MONKS - Black Time LP
The Monks (originally called The 5 Torquays) were formed in 1964 by five American GIs stationed in Germany. They played standard rock and pop covers in the beginning, but after they changed their name to The Monks, the music also changed - based on primitive tomtom rhythms, bursts of guitar feedback, fuzz bass, free form organ runs & an electric banjo on top of all the chaos, they stumbled upon a style of their own. Their sole album, Black Monk Time, was recorded in 1965 and continues to win them new fans. Many consider it to be the first Avant-Garde Rock album. After two more singles, they disbanded in 1967.