Five Upstart Americans is the first release of earlier demo versions of songs from Black Monk Time, plus other previously unheard songs. It was released on CD in 1999 by Omplatten, Ltd.
The sound here is very rough, though energetic and very a unique punk-ish sound.
Who had ever thought that there was something so close to punk-music in post-war Germany in the 60´s,and to realize:
The Monks are the predecessors of european Punk!
The Monks - Five Upstart Americans (1965) (Germany, USA) (Prae-Punk Garage)