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1. The Monks (US) are a rock n roll band, primarily active in Germany in the mid to late sixties. They reunited in 1999 and have continued to play concerts, although no new studio recordings have been made. The Monks stood out from the music of the time, and have developed a cult following amongst many musicians and music fans.

Artists to have acknowledged the Monks as an influence include Henry Rollins, the… read more

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  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    A truly great group. So many of the Garage Rock acts of the 60s only managed one or two great songs, so when you grab their LP(s) it's inevitably disappointing that they never cut any other songs half as good as, say, "96 Tears" or "Psychotic Reaction." The Monks, though, had an incredible song and a real knack for finding hooks and putting together rhythmic stompers that clearly influenced both the upcoming West German "Krautrock" music (early Can and Faust both seem to have taken inspiration from Black Monk Time) and, even more obviously, The Fall. Black Monk Time is definitely one of the very best albums of 1966 and deserves to be much better known and more widely heard than it is.
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  • Avatar for electricchurch
    raw wild and strange
  • Avatar for Nimbie
    the best band. R.I.P. Gary.
  • Avatar for joehemmings68
    Discovered them whilst going through every artist mentioned in LCD Soundsystem's Losing My Edge. Such a sick band.
  • Avatar for AngryGermanKid
    Germany-based american legends > english monks
  • Avatar for TriptheLight
    dont forget about the bonus track there she walks
  • Avatar for frankiefrogfive
    big influence on M.E.SMITH/ the fall
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  • Avatar for DANGER_OF_DEAF
    Sad times. R.I.P Gary

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