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RockBoar.com 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 starting with 'M': 17 bands in database

Magic Lanterns (United Kingdom)Masterminds (United Kingdom)
Masters Apprentices (Australia)MC/5 (United States)
MC5 (United States)MC5 - DKT (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)
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)

Garage rock artists starting with 'M': 102 artists in database

?Adrian Metcalfe
Ali McKenzieAllison Miner
Andy MitchellBarry Mitchell
Bill O'MalleyBilly Boy Miskimmin
Bob MorrisBob Mosley
Brent MaitlandBruno Merz
Bryn MerrickChuck Maher
Col MahoneyDan Mitchell
Dardo MartínezDave Maine
Dave McCallDavid Miner
Dennis MundyDon Metchick
Don MurrayDougie Meakin
Frank MannixFrank Montoya
Frank MuyserFreddy Mangili
Gabriel MagnoGene Molenaro
Gerd MüllerGlyn Mason
Goldy McJohnGunvar Marken
Gypie MayoIan McCausland
Ian MoncurJackie McAuley
Jim McCartyJimmy McManus
Jo MichatJoey Maiorano
Joey MollandJohn McInerney
John McLaughlinJohn Meeks
John MichalskiJohn Miron
Jose MalaKen Matthew
Ken McCleodKenny McDowell
Kevin MannLee Michaels
Linda MillingtonManolo Martínez
Manuel MariMark Price
Maurice MetayerMichael Monarch
Michel MarechalMike McKenna
Mike MeekhamMole
Norman MayellPat McAuley
Patrick McBridePaul van Melzen
Pete McDanielsPeter Miles
Phil ManningPierre Martin
Ralph MolinaRalph Muscatelli
Ray MajorsRich Morrison
Richard McKennerRick Morrison
Rickman MasonRobert Martinez
Robert MetayerRobert Miller
Robin MuyserRodger Mayne
Ronnie MillingRushton Moreve
Sonny MoneSpyros Metaxas
Stan MajorSteve "Annapurna" Moorhouse
Terry MacNeilTing Markulin
Tom MooreTom Morgan
Tommy MwaleTony McPhee
Tony MunroeVan Morrison
Vic MastrianniWayne Fontana
Wayne MathewsWolfgang "Pimmel" Mieles
 

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