Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Monk Chant


Time is a bit tight at the moment and will probably remain this way for a couple more weeks at least, so apologies for my lower than usual presence around the regular haunts, I'll try to drop in as and when I can though. Meanwhile, take a gander at this remarkable German TV performance by Monks (no definite article apparently). A few more tracks from the same session are up on YouTube and they're all worth checking out, but 'Monk Chant' is absolutely extraordinary. This gobsmacking racket aired on prime time telly in July 1966.

10 comments:

drew said...

Great stuff Swede

Rol said...

Proof, if proof were ever needed, that teenagers will dance to anything if you point a TV camera at them. I liked the Manzarek-esque keyboard, but the bit where they all bullied the guitar was a bit much.

Bet they regret those haircuts now though.

John Medd said...

I've always been drawn towards gobsmacking rackets.

Swiss Adam said...

I love these clips.

Rickety Rackety said...

Blimey! New favourite band! Thanks, Swede. Lovely fuzz bass and much more.

TheRobster said...

Absolutely brilliant. Clip of the week Swede, for sure!

Brian said...

Wall of tambourines! Great on so many levels. Going for another look.

C said...

Brilliant, thanks TS.
How brave were they with their haircuts too. I read somewhere about them (or some of them) doing some reunion gigs in the fairly recent past - with much less of a need to shave their scalps!

charity chic said...

Brilliantly bonkers

Walter said...

This session of the Beat-Club is brilliant. I watched it from time to time and always enjoyed them.

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