Black Monk Time book (signed by author)
Condition: Very good. A little wear. Striations on the cover's lamination from imperfect manufacturing. Binding is strong. See photos.
Notes: 1994 Carson Street Publishing ISBN 0963337122
Signed by the author Thomas Shaw. Enscribed to Jennifer Taylor and the other members of the indy music group Mondo Crescendo: "6/10/99 To Genni [sic] & Mondo Crescendo - All the best. Yours Truly, Thomas Shaw"
A memoir by monk bass player, Eddie Shaw, it is the other story about Hamburg and Germany in the 1960s.
Shaw claims that the British Invasion and groups like the Beatles were the result of long hours in the beat clubs of Germany and Hamburg.
The monks played in the same club as the Beatles had played before them - The Top Ten Club in Hamburg. The "Beat" culture was strong.
According to Alan Dein of BBC, the Hamburg scene started with groups like the Beatles and "ended with their reaction, the monks." They knew the same people, but that is where their shared experiences ended.