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Right Time for Monk Time,
This review is from: Black Monk Time (W/Book) (Dlx) (Audio CD)
Got this album on the strength of the reviews on Amazon and its historic reputation and man this thing is fantastic! The production is crystal clear and the songs, my god, I cannot believe it is 1966! The rythem section is so ahead of the game its not funny and the hooks are incredible. It is impossible not to move when this is playing.
Standout tracks being, Monk Time, I Hate You and Drunken Maria although there is not one weak track in sight with the possible exception of Thats My Girl, but seeing that this is the last track, it is hardly a problem.
Fans of Early Stooges and garage in general will love this. Reminiscent of early Kinks and The Who, but in my opinion outstrips both and that is saying something. This is often compared with the Sonics debut and although this is simailar in style, it is no where near in terms of production or song quality.
In short, this is one those rare artifacts: a genuine lost classic from the sixties that lives up to the hype