Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback (2006)

Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback

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During the mid-'60s, a time when musicians were pushing rock & roll into a number of new directions, the Monks were one of the most radical groups of their day. Comprised of Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston, and Eddie Shaw, five American GI's stationed in Hamburg, Germany, during the height of the Cold War, the Monks started out as a cover band called the Torquays, playing the hits of the day to blow off steam while they waited out their commitments to the Army. However, the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dietmar Post
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On DVD: May 5, 2009
Runtime:
Play Loud! Productions - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback

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Post and Palacios make a compelling case for the Monks as neglected pioneers.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
Seattle Times
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Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback, an ambitious but unfocused documentary, bids to immortalize this short-lived if influential group.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
New York Times
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The film single-handedly justifies its existence with stock footage of the band ripping it up on some Deutsch version of Shindig! circa '66, the kids in the audience awkwardly doing the Jerk because they don't know what else to do.

Full Review… | October 29, 2008
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
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What makes it worth seeing is the blissful weirdness of the Monks' tale and music.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
Oregonian

Brings home the tragedy of being ahead of one's time in popular culture.

Full Review… | November 6, 2008
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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