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The Monks were an English punk band formed in the 1970s, by former members of Strawbs - Richard Hudson, John Ford and Terry Cassidy, along with Clive
Pearce (drums). Hudson played guitar, having switched from drums. Their first album, Bad Habits, was released in 1979. The album spawned a number 19 hit
single in the UK Singles Chart — "Nice Legs Shame About Her Face". The song was originally a demo not intended for release and Ford later commented in
Mojo magazine, that "it was a bit of a problem when it was a hit."  They dabbled with 1930s style music in 1980 as 'High Society', before returning to
the pseudo-punk format of The Monks for a follow-up album released in Canada only. Brian Willoughby (guitar) and Chris Parren (keyboards) joined for that
second album, Suspended Animation.
While the album failed to produce further UK chart success, the band were huge in Canada particularly, playing stadium gigs; Suspended Animation went
gold in Canada, and pushed sales of Bad Habits to double platinum certification in 1982. The CD re-release of Suspended Animation included six bonus
tracks, recorded for a third album, but never before released, by Hudson, Ford and Cassidy — Huw Gower guested on one track on lead guitar.
Their song "Ain't Gettin' Any" was covered by The Slickee Boys, and appears on their live album, A Postcard from the Day.
"Nice Legs Shame About Her Face"
"Johnny B. Rotten"
"Drugs In My Pocket"
"Love in Stereo"