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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 01:40:05 AM »

Monks

The Monks have a BB connection. Having learned that as The Torquays they also covered a lot of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys, whose harmonies they admired, I emailed the band's website and got a reply within the hour from one of the original members, guitarist and singer Gary Burger. 

He said that when they were The Torquays they did "California Girls", "Barbara Ann" and "Little Honda" and that was probably it. Roger the drummer sang "Little Honda" and "did a great job. We were pretty good on the Beach Boy harmonies and the audiences loved those songs." The Torquays/Monks were BB fans. Once they became the Monks they played that and other music much less. His conclusion? "A great time in my life."   

R.I.P. Gary, Roger and David.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2016, 01:43:45 AM »



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There's just something about this album.

Thanks to your enthusiasm, yhs, I'm got this album on my current listening list. It sounds amazing----and vaguely familiar, although to my knowledge I've only heard the two singles before now (or were there more?). 
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 04:30:13 PM »

As far as I know, they only released 4 singles in their brief stint:
Something In The Air
The Reason
Accidents
Wild Country

Though I think what I love most of the album, aside from it's laid-back, smoking behind the alleyway bar-band style, is it almost comes off as an accidental song cycle, aside from the obvious Hollywood theme. There are so many repeating motifs and variations on particular chords, specifically on piano, to where about half-way through the album it's almost in a dream-state.

I made an alt. track list:
1. Something In The Air (single)
2. Hollywood #1
3. The Reason (single)
4. Wilhelmina
5. Open The Door, Homer (which may seem familiar because it was from BD's Basement Tapes)
6. Look Around
7. I See It All
8. Accidents (single)
9. Wild Country (single)
10. When I Think
11. The Old Cornmill
12. I Don't Know
13. Hollywood Dream
14. Hollywood #2
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2016, 01:37:21 PM »

Art In America?


I really liked their first and only 1983 album, produced by Eddie Offord, and given good push by the studio. Still, from what I've read, the label pulled plans for the follow up.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Flynn (real name Chris Ruetenik) is still actively trying to keep the dream going. He's on Youtube and has posted lots of material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9d6ek3KDRI

I can never remember that youtube link stuff.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2020, 03:46:16 AM »



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandalf_(American_band)
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 11:44:23 AM »

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