Monks – The Transatlantic Feedback

monks_combinedAnother addition to the “long overdue” department is this film, by Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios about the mysterious band The Monks of the mid 1960’s. Highly influential in underground music, this band’s story is told here with revealing footage and interviews with most original members as well as the German avant-garde managers who shaped the image and sound of the band. The historical context for the band’s approach is well explained and makes this a film of value also for those interested in the art culture of  the 60’s. In this case we get an examination of Vietnam-era Germany where band members stayed after military service to create music. The DVD features much live footage of the band before as the Torquays and after transformation into The Monks. Released by PlayLoud! Productions, May 9, 2009.

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