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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture     For those prize adolescent, primitive energy as one of rock & roll best features, the garage rock bands of ‘60s rank at or near the top of rock & roll pyramid. Ignored or even scorned by critics in its heyday, garage rock proved an influential inspiration for the punk rock explosing of the ‘70s, and experienceda renaissance of sorts in the ‘80s, among the rock underground and collector community if nowhere else.[1]

 While scattered 1964 recordings by groups like the Gestures and the Barbarians served early blueprints for the sound, it didn’t blanket the country properly until 1965, when virtually every major city (and many minor ones) became home to dozens of new guitar groups hungering for a piece of the action – which meant parties, girls and, of course, records.[1]

 These records were usually pressed on tiny local labels, and usually only heard within a 500 – 100 mile radius (if they were heard on local radio at all). Occasionally they were picked up for nationwide distribution by a larger company; more occasionally still, they became bona fide national hits. The Shadows of Knight, The Count Five, the 13th Floor Elevators, The Standells, The Seeds, ? & The Mysterians, and the Gentrys were among the lucky few who hit this jackpot, although their time in spotlight was brief.[1]

- Richie Unterberger

1. "All Music Guide to Rock. The Definitive guide to Rock, Pop, and soul". Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas. 3rd Edition. Publisher: Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-653-X. p. 1320-1321


Garage Rock bands: 202 bands in database

? and the Mysterians (United States)"In" Crowd (Germany)
004's (South Africa (RSA))1 2 6 (Norwey)
101ers (United Kingdom)13th Floor Elevators (United States)
21st Century Sound (United Kingdom)21st Century Sound Movement (United States)
23rd Turnoff (United Kingdom)25e Régiment, Le (Canada)
25th Regiment (Canada)3'S a Crowd (Canada)
3/3 (Japan)49th Parallel (Canada)
5 Torquays (Germany)7th Seal (United States)
Action (United Kingdom)Adam Faith With The Roulettes (United Kingdom)
Alice Cooper (United States)Allman Joys (United States)
Amboy Dukes (United States)American Amboy Dukes (United States)
American Blues (United States)Argyles (United States)
Arizona Swamp Company (United Kingdom)Bay City Union (Australia)
Belfast Gypsies (United Kingdom)Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)
Birds (United Kingdom)Bitter End (New Zealand)
Black Bows (Netrherlands)Blue Boys (United States)
Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)Blue Things (United States)
Bob Evans & The Five Shillings (United Kingdom)Bob's Vegas Five (United Kingdom)
Boots (Germany)Bossmen (United States)
Bounty Hunters (United Kingdom)Brain Police (United States)
British North American Act (Canada)Butch Engle & The Showmen (United States)
Butch Engle & The Styx (United States)Byrds (United States)
Cardiac Kidz (United States)Cellar Dwellers (United States)
Chants (Australia)Chants R&B (New Zealand)
Charlatans (United States)Children (United States)
Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family (Rhodesia (Zambia))Count Five (United States)
Cradle (United States)Craig (United Kingdom)
Crazy Horse (United States)Creation (United Kingdom)
Die Anderen (Germany)Double 04's (South Africa (RSA))
Earwigs (United States)Easybeats (Australia)
El Huaso and the 101 All Stars (United Kingdom)English Muffins (United States)
Eyes (United Kingdom)Fabulous Pack (United States)
Fenways (United States)Fighters (Norwey)
Five Americans (United States)Five D (Canada)
Forminx (Greece)Gandalf the Grey (United States)
Gary Walker & The Rain (United Kingdom)GBO (United Kingdom)
Gentrys (United States)Gerry Hart & The Hartbeats (United Kingdom)
Golden Dawn (United States)Golliwogs (United States)
Graham Bond Organization (United Kingdom)Great Society (United States)
Groop (Australia)Hard Times (United States)
Hassles (United States)Haymarket Square (United States)
Heartbreakers (United States)Herbal Mixture (United Kingdom)
Hideaways (United States)Human Beings (United States)
Human Beingz (United States)Human Beinz (United States)
Hurricane Combo (Netrherlands)Idols (Greece)
Illusions (United States)Jack London & the Sparrows (Canada)
Jackie Lomax (United Kingdom)John E. Sharpe and the Squires (South Africa (RSA))
Juniors (United Kingdom)Keith Powell and The Valets (United Kingdom)
Kennelmus (United States)Kirkbys (United Kingdom)
Kitchen Cinq (United States)Kjoe (Netrherlands)
Koala (United States)Ladies W.C. (Venezuela)
Le 25ième Regiment (Canada)Leigh Stephens (United States)
Lemon Pipers (United States)Les Baroques (United Kingdom)
Les Révoltés (Canada)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Limonada (Uruguay)Little Gulliver (Australia)
Little Gulliver and the Children (Australia)Londoners (United Kingdom)
Lords of London (Canada)Los Yetis (Colombia)
Los Z 66 (Spain)Lost Souls (United States)
Loved Ones (Australia)Magic Lanterns (United Kingdom)
Masterminds (United Kingdom)Masters Apprentices (Australia)
MC/5 (United States)MC5 (United States)
MC5 - DKT (United States)Michael Rabon & The Five Americans (United States)
Mind's Eye (United States)Misfits (United States)
Modern Teenage Quartet (Netrherlands)Mojo Men (United States)
Monks (Germany)Motions (Netrherlands)
Motor City Five (United States)Move (United Kingdom)
Moving Sidewalks (United States)Mynah Birds (Canada)
Nashville Teens (United Kingdom)Naz Nomad and the Nightmares (United Kingdom)
Nazz (United States)New Colony Six (United States)
Night Walkers (Puerto Rico)Other Half (United States)
Other Side (United States)Oxford Circle (United States)
Pack (United States)Papa Grey (Canada)
Patsmen (United States)Peter Nelson and The Castaways (New Zealand)
Pink Finks (Australia)Playboys (United States)
Pleasure Seekers (United States)Plebs (United Kingdom)
Preachers (United States)Purple Hearts (Australia)
Pussy (United Kingdom)Q65 (Netrherlands)
Question Mark and the Mysterians (United States)Renegades (United Kingdom)
Rising Storm (United States)Rockin' Foo (United States)
Roemans (United States)Rollicks (Germany)
Rondells (Australia)Roulettes (United Kingdom)
Rubayyat (United States)Rupert's People (United Kingdom)
San Diego Misfits (United States)Second Coming (United States)
Sentinals (United States)Shake Spears (Rhodesia (Zambia))
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (United Kingdom)Sly and the Mojo Men (United States)
Sons of Adam (United States)Sopwith Camel (United States)
Spades (United States)Spiders (United States)
Squires (United States)Starliners (United States)
Steppenwolf (United States)Stoics (United States)
Styx (United States)Sunday Servants (United States)
Syndicate of Sound (United States)Takers (United Kingdom)
Terry Knight & The Pack (United States)Them (United Kingdom)
Thirteenth Floor Elevators, The (United States)Three's a Crowd (Canada)
Thunderbirds (United Kingdom)Tikis (United States)
Tin Huey (United States)Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (United States)
Toy Factory (United States)Turtles (United States)
Ugly Ducklings (Canada)Undertakers (United Kingdom)
Warlocks (United States)Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)
We Five (Greece)We the People (United States)
Y'alls (United States)Yardbirds (United Kingdom)
Yays & Nays (United States)Yesterday's Children (United States)

Garage Rock artists1070 artists in database

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