My review of the Monks reissues “Black Monk Time,” and “The Early Years 1964-1965” is now up at Popdose.:
Perhaps you’ve heard their story. A bunch of GIs find themselves stationed in Germany in the mid-’60s. They decide to form a band, which they call the 5 Torquays. The Torquays are really nothing special, playing covers of Chuck Berry songs and other popular music of the day in rowdy German clubs.CD Review: The Monks, “Black Monk Time” and “The Early Years 1964-1965″ | Popdose, May 2009
You should read the whole article.