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  Garage door openers | csmonitor.com
"Garage rock is music for older people with young spirits and young people with old souls," says Steven Van Zandt, legendary E Street rocker and actor ("The Sopranos").
Spawned from the electrification of instruments (especially the guitar), garage rock came out of the garages and small clubs and bars of America and Western Europe in the 1960s.
Whether today's garage rockers are "pale examples," as Conolly puts it, or bright beacons to rock's future, one thing appears to be undeniable: Rock 'n' roll is here to stay.
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  Garage Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Garage rock was a byproduct of the rock and roll explosion of the late '50s and '60s and the relative cheapness of musical equipment at the time.
While many of the original garage bands vanished into the dustbin of history, the songs they wrote were integral to the fabric of American popular music.
Over the ensuing decades garage was supplanted by other styles of aggressive rock (punk and metal, most obviously), but a few garage rock devotees remained, most notably the one and only Billy Childish.
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  Garage rock
Garage Rock was a simple, raw form of rock & roll created by a number of American bands in the mid-'60s.
Hundreds of garage bands popped up around America and a handful of them — the Shadows of Knight[?], the Count 5[?], The Seeds[?], the Standells[?] —; had hits, but most were destined for obscurity.
In the '80s, there was a garage rock revival that saw a number of bands earnestly trying to replicate the sound, style, and look of the '60s garage bands.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ga/Garage_rock.html   (186 words)

  Garage rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first garage rock revival occurred in the mid-1970s, when bands such as The Dictators, The Hypstrz and The Fleshtones emulated the look and sound of sixties garage rock.
Bands playing garage punk differed from the garage rock revival bands in that they were less cartoonish caricatures of '60s garage bands and their overall sound was even more loud, obnoxious, and raw, often infusing elements of proto punk and 1970s punk rock (hence the "garage punk" term).
Garage rock and garage punk coexisted throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s with many independent record labels releasing thousands of records by bands playing various styles of primitive rock and roll all around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garage_rock   (1317 words)

 Psychedelic/Garage Downloads - Download Psychedelic/Garage Music - Download Psychedelic/Garage MP3s
Eventually, psychedelic evolved into acid rock, heavy metal, and art rock, but there continued to be revivals of psychedelia in the decades that followed, most notably in the American underground of the mid-'80s.
"Garage rock" may not have been a really accurate term for them in the first place, as the production on their best material was full and polished, with some imaginative touches of period psychedelia and pop.
What was more, they were one of the first Latino rock groups to have a major hit, and ?'s sneering attitude made him one of the prime suspects in the evolution of garage rock into early punk.
www.mp3.com /psychedelic-garage/genre/450/subgenre.html   (6151 words)

 Punk rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punk rock was also a reaction against tendencies that had overtaken popular music in the 1970s, including what the punks saw as superficial "disco" music and bombastic forms of heavy metal, progressive rock and "arena rock." Punk also rejected the remnants of the hippie counterculture of the 1960s.
Punk rock in Britain coincided with the end of the era of post-war consensus politics that preceded the rise of Thatcherism, and nearly all British punk bands expressed an attitude of angry social alienation.
Although they tended to label themselves as punk rock and championed many unknown punk icons (as did many other alternative rock bands), Nirvana's music was equally akin to other forms of garage or indie rock and heavy metal that had existed for decades.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Punk_rock   (2664 words)

 Freeway Jam
Garage Rock is the real rock, the rock without pretense (but often with aspirations).
All three are garage band highlights, but the Barbarian's toughest number may be their raw first single, "Hey Little Bird", from 1964, which rocks like the Kinks, and features possibly the earliest fuzz guitar lead ever on record.
Garage bands are usually flash-in-the-pans, coming up with a lucky single that thrusts them in the limelight for a couple of months before obscurity quickly returned.
freewayjam.blogspot.com /2005/08/sunday-morning-playlist-garage-rock.html   (4060 words)

 USATODAY.com - Garage rock festival hits New York   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW YORK (AP) — The spirit of garage rock infused both the three-chord anthems of the Ramones and the raw power of Iggy and the Stooges.
Every era of garage rock from the 1950s to the present day will be represented at Saturday's festival.
Garage rock festival hits NY "Look, we've been drowning in mediocrity for too long," said Little Steven Van Zandt, who organized the International Underground Garage Festival.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2004-08-11-garage-festival_x.htm   (767 words)

 Garage Rock Retrospective - Turn It Up: UGO's Tribute to Garage Rock - UGO.com
Little did the person who invented the garage (I believe his name was Pete Garage) realize that his creation would do far more than be a place for storing parked cars and an assortment of lawn chemicals that are probably explosively lethal, but only when kept close together and in an enclosed space.
But surprisingly, most early garage rock was better more times than it sucked, and much of it would qualify as bona fide classic material by today's standards, especially if you're listening to Kevin Federline.
Because garage rock is the last pure bastion of rock and roll.
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 Garage Rock Revival Downloads - Download Garage Rock Revival Music - Download Garage Rock Revival MP3s   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of course, where the original garage rockers were concerned with imitating their favorite British bands, the revivalists imitate the garage bands themselves -- so their music was full of...
Of course, where the original garage rockers were concerned with imitating their favorite British bands, the revivalists imitate the garage bands themselves -- so their music was full of fuzz-tone guitar, Farfisa organ riffs, and sneering vocals.
Thee Headcoats is one of the various band monikers assumed by garage rock primitive Billy Childish (aka Bill Hamper), a native of Kent, England.
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 Garage rock: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term "garage rock" comes from the perception that many such performers were usually young and amateurish, and often rehearsed in a garage (garage: An outbuilding (or part of a building) for housing automobiles).
In many ways, the garage bands were the first bands in what would eventually be known as punk rock (punk rock: Rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock).
The Bent Scepters (The Bent Scepters: the bent scepters are a garage rock group that formed in iowa city, iowa, in...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/garage_rock   (1845 words)

 Crude Awakening | Garage Rock | Music News | Music | Entertainment Weekly
Most of them got their start on cheap guitars and chintzy organs in their parents' garages, just trying to express themselves with limited tools and talent, and in the process wound up creating actual folk art.
The garage genre was first codified on the 1972 double album compilation ''Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968.'' That seminal LP, now regarded as the sacred text of garage enthusiasts, was compiled by Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, then a rock critic.
Garage chic is even spreading to Tinseltown: ''Black Monk Time,'' a film about the '60s cult group the Monks, is in development with Moxie Pictures.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,109001~4~0~willgaragerockbe,00.html   (855 words)

 The Albuquerque Tribune: Music
Every time garage rock leaves, it's weeks before the smell of cigarettes and stale beer airs out of my furniture.
Here was garage rock radiating in all its fleshy, mutant glory, each unfurled tentacle practically a genre unto itself: acid rock, bubblegum pop, jangly folk, primitive punk rock, frat-house stompers, Stone Age prog-rock, blue-eyed soul and space-cowboy country.
This week, garage rock has triumphantly returned yet again with Rhino's new box "Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era 1976- 1995." The titles of one-hit or no-hit wonders range from the Flamin' Groovies to the Fleshtones, Soft Boys to Smithereens.
www.abqtrib.com /albq/fe_music/article/0,2564,ALBQ_19846_4138003,00.html   (812 words)

 Greg Shaw, 55, a champion of garage rockers, renegades - The Boston Globe
LOS ANGELES -- Greg Shaw, a music entrepreneur whose passion for raw, spirited rock made him a pioneer in the independent record label field and a prophet of the current ''garage rock" resurgence, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of heart failure, his record company announced.
Shaw's real passion at the time was a brand of '60s rock that was heavy on attitude and attack, the kind of music most famously compiled by writer-musician Lenny Kaye in the 1972 album ''Nuggets," two LPs full of cult classics by the 13th Floor Elevators, the Blues Magoos, et al.
Shaw dubbed it ''garage rock," a reference to the classic location for teenage band practices.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/10/24/greg_shaw_55_a_champion_of_garage_rockers_renegades   (704 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Sunday Morning Playlist: Garage Rock of the 1960's
Despite having one of the most confident and cleanest sounding garage rock records, the band inexplicably failed to chart, despite four singles of similar, professional quality and a fine 1966 album.
If the title had been "Garage Rock of the 1960's" it would be clear you intended the plural, with or without the apostrophe.
Of course the larger cultural context makes it unlikely any native English speaker would interpret "1960's Garage Rock" as a reference to only the year 1960, but for the benefit of any readers who might not share that cultural context, it would be more clear to leave the apostrophe out.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/11/20/141156.php   (4644 words)

 Garage Bands, Garage Music and Sixties Punk from The Bomp Bookshelf   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This cultural history of a single rock tune is an exercise in modern legend-making that also tells 'the story of rock 'n' roll in a nutshell.' For Marsh, the official investigation of the allegedly obscene lyrics in 'Louie, Louie' prefigures current efforts to censor pop music.
In Marsh's view, the 'protopunk' sloppy recording of the song 'is the most profound and sublime expression of rock 'n' roll's ability to create something from nothing.' Down and dirty, the Kingsmen's version frightened parents and inspired a thorough FBI investigation based on the underground circulation of spurious vulgar lyrics.
Garage is rock made by unprofessional, often adolescent musicians who typically practice in a member's auto shed.
www.bomp.com /BompbooksGarage.html   (5288 words)

 New York's Premier Alternative Newspaper. Arts, Music, Food, Movies and Opinion
Clearly garage rock is this year’s retro fad, like lounge music and the swing revival before it.
Jim Mangrum claims to be the first long-haired rock ’n’ roller in Arkansas, and he may well have been.
It’s usually implied in mainstream versions of rock history that all the big stars became big simply because they were the best, and all the others who didn’t make it were less talented, just those one-hit wonders or something even less.
www.nypress.com /14/36/news&columns/publishing.cfm   (1676 words)

 Garage rock Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
(While the American midwest produced many of the best-known examples of garage rock, there were many bands in that style coming from the West Coast and Australia.) Since they were usually young and amateurish, the results were much cruder than their inspirations but their music was full of passion and energy.
In fact, nearly all of the bands were forgotten in the early '70s, but the Nuggets compilation brought them back to the spotlight.
This movement died down at the end of the decade but there was another revival in the 2000s with bands like The White Stripes, The Hives, The Strokes, The Libertines, The Datsuns, The D4 and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club owing more than a little to the style.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/garage_rock.html   (329 words)

 Rock Godfather | Garage Rock | Music News | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly
Is the new wave of garage rock a reaction to the lousy state of mainstream music?
Garage rock is music for older people with young souls and young people with old souls.
The rock era, as I clock it, went from '65 to '94, from ''Like a Rolling Stone'' to Kurt Cobain's death.
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 Garage rock
NEW YORK - The spirit of garage rock infused both the three-chord anthems of the Ramones and the raw power of Iggy and the Stooges.
Garage rock dates back to the 1960s, when a whole generation ¡ª inspired by the...
Australian '80s Garage Rock: 06/06/2002 The '80s was a decade of image conscious pop groups, fancy hair styles and dinky sounding synthesizers.
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 Cheapskates Rejoice! Budget Rock 2003 is here!
Not having learned their lesson from last fall's three-day rock and roll headache popularly known as the BudgetRock Festival, the "brain trust" at Thee Parkside, after thorough negotiations and consuming three-quarters of bottle of absinth, have announced that October 3-5 will be set aside as the official dates for BudgetRock II: Son of BudgetRock.
Dreamed up one particularly bitter evening in 2001 by five disgruntled music fans, BudgetRock was initially a platform to celebrate "garage rock" in general as well as the Bay Area's superior firing power of said genre in comparison to the rest of the world.
Now celebrating their twenty-seventh year of "retro" rocking, the patent holders of "Super Rock" are now generally regarded as "the greatest garage band in rock history," (Chicago Sun Times), or, more to the point, "Americaís greatest living rock and roll band" (San Francisco Bay Guardian).
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 Hard Rock - Little Steven - Garage Rock
Garage Rock is all about those bands that came into existence as ripples resulting from the tidal wave of the British Invasion.
"Garage Rock is music for older people with young spirits and young people with old souls.
Plain and simple, Garage Rock is far out, man!
www.hardrock.com /littlesteven/garrock.asp   (0 words)

 Little Steven Online
The fifties Rockabilly gang, including what was probably the universe's first rock band, the Crickets, as well as the early sixties' surf instrumental guys, and others would have a role as early Garage or major Garage influences.
The division between Pop and Rock would be absolute, and a complete fragmentation of the music world would begin in the 70's, directly leading to the permanent chaos the Powers That Be are in denial about today.
Greg's Battle of the Garages series would include the Fuzztones, the Vipers, the Lyres, the Cynics, the Chesterfield Kings, and virtually everybody else that would be banished forever to the underground by a culture consciously engaged in killing the Rock and Roll spirit.
www.littlesteven.com /garagerockessay.html   (2048 words)

 SIRIUS Satellite Radio - The Best in Garage Rock, Steven Van Zandt and More!
A driving force in making the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland a reality, his show is a shrine for all that Garage Rock represents.
A longtime fixture on the Rock 'n' Roll scene, Kim uses every last bit of his experience and knowledge to take you on a journey through all of garage rock's nooks and crannies.
He IS the Guru of Garage, the Sultan of Surf, the Potentate of Power Pop, the Mountebank of Manhattan, the Black Hole of Rock and Roll.
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