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Black Monk Time

Black Monk Time

by Thomas Edward Shaw
     
 

A memoir by Eddie Shaw - a revised edition from the paperback, describing the life and the afterlife/resurrection, almost 50 years later with new photos and short tales in a much different time - but still "It's Monktime."

“The story of rock, beautifully told.” Jim Greer - Sr. Writer, Spin Magazine.

“The monks were the

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A memoir by Eddie Shaw - a revised edition from the paperback, describing the life and the afterlife/resurrection, almost 50 years later with new photos and short tales in a much different time - but still "It's Monktime."

“The story of rock, beautifully told.” Jim Greer - Sr. Writer, Spin Magazine.

“The monks were the original exiles on main street - ex-GI’s playing heavy-attitude freak-rock in the hard-luck bars and roughhouse teen clubs of the ‘60’s Cold War Germany. This is the extraordinary story of their weird, wild moment in the spotlight - a true collision of rock and roll history and hysteria.” David Fricke - Rolling Stone

“Starting out as just another pick-up rock ‘n’ roll band to follow the Beatles” lead, the Monks would eventually become one of the ‘60s’ most interesting musical footnotes.”Publishers Weekly

“The secret history of rock ‘n’ roll, as extensive as it is, contains few chapters as bizarre as that of the monks.” San Francisco Chronicle - 2/23/97

“Shaw’s writing is a joy.” Rick Karr, National Public Radio, in interview on “All Things Considered - 6/96

“Black Monk Time is the other side of the spate of stories about Hamburg, the Beatles, and the normal music of the 1960’s.” Boston Globe 11/96

“The Monks’ music attains an eerie and disquieting new dimension after you read Shaw and Klemke’s book.” L.A. Times - 6/23/95

“Shaw’s writing is sterling and his dead pan humor is like Charles Bukowski at his understated best.”
Maximum Rock ‘n Roll - 2/96

“An extraordinary memoir.” Billboard Magazine - 2/1/97

“The book is most valuable for its look at the grueling life of the touring band.” Douglas Wolk - Managing Editor - New Music Monthly - 4/97

“When can we expect to see a screen play of this truly riveting story?” Richard Proplesch - Reviews Editor - Jam Magazine - 8/16/96

“Producer touts lineup of high profile indie films - BLACK MONK TIME, directed and producer by Killer Films, Tom Kalin.” Daily Variety 5/17/99

“One of the strangest stories of early rock and roll is that of the monks.” James Marshall - contributing writer - High Times Magazine - 4/96
“Now thirty years later, they (the monks) are the stuff of legend.” Bob Nickas - staff writer - Index Magazine, 8/97

(Black Monk Time) “The story of a group that laid their vengeance upon music as you may never hear it again.” Lindsey Hutton, Mojo Magazine - London, England, 2/96

(Black Monk Time) “an extremely engaging book,” Neil Strauss, New York Times, 11/3/99

“Wielding Ass to the monks’ Neanderthal thump” Lorne Behrman, Village Voice 11/16/99

"Their melodies (the monks') were pop destructive and must be played to your younger brother." The White Stripes, in an interview with Mojo Magazine - 9/02

"It remains (black monk time recording) nearly 40 years on the most eccentric garage-rock record ever." Maxim Blender Magazine - 10/02

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045802260
Publisher:
Thomas Edward Shaw
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Thomas Edward Shaw – also known as Eddie Shaw is a musician and author.He co-wrote and recorded: BLACK MONK TIME, COMPLICATION, CUCKOO, and LOVE CAN TAME THE WILD on Polydor International Records (producer Jimmy Bowien) – also on American Records (See website: the-monks.com) - Retribution Records, distributed by Burnside Distribution, Portland, Oregon – BLACK MONK TIME and MONKS, EARLY YEARS on Light in the Attic Records, Seattle Washington; also MINNESODA (Lp) on Capitol Records. His newest release is JASS IN SIX PIECES, by the Hydraulic Pigeons on Sevencranes Music, (digital release) on CD Baby, Amazon.com, Itunes, etc.His music is on Movie/TV Soundtracks: Coen Bros movie, BIG LEBOWSKI; Canadian movie, TAILLIGHTS FADING; POWERADE sports drink commercials, aired on national U.S. TV stations; Peter Rosen’s 2006 documentary, WHO GETS TO CALL IT ART?; Movie documentary, about the Monks, TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK, by Playloud Productions (Berlin, Germany), in movie theaters in Europe and the USA, accessible through netflix and DVD. TV soundtracks: DAS WILDE LEBEN, German TV; CALIFORNICATION; HAMMER TIME; INDEPENDENT LENS; SKILLS LIKE THIS: and more.Books published are: A COWBOY LIKE ME (softcover book of short stories); BLACK MONK TIME (memoir); BELTRAMI’S RIVER (historical novel); Contributing author in the book, A FRIENDLY GAME OF POKER, 52 Tales of the Neighborhood Game, published by Chicago Review Press, Sept. 2003; Shaw is also a contributing poet for two different books of poetry by the Nevada Poetry Society.Shaw has also appeared for TV and radio interviews: NYC; National Public Radio; Chicago; San Francisco; Austin, TX; BBC, London; Berlin; Spain; Denmark; and more; including hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

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