Monks – The Transatlantic Feedback
Musik, Tanz, Theater
They were a sensation – yet went virtually unnoticed. The Monks themselves weren't even aware of the influence they had on other muscians.
Their aggressive, minimalistic, metal sound was way ahead of its time: this was punk in the Adenauer Middle Ages, or Dada in the stuffy era of “Gelsenkirchen Baroque”. Forty years after the release of their sole LP, and many years after their original split up, the Monks finally played in America. This film tells the strange story of the “Monks”, an American beat band that was popular only in Germany, but who influenced musicians around the world.