Label: International - 2499000,International - 249900 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Garage Rock
It was released in May through Polydor Records and was the only album released during the band's original incarnation. The album's subversive style and lyrical content was radical for its Shut Up - The Monks - Black Time and today is considered an important landmark in the development of punk rock.
InBlack Monk Time was ranked the th greatest album of the s by Pitchfork. Like the album, it failed to garner commercial success. The single was re-issued in by Play Loud!
The album was initially released to a muted critical and commercial reception, but has since gone on to become widely critically acclaimed and is now viewed as an important protopunk album. Anthony Carew in a retrospective review Shut Up - The Monks - Black Time About. NO-ONE ever came up with a whole album of such dementia. The Monks' Black Monk Time is a gem born of isolation and the horrible deep-down knowledge that no-one is really listening to what you're [sic] saying.
They wrote songs that would have been horribly mutilated by arrangers and producers had they been back in America. But there was no need for them to clean up their act, as the Beatles and others had had to do on returning home, for there were no artistic constraints in a country that liked the sound of beat music but had no idea about its lyric content. In Play Loud! Productions released a Monks tribute album, the double-LP Silver Monk Timefeaturing input from 29 international bands including the original Monks in conjunction with the film Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback.
Productions compilation Silver Monk Time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Garage rock proto-punk punk rock  . Retrieved 11 February Retrieved July 4, August 22, Deusner 14 April Pitchfork Media. The Quietus. May The Monks. Black Monk Time. Let's Start a Beat — Live from Cavestomp. Hamburg Serge Prokofieff* - Peter Und Der Wolf (Ein Musikalisches Märchen) List of releases The Early Years — Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback.
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