Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback (2008)

Monks: The Transatlantic Feedback
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary, Music, Interview
Keywords 1960s
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gary Burger Actor n/a 1 1000001
Larry Clark Actor n/a 1 1000002
Dave Day Actor n/a 1 1000003
Roger Johnston Actor n/a 1 1000004
Eddie Shaw Actor n/a 1 1000005
Charles Wilp Actor n/a 1 1000006
Jimmy Bowien Actor n/a 1 1000007
Gerd Henjes Actor n/a 1 1000008
Wolfgang Gluszczewski Actor n/a 1 1000009
Joachim Irmler Actor n/a 1 1000010
Jon Spencer Actor n/a 1 1000011
Byron Coley Actor n/a 1 1000012
Genesis P-Orridge Actor n/a 1 1000013
Peter Zaremba Actor n/a 1 1000014
Dietmar Post Director n/a 2 2000001
Lucia Palacios Director n/a 2 2000002
Dietmar Post Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lucia Palacios Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dietmar Post Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Lucia Palacios Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Renato Falco Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Dieter Jaufmann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Karl-W. Huelsenbeck Editing n/a 120901 7000002
Monks Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Dietmar Post Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lucia Palacios Sound n/a 120816 14000002
The Monks, 5 American GIs in cold war Germany, who billed themselves as the anti-Beatles, were heavy on feedback, nihilism and electrical banjo. With strange haircuts, dressed in black, they mocked the military and rocked harder than any of their mid-sixties counterparts while managing to invent industrial, punk and techno music. The documentary not only illustrates the pop music phenomenon in its political, social and cultural historic contexts, but also reveals the monks project as the first marriage between art and popular music and this long before Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground. After more than thirty years the 5 former Monks for the first time talk about their adventure.