Monday, October 08, 2007

The legendary Monks make it to the movies

Apparently, a rarely-seen German documentary about original beat-punks The Monks is making it to theatrical release in Europe.

If you don't know The Monks, do yourself a favour and track them down. A bunch of G.I.s serving in Germany in the '60s, they learned to play while in the military, got de-mobbed and signed to a local record company. To stand out from the crowd, they wore habits and shaved their heads, Friar Tuck-style. And played bizarre, over-amped beat music - with banjo as a lead instrument.

Here's the German theatrical trailer. Here's hoping the doco gets wider release or makes it to DVD.

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