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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 starting with 'G': 6 bands in database

Gandalf the Grey (United States)Gentrys (United States)
Golden Dawn (United States)Golliwogs (United States)
Great Society (United States)Groop (Australia)

Garage Rock artists starting with 'G': 52 artists in database

Adrian GurvitzAlan Glen
Alan GrahamAnthony Youlis
Billy GibbonsBo Glover
Bob GarnerBob Gaspar
Bob GonzalezBrian Gibson
Brian GlascockBruce Gordon
Dale GardnerDanny Galindo
Derk GroenFrançois Garzoni
George LynamGerónimo
Han Gordinou de GoubervilleHarvey Gold
Ian GobleJim Grant
Joey GuidoJohn Glascock
Kenny GoodlassKim Gardner
Lanier GreigLarry Gerughty
Larry GrantLaurie Garman
Lenny Lee GoldsmithLeopoldo González
Les GoodeLuís Fernando Garcés
Micky GroomeMike Gardner
Paul GurvitzPeter Gillette
Peter GrahamPhil Gaynor
Raymond GraffiaRaymond van Geytenbeek
Richard GendreauRob Grange
Robert GalindoRoger Groome
Ron GilbeeRonnie George
Rudy GarzaSkip Griparis
Tom GilmoreUlli Grün

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