The Monks (referred to by the name monks on record sleeves) were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, Germany in 1964. Assembled by five American G.I.s 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

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  • The Monks (referred to by the name monks on record sleeves) were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, Germany in 1964. Assembled by five American G.I.s 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. In late 1964, while known as the Torquays, the band issued the self-financed single "There She Walks", however, the release barely hinted at the music the group would record the following year. With the help of a German management team, they decided to change their name to the Monks and released the "Complication" single to coincide with the distribution of their one and only studio album, Black Monk Time on Polydor Records, in March 1966. Though the album and additional singles issued throughout 1966 and 1967 achieved limited success at the time, they have become highly regarded amongst music enthusiasts and commentators. A few days after the release of Five Upstart Americans in 1999, all five of the original band members held a reunion concert followed by other series of sporadic tours in the 2000s. The band has acquired a cult following as a result of the newfound interest in Black Monk Time, and appearances on several compilation albums, most notably the expanded version of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968. Punk bands and acts of other genres from the 1980s and 1990s, such as the Dead Kennedys and the Beastie Boys, have credited the Monks as an influence on their own musical styles. (en)
  • The Monks était un groupe de garage rock américain basé en Allemagne. (fr)
  • The Monks (deutsch: „Die Mönche“) sind eine Beat-Band, die bis Ende der 1960er Jahre in der damaligen Bundesrepublik aktiv war. Ab 1999 gaben sie wieder gemeinsam Konzerte. Die Monks unterschieden sich deutlich von anderen Bands ihrer Zeit. Sie gelten heute unter Musikern und Fans als Wegbereiter des Punk und beeinflussten nachfolgende Künstler wie Henry Rollins, die Beastie Boys, Jello Biafra, The White Stripes oder The Fall. (de)
  • The Monks (en español: Los Monjes) fue una banda alemana de protopunk/garage rock formada en 1964 en la ciudad de, Gelnhausen, fue uno de los primeros grupos del movimiento musical del garage rock en Europa, Fue conocido el grupo por sencillos como "Cuckoo", "There She Walks", "Complication", "Love Can Tame the Wild" y "Pretty Suzanne". El grupo ha hecho reuniones parciales desde 1999, pero solo lo hacen para seguidores de culto, en lo que han relacionado su músicos y fans del grupo y llamados "conocedores de la música". Su última reunión fue en el 2007. Desde el 2004 han fallecido 3 de los 5 integrantes originales en los cuales son: Gary Burger, Dave Day y Roger Johnston, quedando solamente 2 miembros originales vivos del grupo. Uno de sus álbumes más conocidos fue el de 1966 titulado Black Monk Time. (es)
  • The Monks (in italiano I monaci) è una band di rock and roll formatasi nella metà degli anni sessanta e attiva principalmente in Germania. Il gruppo era composto da 5 militari americani di stanza a Francoforte. (it)
  • The Monks, foi uma banda de rock americana dos anos 60. Tiveram uma das carreiras mais curiosas do rock (não confundir com os Monkees). O The Monks tinha uma musicalidade animalesca e alegre. Como muitas bandas de garagem americanas desta epoca, eram inquietos em testar novos timbres e instrumentos. Apesar de serem norte-americanos, formaram a banda enquanto prestavam o serviço militar numa base americana situada na Alemanha. O som da bateria soava como uma marcha militar misturada com “Polka”, muito “feedback” de guitarra, e ainda um banjo elétrico. Se apresentavam vestidos de monges e tinham um corte de cabelo igual ao dos monges fransciscanos. Infelizmente o grupo acabou prematuramente em 1967, e os EUA sempre ignorou a originalidade da música dos Monks. São tidos até hoje como precursores do Punk rock. (pt)
  • The Monks (Monks, the monks; англ. монахи) — гаражный рок-коллектив, состоявший из солдат армии США с военной базы в Западной Германии. (ru)
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  • The Monks était un groupe de garage rock américain basé en Allemagne. (fr)
  • The Monks (deutsch: „Die Mönche“) sind eine Beat-Band, die bis Ende der 1960er Jahre in der damaligen Bundesrepublik aktiv war. Ab 1999 gaben sie wieder gemeinsam Konzerte. Die Monks unterschieden sich deutlich von anderen Bands ihrer Zeit. Sie gelten heute unter Musikern und Fans als Wegbereiter des Punk und beeinflussten nachfolgende Künstler wie Henry Rollins, die Beastie Boys, Jello Biafra, The White Stripes oder The Fall. (de)
  • The Monks (in italiano I monaci) è una band di rock and roll formatasi nella metà degli anni sessanta e attiva principalmente in Germania. Il gruppo era composto da 5 militari americani di stanza a Francoforte. (it)
  • The Monks (Monks, the monks; англ. монахи) — гаражный рок-коллектив, состоявший из солдат армии США с военной базы в Западной Германии. (ru)
  • The Monks (referred to by the name monks on record sleeves) were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, Germany in 1964. Assembled by five American G.I.s 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 (en)
  • The Monks (en español: Los Monjes) fue una banda alemana de protopunk/garage rock formada en 1964 en la ciudad de, Gelnhausen, fue uno de los primeros grupos del movimiento musical del garage rock en Europa, Fue conocido el grupo por sencillos como "Cuckoo", "There She Walks", "Complication", "Love Can Tame the Wild" y "Pretty Suzanne". El grupo ha hecho reuniones parciales desde 1999, pero solo lo hacen para seguidores de culto, en lo que han relacionado su músicos y fans del grupo y llamados "conocedores de la música". Su última reunión fue en el 2007. (es)
  • The Monks, foi uma banda de rock americana dos anos 60. Tiveram uma das carreiras mais curiosas do rock (não confundir com os Monkees). O The Monks tinha uma musicalidade animalesca e alegre. Como muitas bandas de garagem americanas desta epoca, eram inquietos em testar novos timbres e instrumentos. Apesar de serem norte-americanos, formaram a banda enquanto prestavam o serviço militar numa base americana situada na Alemanha. O som da bateria soava como uma marcha militar misturada com “Polka”, muito “feedback” de guitarra, e ainda um banjo elétrico. Se apresentavam vestidos de monges e tinham um corte de cabelo igual ao dos monges fransciscanos. Infelizmente o grupo acabou prematuramente em 1967, e os EUA sempre ignorou a originalidade da música dos Monks. São tidos até hoje como precurso (pt)
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