Thursday, September 28, 2006

Monk Rock

If you’re an American GI based in Germany and you decide to:

1. Form a band with other GI’s
2. Get Monk haircuts
3. Buy Monk robes
4. Name your band The Monks

Well, then, you’d be wise to bring the rock. And that’s exactly what The Monks did on their 1966 release Black Monk Time. Every song on this album seems like it’s going to explode at any second. And if you’re wondering why the songs are so lyrically simple and repetitive, keep in mind that they were playing for non-English speaking audiences. So please, open your ears and hearts for some angst ridden, electric banjo driven proto-punk…

Shut Up

And here’s a little bonus video…

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