Wednesday, February 24, 2010
One of the best and strangest stories in rock history is the story of the Monks. This is undoubtedly my favorite 60's garage album of all time, Black Monk Time released in '65 had to of shocked the shit out of everyone who heard it during that moment in time. I can only imagine how confused the Germans were when these guys started pounding minimalist beats and chanting into their microphones. I won't get into the band's history, but if you like them allmusic.com does a decent job of quickly explaining their story and their huge impact on modern music. I also suggest checking out the documentary titled Monks- The Transatlantic Feedback that came out in '06. A definite must have. Enjoy.