Once again filling in for RiaD’s T.I.T.A.S.S. (Thurdays I Think About Stupid Stuff—- for the libidinous n00bs)
RiaD is obviously still not 100%, having only posted 4 Essays and made 233 comments since her return Mar. 30th. Rest and Eat dear Ria.
So,anyway, I had been planning to take a bunch of cheap shots at this:
but my friend, we’ll call him Bill, received another shipment of vinyl. In it was an album by The Monks.
So Meg and her fan will have to wait.
Introducing The Monks
Gary Burger: Lead guitar, lead vocalist
Larry Clark: Organ, vocalist
Dave Day: Banjo (initially rhythm guitar), vocalist (died January 10, 2008)
Eddie Shaw: Bass guitar, vocalist
Roger Johnston: Drums, vocalist (died November 8, 2004)
All the members were American GIs stationed in Germany in the mid-sixties. They began playing together in 1964, calling themselves the 5 Torquays. The Torquays differed little from countless other bands of the time: They covered Chuck Berry songs and played music inspired by the British beat groups. But the band experimented together musically – Gary Burger said:
“It probably took us a year to get the sound right. We experimented all the time. A lot of the experiments were total failures and some of the songs we worked on were terrible. But the ones we kept felt like they had something special to them. And they became more defined over time.”
Maybe can’t quote from the official site.
This will not be pleasing to everyone.
The Monk Chant
How To Do Now
Shaw told me in a 2003 interview. “Our crowd was a harder crowd, so to speak. We’d play that song very sarcastically, and the whole audience would sing, ‘I want to fuck your hand.'”
I Can’t Get Over You
Black Monk Time
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