The Early Years (1964-1965). On paper, it's hard to imagine a couplet that looks less like an opener for one of the best albums of the 1960s. When you hear it barked out by Monks lead vocalist Gary Burger over an otherworldly groove, though, it's an unlikely call to arms, and an immediate auditory stamp for one of the most strikingly original bands of the mid-60s. The band's sole studio album, released only in Germany in March 1966, has since become something of a legend, hailed as a precursor to punk and krautrock, and exerting influence far beyond its modest initial sales.
The Early Years 1964-1965 is an aural document of the Monks as they were trying to sort out the proportions of their singular approach. The bulk of The Early Years is devoted to a ten-song demo cut in 1965 featuring most of the tunes that would latter appear on Black Monk Time, along with a few others that would be left by the wayside . Given the long shadow cast by the Monks' small body of work, The Early Years 1964-1965 is a welcome footnote to the singular accomplishment that was their album, but this music (which was previously released on the album Five Upstart Americans) preserves a stop along the way before they reached greatness.
The Monks chronology. The Early Years 1964–1965 (2009). Hamburg Recordings 1967 (2017). Hamburg Recordings 1967 is a 2017 EP that consists of some of the last recordings by The Monks . The remaining tracks were recorded after hours at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg, after the manager, Ricky Barnes, revealed he had a recording booth set up in the club they were performing nightly at. Under pressure from Polydor, they veered away from the harder Monk's style to a softer sound more like the mainstream music of the da. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
The Monks, referred to by the name monks on record sleeves, were an American garage rock band formed in Gelnhausen, West Germany in 1964. Assembled by five American GIs stationed in the country, the group grew tired of the traditional format of rock, which motivated them to forge a highly experimental style characterized by an emphasis on hypnotic rhythms that minimized the role of melody, augmented by the use of sound manipulation techniques.
Tracks 1 - 10 recorded as demos at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany Sept. Tracks 11 & 12 recorded at Tone Studio Scherer Heidelberg, Germany late 1964 and self-released as a single, 1965. Packaged in heavy gatefold sleeve with a 32 page booklet containing photographs and extensive notes. Previously released in Europe as "Demo Tapes 1965".
The Early Years 1964–1965 is a compilation album by the German-based American garage rock the Monks, and was released on Light in the Attic Records on April 14, 2009. The album chronicles the group's recordings as the Five Torquays, which was a traditional beat band, up to their demo sessions as the Monks in late 1965. The Early Years 1964-1965 was released on April 14, 2009, corresponding with an expanded reissue of Black Monk Time by Light in the Attic Records. It marks the third time that the Monks' September 1965 demo sessions have been released, with the others being Five Upstart Americans and Demo Tapes 1965. Deming labels the album as an "aural document of. the Monks as they were trying to sort out the proportions of their singular approach"
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The Early Years 1964 - 1965. Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. The Early Years 1964-1965 contains the primal sound of a band ready to both defend and destroy the preconceptions of what Rock music was (and is) all about. Bonus material dating back to pre-Monks Torquays and up to post Black Monk Time 45s are also included. Numerous period photographs (many unseen) and an extensive two-part essay by Canadian music journalist Kevin Howe's accompanies this release and tells The Monks story like it has never been told.
|A2||–Monks*||Love Came Tumblin' Down|
|A3||–Monks*||Boys Are Boys|
|B1||–Monks*||We Do Wie Du|
|B2||–Monks*||I Hate You|
|C3||–Monks*||Oh, How To Do Now|
|D1||–The 5 Torquays*||Boys Are Boys|
|D2||–The 5 Torquays*||There She Walks|
NotesDouble LP 180 gram vinyl version.
Previously released in Europe as "Demo Tapes 1965".
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|FJORD 005||Monks*||Five Upstart Americans (CD, Comp)||Omplatten||FJORD 005||US||1999|
|MR 278, pl-03||Monks*||Demo Tapes 1965 (LP, Comp, RE)||Munster Records, Play Loud! Productions||MR 278, pl-03||Spain||2007|
|mrcd-278, pl-cd-3||Monks*||Demo Tapes 1965 (CD, Comp, RE)||Munster Records, Play Loud! Productions||mrcd-278, pl-cd-3||Spain||2007|
|FJORD 005, CTCD-242||Monks*||Five Upstart Americans (CD, Comp)||Omplatten, Captain Trip Records||FJORD 005, CTCD-242||Japan||1999|
|LITA 041||Monks*||The Early Years 1964 - 1965 (CD, Comp, RE, RM)||Light In The Attic||LITA 041||US||2009|