Showing posts from February, 2009

Glasgow Screening January 27, 2009

LINDSAY HUTTON (The Next Big Thing) writes: So yeah, "The Transatlantic Feedback" was the latest instalment of the Monorail Film Club on Sunday past (in Glasgow). The fact that a documentary like this exists in the first place is a testament to the influence of the subject and the temerity of the film-makers. The influence of these five GI's pioneering work in deconstructing sound has been recognised and reverberates constantly throughout the oeuvre of much of today's music. Mr Cruickshank has a theory that their "managers" were aping what Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert were doing with The Who. The suggestion that the band was engineered by these individuals burst the bubble for several people who attended the screening. I think they'd rather that revelation hadn't been floated. However, there's no disputing that seeing those Beat Club clips in such great shape indicated just what a force of nature that the monks were. The way the story is told is
BLACK MONK TIME re-issued by Universal Music Germany (Release date March 13, 2009) Universal (Polydor Records) announced the imminent third official release of this classic of rock 'n' roll. First released in 1966 in Germany and Sweden Black Monk Time only gained cult following within those two countries. The second release in 1979 caused a much wider acceptance world wide. Reason for the third release was the large underground success of the documentary film "The Transatlantic Feedback". LP as high quality 180gram vinyl, re-mastered and in the original artwork. CD with extensive liner notes by the filmmakers about the album's making as well as previously unreleased photos.

First MONKS 7" Single Re-Issued

Complication / Oh-how to do now Official release: March 13th, 2009 (pre-order this item at our shop) This is the first official and authorized re-issue of the Polydor International 1966 single “complication / oh-how to do now” by the legendary avant-garde rockers “the monks”. Re-mastered and in the original art work. play loud!


RELEASE DATE MARCH 13, 2009 (Europe) play loud! announces the DVD release of the award-winning documentary film MONKS: THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK. DVD includes 81 minutes of bonus features: 1) biographies dave, eddie, gary, larry and roger talk about their origins and musical backgrounds. 2) a date with dave day these field recordings with elvis fan dave day introduce us to the concept of monks banjo playing. enjoy this master class by the first rock´n´roll banjo player in music history! 3) monks 60s live appearances on german tv the only 60s performances preserved on film are made available for the first time in their entirety. 4) reunion new york 1999 the 6th monk or how gary burger lost his voice and mike fornatale rescued the monks. 5) movie trailer 6) subtitles english, german, spanish, french, italian & polish. 7) other play loud! releases featured on the dvd are martin rev live, doc schoko live, reverend billy trailer 8) DVD-pack with 8-page booklet and liner no