Like Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth" and John Phillips' "Safe in My Garden," Michael Nesmith, too, was inspired to write a song about the infamous Sunset Strip riots. But unlike those two great songs, Nesmith's "Daily Nightly" is more about the misinformation that the media put forth about the event. His thoughts and lyrics in this tone poem certainly seem to mirror the acid-magnified state of mind of the youth of Los Angeles that hung out on the Sunset Strip. Musically, it's a wild affair: Underneath a strong and folksy pop/rock melody and chord changes, Mickey Dolenz performs solos and sound effects on an early Moog synthesizer in a somewhat untrained, but nonetheless stunningly beautiful fashion. Nesmith also handed the lead vocal over to Dolenz, who turned in an exquisite performance on this, possibly the most overtly psychedelic song the Monkees ever attempted.