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5.0 out of 5 stars One-off brutal 60s punk
Once upon a time the Monks were 5 ex-GIs playing R&B and instrumentals as the Five Torquays on the German club circuit. They met up with a German management team with ideas and the music got transformed into something more brutal and repetitive. The music was stripped down to its basic elements, with a concentration on the rhythm. The resulting LP, Black Monk Time,...
Published on 31 Oct 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Monks' moment of Gloria
Five ex G.I.s create their brand of garage rock in Germany -- where they were stationed -- in the mid 1960s. The 'Black Monk Time' album takes the Them hit 'Gloria' template to deliver an even less refined and more manic version over twelve tracks. The formula went down great in german clubs at the time and probably inspired the trancey rock you can find in some of Can...
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5.0 out of 5 stars punk before punk knew anything., 23 Jun 2003
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If you can imagine joy division playing captain beefheart songs with a head full of ketamine in the foul year of our lord 1966, then you've got the right mind for this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 26 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok it good but not that good, 11 July 2004
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Great sound, great beats, great attitude, but a bit short on songs. I know they are legends, and Mark E Smith thinks they are genius, but to claim that they are the true beginning of punk or whatever is getting a bit carried away.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Monks' moment of Gloria, 3 Aug 2009
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Five ex G.I.s create their brand of garage rock in Germany -- where they were stationed -- in the mid 1960s. The 'Black Monk Time' album takes the Them hit 'Gloria' template to deliver an even less refined and more manic version over twelve tracks. The formula went down great in german clubs at the time and probably inspired the trancey rock you can find in some of Can oeuvres. Added singles show that The Monks tried to branch out musically, even if keeping within the strict 1960s rock constraints and if they kept with their trademark quirky lyrics. Ignored at the time in the U.S. and U.K. (where things, as we all know, er happen), The Monks became a cult band among alternative rock stars. This reissue adds a valuable pebble or nugget to the now well documented 1960s garage rock but is not what you might term a "hiddem gem" or a masterpiece... unless you are a crate digger, a rock historian or Mark E. Smith.
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2 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ITS GOOD...... but dated, 11 April 2006
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well, this is ok i guess.. doesnt really know who it is meant to be.. starts off garage like... but ends up just like 60's.
thats not a bad thing, just the fact that bands like 'the chob' or 'bare facts' sound similar and also do it better.
thats the only bad thing i can say about it, now, unless you own these other bands mentioned on lp, (i think cd is pretty much out the question..! unless u get a compilation...)
i guess also its a pretty important document and you should have it in your collection if you are a collector of garage or roots-rocknroll.. notice i didnt say rock!
YES.. i would rather see these guys in a garage or small club rather than seeing U2 in a large stadium! yuck!!!
give me garage!
oh yeah...
and a couple of reviews above this one states the guy didnt know if it was 'punk..' well, i think for sure its punk! we have to determin the state of mind 'punk' was in back then.... thats all! remember punk is not a sound its a thought!
nuff said! get it and play it loud. drop out or like me drop out again (and again and again and again...)
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