Way cool vintage video: The Monks
The story of the Monks seems way too cute: Five American GIs in the ’60s, form a garage band, shave their heads like monks and play their crazy music to wildly enthusiastic Germans.
But I’m hooked and this video is freakin’ great. I love the primal heavy drumbeat, signature mid-60s organ and (ahead of its time) guitar feedback. It’s a real cave stomper. Look at those German kids move! The band is being rediscovered with the recent reissue of its only studio album, “Black Monk Time,” and a companion release of early demos.