Enter the download code you received with your purchase to claim your downloads. Keep in mind many mobile devices don't have built in support for opening ZIP files; you may want to download on a computer.


Login with your existing account.


Create an account to purchase items.

Passwords must be at least 6 characters

Hamburg Recordings 1967


Hamburg Recordings 1967

Third Man
LP $13.50

06/19/2020 813547022899 

TMR 374 

  The Monks—a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend’s generous hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n’ roll craze, contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing was off limits—screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure. When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student’s senior thesis on what the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967. Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing, wild compositions completely unheard by public ears. “I’m Watching You” would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same sessions that would produce the Monks’ final single “Love Can Tame the Wild” b/w “He Went Down to the Sea.” The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band.

Related Items

Kroha, Danny

Detroit Blues
Third Man

White Stripes, The

Elephant (Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Vinyl)
Third Man

Birch, Gina

Wish I Was You
Third Man

White, Jack

Love Is Selfish
Third Man

Magic Roundabout

Sneaky Feelin / Song For Gerard Langley
Third Man


Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs of Many Voices
Third Man


Live At Third Man Records
Third Man

Schneider, Luke

Altar Of Harmony
Third Man

That Dog

Totally Crushed Out
Third Man

Raconteurs, The

Broken Boy Soldiers
Third Man