Black Monk Time: Coming of the Anti-Beatle

Thomas Shaw and Anita Klemke

Hey, kids! Meet Roger, Gary, Larry, Eddie and Dave! The Monks were a groovy Beat combo from the ‘60s: five discharged American GIs staying on in Germany to rock out in clubs on the Reeperbahn. A seminal punk band, they dressed in black with shaved heads and played feedback-drenched songs with nihilistic lyrics and titles like “I Hate You.” This is their story. MW

Publisher: Carson Street
Paperback: 397 pages