In March 1966.

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In March 1966, “Polydor” label released “Black Monk Time”, the debut Monks studio album. It was recorded in November 1965, in Cologne, Germany, and was produced by Jimmy Bowien. The album’s musical style and lyrical content was radical for its time and today is considered an important landmark in the development of punk rock. In 2001, “Black Monk Time” was included in the Sunday Herald’s “The 103 Best Albums Ever, Honest” list, and in 2005, “Word” magazine included it in list “Hidden Treasure: Great Underrated Albums of Our Time”.

Personnel:

  • Gary Burger – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Clark – vocals, organ
  • Roger Johnston – vocals, drums
  • Eddie Shaw – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dave Day – vocals, electric banjo

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston and Eddie Shaw.

  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 Come Tumblin’ Down
  11. Blast Off
  12. That’s My Girl

 

 

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