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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 'B': 17 bands in database

Bay City Union (Australia)Belfast Gypsies (United Kingdom)
Birds (United Kingdom)Bitter End (New Zealand)
Black Bows (Netrherlands)Blue Boys (United States)
Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)Blue Things (United States)
Boots (Germany)Bossmen (United States)
Bounty Hunters (United Kingdom)Brain Police (United States)
British North American Act (Canada)GBO (United Kingdom)
Graham Bond Organization (United Kingdom)Les Baroques (United Kingdom)
Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (United States)

Garage Rock artists starting with 'B': 89 artists in database

Alan BateupAlistair "Bev" Beveridge
Andy BatorBev
Bev BevanBill Bartlett
Billy BellBobby Balderrama
Boudewijn "Bob" BresserBrian "Brad" Bradfield
Brian BastowBruce Bowles
Bugs PembertonChris Butler
Colin BurgessDale Betts
Daniel van BergenDanny McCulloch
Dave ByinghamDavid Beaver
Dek BoyceDenny Ball
Denny BurgessDiane Baker
Dickey BettsDon Brewer
Dorn BeattieEileen Biddlingmeier
Eric BellEric van de Berk
Frank BeardGary Burger
Geoff BrownGeorge Barris
George BiondoGinger Baker
Glen BuxtonGlynn Bell
Graham BondHoward Blauvelt
Howie BlauveltIvan Browne
Jack BruceJay Baar
Jeff BeckJim Bosse
Jimmy BirdJimmy Brelsford
Joe BaldiJohn "Sean" Byrne
John BarbataJohn Blanton
Johnny Banks,Larry Borjas
Larry BrownLarry Burton
Larry ByromLeo Bennink
Lester Brown Jr.Lothar "Honky" Böse
Martin BeardMary-Lou Ball
Michael BruceMick Bower
Mike BrownNancy "Nan" Ball
Otto BumbacherPami Benford
Patrick BogertyPatrick Burrows
Pedro BrunetPeter Bardens
Rainer BleckRalph Ballinger
Randy BoyteRay Bahr
Ray BeverleyRichard Belley
Robin BoersRon Becker
Rudy BennettRuud van Buuren
Steve BrendellTerry Bare
Tony BarberTrevor Bagnall
Trevor BurtonVasilis Bakopoulos
Willem Bieler

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