” It’s a curious song. Musically, it is hard to make work, but The Stone Poneys do so. And Linda Ronstadt’s voice is, as always, beautiful. She would later do the song as a solo act.
The song was written by Michael Nesmith of The Monkeys fame. In fact, the song was apparently first performed on their television show. When I was a kid, I didn’t much like the show. But it might have been very good. Does anyone remember it fondly?
Regardless, here it is: