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1 review »It's beat time! It's Monk time! After years of reading Mark E. Smith banging on about them and wongly assuming that The Monks would be just another cool 60s garage band I finally checked them out a few months back at Brian's suggestion and I'm glad I did because Black Monk Time is 3000% amazing! These dudes went to Vietnam and ended up forming a beat combo in Germany which eventually evolved into ... »

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Black Monk Time by Monks
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9/10 Brett Staff review, 12 June 2009
It's beat time! It's Monk time! After years of reading Mark E. Smith banging on about them and wongly assuming that The Monks would be just another cool 60s garage band I finally checked them out a few months back at Brian's suggestion and I'm glad I did because Black Monk Time is 3000% amazing! These dudes went to Vietnam and ended up forming a beat combo in Germany which eventually evolved into the funny haircuts and gimmicks that give them quite a solid claim for being one of the first conceptual art rock bands.. Not that that's all they have to offer, their good-time anti-war stance overall sound are equally extraordinary with more raw bite than you'd assume possible for a record made during the era. Extraordinary stuff and if you've any interest whatsoever in bands like The Sonics, The Seeds or the myriad one-'hit' wonders featured on the Pebbles or Nuggets series' then this is an easy recommendation.. The double LP's a bit of a hefty price but it's a lovely package, with a heavy duty tip-on gatefold sleeve and extensive notes on the insert. If that's overkill then the CD looks tasty enough!

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