The Monks: Caption this photo and win copies of their new Light In Attic releases!
DOWNLOAD: The Monks (as The Torquays) – “Love Came Tumblin’ Down” (mp3)
Just in time for Record Store Day, the master restorers over at Light In The Attic Records are re-releasing two hard to find gems from The Monks (no, not the “Drugs In My Pocket” Monks), but these guys:
The Monks were five beat playing American GIs stationed in Germany who, after their discharge, decided to stay and continue their musical mission. Meeting up with a team of local managers, they transformed themselves and their sound into a holy racket like the world had never known. This five-person order literally birthed the above genres through a fuzz-drenched evolution of sound, bursting with social commentary and future primitive rhythms.
These are the definitive releases of these classic albums. Numerous period photographs (many unseen) and an extensive two-part essay by Canadian music journalist Kevin Howes (Rodriguez – Cold Fact, Jamaica – Toronto series) accompany both releases and tell the Monks story like it has never been told. Bonus material dating back to pre-Monks Torquays and up to post Black Monk Time 7″s are also included.
In celebration of the re-release of these classic albums, I’m giving away a copy of Black Monk Time and The Early Years 1964-1965 to the two readers who send me the best caption for the above photograph of The Monks. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, lucky winners (who will get one CD each) will be picked on Wednesday, April 22.
Full track listings and cover art after the jump.
Monks: The Early Years 1964-1965 and Black Monk Time
Monks: The Early Years 1964-1965
Release Dates: CD – April 14th / LP – April 28th
1. Monk Time
2. Love Came Tumblin’ Down – FREE MP3
3. Boys Are Boys
4. Space Age
5. We Do Wie Du
6. I Hate You
7. Pretty Suzanne
8. Higgle-dy Piggle-dy
9. Hushie Pushie
10. Oh, How To Do Now
11. Boys Are Boys
12. There She Walks
Monks: Black Monk Time
Release Dates: CD – April 14th / LP – May 5th
1. Monk Time
2. Shut Up
3. Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice
4. Higgle-Dy – Piggle-Dy
5. I Hate You
6. Oh, How To Do Now
8. We Do Wie Du
9. Drunken Maria
10. Love Came Tumblin’ Down
11. Blast Off!
12. That’s My Girl
13. I Can’t Get Over You
15. Love Can Tame The Wild
16. He Went Down To The Sea
17. Pretty Suzanne
18. Monk Chant (Live)
* Each CD release includes 36-pg deluxe booklet feat. in-depth notes, interviews, lyrics, and countless unseen photos
* Select CDs include limited edition Monks Trading Card (collect all 7 cards!)
* Each limited edition Double-Vinyl gatefold LP features 180 gram wax, old school tip-on jacket, lyrics, and notes