|23 October 2006||Play Loud!||cd-pl-02|
01. Mense Reents – Minimal Monk
02. Alec Empire feat. Gary Burger – Monk Time
03. Mouse On Mars – Monks No Time
04. The Raincoats – Monk Chart
05. 27/11 – Were Ever
06. Jason Forrest – Monk Hop
07. Cycle – Blast Off
08. Fehlfarben – We Do Wie Du
09. The Gossip – Drunken Maria
10. Jon Spencer / Solex – Complication
11. Silver Apples feat. Alan Vega – Silver Monk Time
12. Floating di Morel – Shut Up
13. Gudrun Gut
– Tumbling Monks (Love Come Tumblin’ Down)
14. Nista Nije Nista – Kuchhuche
|Monks tribute album in double DigiPak sleeve with clear trays and booklet featuring detailed sleeve notes and comments by each artist on the compilation.
“The proceeds from this album will be contributed to the completion the documentary film “monks-the transatlantic feedback”.”
Features a Jon Spencer and Solex collaboration (LYRICS) and although not mentioned on the sleeve according to the Digital Hardcore website the Alec Empire track features Russell Simins and that song was also released as a 7″ split single with The Fall.
Originally released in Germany on 23 October 2006 and later issued in the US and UK in JUNE.2007.
UPDATE: The documentary DVD is scheduled for release in 2009 and a poster designed by Daniel Richter for the cinematic release is available from the Playloud website.
|All songs were especially recorded for this album between september 2005 and may 2006. Except “Charles Wilp feat. The Monks – (It Is Charles Time) Sexy-Mini-Super-Flower-Pop-Op-Alles-Isi-Drin”
Mastered at Faust Stereo by Hans-Joachim Irmler (Faust).
1.1. Mense Reents – Minimal Monk
1.2. Alec Empire feat. Gary Burger
1.3. Mouse On Mars – Monks No Time
1.4. The Raincoats – Monk Chart
1.5. 27/11 – Were Ever
1.6. Jason Forrest – Monk Hop
1.7. Cycle – Blast Off
1.8. Fehlfarben – We Do Wie Du
1.9. The Gossip – Drunken Maria
1.10. Jon Spencer/Solex – Complication
1.11. Silver Apples feat. Alan Vega – Silver Monk Time
1.12. Floating di Morel – Shut Up
1.13. Gudrun Gut – Tumbling Monks (Love Come Tumblin’ Down)
1.14. Nista Nije Nista – Kuchhuche
2.1. F.S.K. – The Transatlantic Feedback
2.2. The Fall – Higgle-dy Piggle-dy
2.3. Die Goldenen Zitronen feat. Chicks On Speed – Komplikation
2.4. Barbara Manning & The Go-Luckys – I Can’t Get Over You
2.5. PTV 3 (Psychic TV) – Boys Are Girls And Girls Are Boys
2.6. Doc Schoko – Sei Still
2.7. S.Y.P.H. – Oh, How To Do Now
2.8. Alexander Hacke – I Hate You
2.9. (International) Noise Conspiracy – Shut Up
2.10. 5, 6, 7 8’s – Cuckoo
2.11. The Havletones feat. Dave Day – That’s My Girl
2.12. Singapore Sing – I Hate You
2.13. Michaela Melian – Blastwer
2.14. Charles Wilp feat. The Monks – (It Is Charles Time) Sexy-Mini-Super-Flower-Pop-Op-Alles-Isi-Drin
2.15. Faust feat. Gary Burger – Beware (The Transatlantic Feedback)
|“The Monks are what Rock ‘n’ Roll is all about it doesn’t make any sense but it makes you smile and it makes you wanna move. If I talk about Rock ‘n’ Roll the Monks are the perfect example. They are right up there with Little Richard. – Jon Spencer (New York, 1999)”
[The booklet also includes comments from all the other artists featured on the album]
“silver monk time – 29 international artists take on the legacy of the monks
in 1965 the monks were looking for a new zero point in pop music and created what later turned into the milestone record “black monk time”. “black monk time” accidentally or intentionally pre-dated several genres that were to come: kraut rock, electronic music, heavy metal, punk, industrial and techno.
when the monks in january 1966 launched their “living (pop) art project” at famous reeperbahn top ten club the largest german tabloid “bild-zeitung” wrote “noise, noise and no melody – robot music!”.
in july of the same year the monks presented their black record for the first time live on the teenage tv show “beat-club”. to the surprise of many they started the show with an improvised new song, which wasn’t even on the record. you could call it commercial suicide. the song itself was archaic, one repetitive beat, three monks beating on gigantic tambourines, an organ gone mad, a guitar on the floor that fed back and at one point was shyly touched by four band members. all typical macho rock attitudes were taken out. it was pure and swinging joyfulness and seemed to have more in common with avant garde art than with regular pop music. therefore maybe it was misunderstood. to some degree though it was the end of rock music as we knew it. the monks called the song “monk chant”. rumor has it that “monk chant” was supposed to be the one and only idea for their second long player. one primitive beat spread out on two lp sides. “the rolling stones are baroque, the beatles for old grannies, you, the monks are playing the music of the future, you are supposed to play the audience into ecstasy,” demanded their two german managers. this second (never released) record was to be called “silver monk time”.
play loud! is proud to announce 29 international pop bands who continue the musical journey initiated 40 years ago by the seven monks: gary burger, larry clark, dave day, roger johnston, walther niemann, karl-heinz remy and eddie shaw.
crank it up and enjoy this brand new ecstatic monks record.
it is (finally) silver monk time.”
In memory of monk drummer Roger Johnson & ARTronaut Charles Wilp
Play Loud! Would like to thank the following persons:
Mark E. Smith and Elena Poulou for giving us the idea for this album when instead of using one the pervious Fall/Monks cover versions they offered to record a brand new monks cover version in support of our documentary film “Monks – The Transatlantic Feedback”.
All other musicians and technicians that contributed to silver monk time.
Hans Joachim Irmler at Faust Studio for this willingness to go with us onto this revelatory journey and have fun and experiment.
Sascha Breetz (Diggler Records)
Walther Niemann for this continuous interest.
ARTWORK: Daniel Richter