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Monks – I Hate You

The mid 60’s saw the arrival of 5 American GI’s who had decided to become a band. They were a band who had Monk tonsures, and wore cassocks with nooses worn as neckties. They also sounded unlike anyone else.
Walther Niemann and Karl H. Remy were the ‘designers’ behind the band, who saw them as the anti-Beatles.
Doo-Wop, Merseybeat, and Rock ‘n’ Roll were just some of the elements that made up the proto-Punk Garage sound of Monks.
Unfortunately, ‘Black Monk Time’ was their only album; and it will forever be a shame that we didn’t get to hear where this act could have ended up.
Anyway, here is one from the 1965 album, and it’s a belter full of loving spite.

As a sidenote, it’s worth a mention that this track features in the Big Lebowski soundtrack; it’s playing in the background at the bowling alley when Walter pulls out his gun.


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