Safe, catchy, bubblegum pop, every week. The pop star David Cassidy was picked up so many times he started to grow handles. Lefcowitz, Eric. While the Monkees were introduced as the epitome of mainstream, inoffensive pop, they have, ironically, been variously embraced by a multitude of marginal, subversive, and cult audiences since then. While the statement that all things Monkees are automatically unpopular and anti-mainstream is certainly up for debate, Monkees fan activity online seems to suggest that the Monkees continue to be an attractive site of cult appreciation and camp reinvention for many subcultural groups and will likely remain so for a while. The Monkees and Head.
The ebullience and youthfulness that characterised his performances in the band were just as present in real life.
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