Donnerstag, 26. März 2020

Live Music On German TV

Bildergebnis für the monks band

There were artists to any time that tried to do things no one did before. I could name many in music and it would be an almost endless list. Most of them have their reputation in music history but I will feature today one of the forgotten ones. The Monks were a band formed in Gelnhausen, close to Frankfurt, by five GI's in 1964 as the 5 Torquays as a beat-band playing in their barracks for fun. As they went for professionals they changed their style immense. Instead of beat they worked on a new sound and included sound experiments and psychedelic to their music. The songs often had not a real melody, the beat was heavy and often repetitive. A band that was truthfully ahead of their times. Today they are valid among musicians as a pioneer of the punk and influenced artists like The Beastie Boys, Dead Kennedys, The White Stripes or The Fall. This footage is from 1966 when they promoted their first album in the monthly music show Beat Club.

2 Kommentare:

TheRobster hat gesagt…

I remember hearing some Monks tracks before and thought then how they seemed to sound familiar. They clearly influenced many while remaining obscure. They were once called the 5 Torquays? Had they ever visited the South Devon coastline, I wonder...?

Walter hat gesagt…

I don't know if they have ever been to English Rivera but they should have and I ask myself if the people there were ready for this kind of music, Robster