Black Monk Time

The Monks - Black Monk Time
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1966 Ratings: #9 / 31
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
1966 Ratings: #16
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March 1, 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
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i dont have words for this album honestly

sure it is technically proto punk and garage rock if you want to simplify it but. i just cant describe the sound,, the drums sound like banging pots and pans, the guitars are incredibly distorted and aggressive for 1966. and the vocals are fucking deranged. man. i had "monk time" stuck in my head for two months after i heard it.
it really sounds like some rogue monks went homeless and are trying to get money by playing music with objects on ... read more
In 2016 i went to Brno in the Czech Republic on an excange program, there I had a rooomate who did an absurd amount of drugs. He took psychadelic drugs 3-5 times a week, and had a big collection of music, but mostly he just listend to experimental stuff. He persuaded me into trying shrooms with him, and I had the most mindblowing and existencial experience of my life. When we took the shrooms we went up to the roof of our dorm and listened to this album. Black Monk Time has helped me see music ... read more
Zany greatness.
*Surprised more people haven't tried this album.

So the 12 songs making up this album are great, but make sure to get the expanded version that includes some great additions including "I Can't Get Over You" & "Love Can Tame The Wild".
HOLY SHIT. Proto-Whatever! 1966! 1966! THE FUCK! 1966! The monks should be held in the same breaths as TVU.... the monks take the piss out all contemporaries...
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Track List

  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
  7. Complication
  8. We Do Wie Du
  9. Drunken Maria
  10. Love Came Tumblin' Down
  11. Blast Off!
  12. That's My Girl
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Added on: April 23, 2013