The Monks

Sixties US group, famed for early use of feedback. Formed 1964
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The Monks

The Monks Biography (Wikipedia)

The Monks, referred to by the name monks on record sleeves, were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, West Germany in 1964. Assembled by five American GIs stationed in the country, the group grew tired of the traditional format of rock, which motivated them to forge a highly experimental style characterized by an emphasis on hypnotic rhythms that minimized the role of melody, augmented by the use of sound manipulation techniques. The band's unconventional blend of shrill vocals, feedback, and guitarist David Day's six-string banjo baffled audiences, but music historians have since identified the Monks as a pioneering force in avant-garde music. The band's lyrics often voiced objection to the Vietnam War and the apparently dehumanized state of society, while prefiguring the harsh and blunt commentary of the punk rock movement of the 1970s and 1980s. The band's appearance was considered as shocking as its music, as they attempted to mimic the look of Catholic monks by wearing black habits with cinctures symbolically tied around their necks, and hair worn in partially shaved tonsures.

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The Monks Tracks

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I Hate You
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I Hate You
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Monk Time
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Monk Time
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We Do Wie Du
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We Do Wie Du
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Shut Up
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Shut Up
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Oh, How To Do Now
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Oh, How To Do Now
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I'm Watching You
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I'm Watching You
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Complication
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Complication
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Monk Chant (live)
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Monk Chant (live)
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Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice
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Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice
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Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy
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Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy
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Boys Are Boys
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Boys Are Boys
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Love Came Tumblin' Down
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Love Came Tumblin' Down
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Monk Chant
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Monk Chant
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Cuckoo
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Cuckoo
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I Cant Get Over You
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I Cant Get Over You
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Upcoming Events

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May
2019
The Monks, Loyle Carner, The Jungle Giants, Mabel, SOAK, The Magic Gang, Blaenavon, Shame, The Night Café, Clean Cut Kid, Confidence Man, Slowthai, Javeon, Stella Donnelly, Old Sea Brigade, Giant Rooks, King No-One, Louis Berry, Estrons, Ms Banks, Ren Harvieu, Spinn, Life, The LaFontaines, Our Girl, Ruston Kelly, Aystar, Bokka, Kara Marni, Emily Burns, Ryan McMullan, Mother's Cake, CHILDCARE, Husky Loops, Paris Youth Foundation, JVCK JAMES, Benny Mails, Benin City, Liela Moss, The Tea Street Band, Indigo Lo, Goodies, Pearl Charles, Dancing On Tables, Saltwater Sun, Dayo Bello, Altopalo, Casey Lowry, I Set the Sea on Fire, Pom Poko, Sound City, Alligator, Heavy Lungs, Red Rum Club, Bríet, Lazy Day, Penelope Isles, 32 tens, Cousin Kula, Columbia, Just Mustard, Sophie And The Giants, Annelie, Lylo, The Zangwills, Glass Peaks, The Only Sun (UK), Little Thief, Eve Belle, Michael Clark, FRANKIIE, Parliamo, Molly Rainford, Scalping, Jimmy Allen, Hanover, Katy Alex, Harry Miller, Mamatung, Diskret, Azura Kings, LIFE (Hull), Mateusz Franczak, Creatures Official, 52 Hertz Whale, Hope (DE), Make Friends, Josh Island, Loving Embers, Monks (UK), Lennie Dies, OSCAR - Soul Experience, Cave Party, CREATURES (Berlin), george (죠지) and Blaž (SLO)
The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, UK
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May
2019
The Monks, Theatre of Hate, Fuzzy Sun and Inhaler
Manchester Academy, Academy 2 & Club Academy, Manchester, UK
15
Jun
2019
The Monks, Peach Fuzz and Cut Glass Kings
Night & Day Café, Manchester, UK

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