black monk time
I mentioned this the last time I posted on these guys a couple years ago, but it still sort of blows my mind that the Monks even existed in the early to mid-1960s. The group of 5 American GIs -- stationed in Germany at the time -- seemingly emerged from nowhere with a new brand of furiously raucous but undeniably poppy experimental garage-punk that was years ahead of its time, effectively confusing the shit out of countless German teenagers (see videos, below). If you were unfamiliar with these dudes, now's a good time to get acquainted, as the group's seminal Black Monk Time LP is being reissued -- complete with 6 rad bonus tracks, including the incredible unreleased jam "Pretty Suzanne" -- along with a collection of previously unreleased early demos (including two songs the group recorded as the 5 Torquays) by the great Light In the Attic Records.
the monks :: monk chant
the monks :: love came tumblin' down (demo)