Take a Giant Step (song)
|"Take a Giant Step"|
US single label
|Single by The Monkees|
|from the album The Monkees|
|A-side||"Last Train to Clarksville"|
|Released||16 August 1966|
|Recorded||9 July 1966
RCA Victor Studios, Studio C
|The Monkees singles chronology|
The song is presented as a plea to a heartbroken girl to move on from her past romantic disappointments, and to "learn to live again at last", by "taking a giant step outside your mind". Critic Eric Lefcowitz describes the song as "proto-psychedelic."
The song was later covered by singer Taj Mahal, in a significantly rearranged version, and included as the title track to his 1969 double album release Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home. It was also covered by Taj Mahal's band Rising Sons on their 1992 self-titled album.