Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Monks

Back when punk was fun and it didn't have to be angry or only consist of three chords, there was a quirky little band called the Monks. The Monks were excellent musicians who never made it big, but had a little gem of an LP. Unlike truly ticked-off punkers such as the Sex Pistols, they played it for a lark on their debut Bad Habits, which featured a leggy, cigarette-smoking, stocking-revealing nun on the cover. This band has more great tracks on this studio work than probably most groups have on Greatest Hit CD's. What I think is cool is the fact John Ford sings without hiding his British roots accent, sorta like Ian Dury. An album I recommend (as the majority of other reviewers do) for any devoted CD collector.

Drugs in My Pocket by The Monks

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