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.

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One response

  1. TammyC

    I am off to stomp in my cave right now! Cool!

    May 19, 2009 at 8:56 am

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