Rasputin & The Monks: Sun of My Soul (1965-66, Mega-Rare/Limited Press, Garage Covers)


On the above album a grungy New Hampshire garage combo ran through seven cover versions:- I Want To Be Your Man, You'd Better Move On, Gotta Get Away, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, 19th Nervous Breakdown, As Tears Go By and Roadrunner. In the 'prep-rock' genre along with all those Philips Academy bands' LP's and the Justice releases, this is for the hard-core collector and the original LP is priced accordingly.

This album is based on covers of bands of the era and earlier influences, all the songs are covers, "I wanna be your man", "19 th nervous breakdown", "Roadrunner" among others. All of them are great!, Fast and raw versions, and some great balads too, like "you better move on" and the cute version of "As tears go by". 7 covers, this album is great for all those 60s garage collectors. Dig it. No original compositions here, but pretty good sound for a short-lived band (always playing gigs at parties, birthdays, collegue ballrooms).



Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...


henry said...

oh yeah, this is the good stuff! never heard of them before, but i do like what i've heard so far! the garage lives, indeed.

Anonymous said...


Steven K said...

Thanks for posting this!


Anonymous said...

Was familiar with their Electric Prunes cover (from Beyond the Calico Wall) but wasnt aware of their other songs being available. Look forward to this, thanks!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for Rasputin ;)

Anonymous said...

I used to own this album. Sold it for $300 in 1980.

Pablo Cazorla (a.k.a. The Bomber) said...

fua! is that so?
bought it for $500 a couple of years ago in the states

any other rare lp you had my friend ?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fantastic and megarare album.
Awesome music and a awesome blog!

Dave Taylor said...

I was the lead guitarist for Rasputin and the Monks. It's amazing to see how almost 50 years later, this stuff is still around. (recorded in 1966) Played the tracks on a THREE HUMBUCKER FIREBIRD!!! Lemmee know if you EVER find another one of those puppies...Dave Taylor