Monday, July 20, 2009
What is Garage Rock?
Garage Rock is a sub-genre of Rock that started in the 60s. When The Beatles hit the United States, every kid dreamt of starting a Rock Band and being the Next Big Thing! And by the time Man walked on the Moon, 40 years ago today, thousands of Garage Bands had come and gone, leaving behind some groovy tunes!
According to Garage Rock Radio Records:
If you enjoy the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Monkees, Animals, Doors, Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly and similar bands, you might like [Garage Rock].
According to Wikipedia:
"Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967... "Garage rock" comes from the perception that many such performers were young and amateurish, and often rehearsed in a family garage... Typical themes revolved around the traumas of high school life. The lyrics and delivery were notably more aggressive than was common at the time, often with growled or shouted vocals that dissolved into incoherent screaming... In the late 1990s, Steven Van Zandt ("Little Steven") became a torchbearer, spokesperson, and proponent for both garage rock and the garage rock revival... In 2002, he started a syndicated radio program called Little Steven's Underground Garage and has also launched an Underground Garage channel on the Sirius Satellite Radio network. Van Zandt has described the music format as "Groups that inspired the Ramones, groups inspired by the Ramones, and the Ramones."
I am a huge fan of Garage Rock! There are some great bands around today that play music inspired by 60s Garage Rock. Among the best are McFadden's Parachute and Lyndsey Price. Here are 2 videos of McFadden's Parachute recorded at a live performance, and one for Lyndsey Price's recent song about the quest to get a Garage Rock exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enjoy!
For more real 1960s Garage Rock, visit GarageRockRadio.com.
To learn more about McFadden's Parachute and Lyndsey Price, visit Garage Rock Radio Records.
After the videos are AmazonMP3 widgets with High Quality samples of the tracks from recent McFadden's Parachute and Lyndsey Price releases. Have a listen!
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