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#1
OK, so I searched the forums and there isn't one of these, apparently. So here ya go, a fancy-shmancy new thread to talk about garage bands, both old and modern. For those of you who need a bit more clarification, check here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garage_rock

Here's a quick list of some bands/artists that can fall into this category. It will be expanded upon whenever I find the time:

13th Floor Elevators
Albert Hammond Jr.
The Apples In Stereo
April March
Arctic Monkeys
Airbourne
The Black Keys
Black Lips
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Black Time
Bloodcat Love
The Bloody Hollies
The Caesars/Twelve Caesars
Cheater Slicks
The Chesterfield Kings
The Chevelles
Clone Defects
Clorox Girls
The Compulsive Gamblers
Cool Jerks
Crystal Stilts
The Cynics
Dan Melchior
The Dandy Warhols
The Deadly Snakes
Detroit Cobras
The Dirtbombs
The Dirtys
DMZ
The Drones
The Eagles Of Death Metal
Exile Parade
The Exploding Hearts
The Flaming Lips
Foxboro Hot Tubs
Gas Huffer
The Greenhornes
Greg Oblivian and the Tip-Tops
The Gories
Guitar Wolf
Gun Club
The Headcoats
The Hellacopters
The Hexxers
The Hives
Holly Golightly
Jack O' Fire
Jack Oblivian
Jacko and the Tennessee Tearjerkers
Japanese Motors
JET
John Schooley and his One Man Band
Kaiser Chiefs
The Kills
King Khan & BBQ Show
King Khan and the Shrines
Kings Of Leon
King Louie Bangston
The Knights of the New Crusade
Knoxville Girls
The Kooks
The Lamps
The Lazy Cowgirls
Les Sexareenos
The Libertines
The Limes
The Little Killers
Little Joy
Lyres
The Makes
The Makers
Man Or Astro-Man?
Mando Diao
The Mighty Caesars
Mika Miko
The Milkshakes
The Monks
The Mooney Suzuki
Mr. Airplane Man
The Mummies
Mystery Girls
The Neptunes
The New Bomb Turks
Nickel Eye
The Oblivians
OK Go
Pagans
The Parlor Mob
Phantom Planet
Quadrajets
The Raconteurs
The Ramones
The Raveonettes
Red Aunts
The Reigning Sound
The Revelators
The Royal Pendletons
Satan's Pilgrims
The Shys
The Space****s
Speedball Baby
Spiderbait
The Stooges
The Strokes
Supercharger
Teengenerate
The Untamed Youth
The Vines
The White Stripes
Wreckless Eric
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
You Am I
Youth Group

There. Discuss.
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#2
Yeah The Hives!

Seeing them live is amazing, they have such stage presence it's unbelievable!

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#3
Any one intrested in garage rock should check out the drones not sure if they fit neatly into this genre but they certainly borrow a lot from it.
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#4
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Any one intrested in garage rock should check out the drones not sure if they fit neatly into this genre but they certainly borrow a lot from it.

Oh yeah, the Drones are fantastic. Hard, dark & twisted rock and roll. Brilliant Dream Syndicate-influenced noisy guitar playing. One of my favourite bands!

My favourite Drones song:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Er_RXGFCE&feature=related

New album out this month, should be good.
#6
The Gun Club pretty much invented Garage Rock in its modern incarnation.

For earlier stuff, get the comps "Nuggets" and the "Garage Beat '66" series.
#8
13th Floor Elevators anyone?
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#9
Garage. My favorite.

King Khan & The Shrines, Crystal Stilts, Japanese Motors, Black Lips...

Nom nom nom.
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#12
Quote by Bluesbreaker7
The Gun Club pretty much invented Garage Rock in its modern incarnation.

For earlier stuff, get the comps "Nuggets" and the "Garage Beat '66" series.

The Gun Club are fantastic. I listen to Fire of Love all the time.
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#13
I wouldn't call a lot of those garage rock, but I don't really know much about it. Foxboro Hot Tubs, Green Day's garage rock incarnation, is amazing and 1000 times better than Green Day.
#14
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Oh yeah, the Drones are fantastic. Hard, dark & twisted rock and roll. Brilliant Dream Syndicate-influenced noisy guitar playing. One of my favourite bands!

My favourite Drones song:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Er_RXGFCE&feature=related

New album out this month, should be good.


It is good man, Australia got it in November of last year and Its close to one of my favourite albums of the year its certainly grows on you. If you liked Shark Fin Blues then I Am The Supercargo should do things for you.
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#15
Ok, I updated the list with the bands you guys listed and threw in the Greenskeepers for good measure. Keep em coming!

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Yeah The Hives!

Seeing them live is amazing, they have such stage presence it's unbelievable!


Dude I know! They were on some talk show the other night and played Won't Be Long. It was killer. Definately hope to catch one of their shows sometime.
#16
would people say the Cribs are garage rock?


I'd add Jakobínarína and Milburn to the list. both brilliant bands.
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#17
Milburn aren't really what I'd call garage rock, nor are the Cribs. Don't know about the other one.
#18
I really enjoy this stuff. Here's a post I made in a previous garage rock thread (sorry for any repeats):

The Oblivians
The Gories
The Reigning Sound
The Compulsive Gamblers
The New Bomb Turks
Wreckless Eric
Thee Milkshakes
Thee Headcoats
Thee Mighty Caesars
Les Sexareenos
King Khan & BBQ Show
The Space****s
The Untamed Youth
Guitar Wolf
Teengenerate
Jack Oblivian
Jacko and the Tennessee Tearjerkers
Cool Jerks
The Limes
Supercharger
Speedball Baby
The Knights of the New Crusade
The Royal Pendletons
The Makes
Dan Melchior
Holly Golightly
April March
The Revelators
King Louie Bangston
John Schooley and his One Man Band
Red Aunts
Gas Huffer
Quadrajets
Pagans
Lyres
DMZ
Satan's Pilgrims
The Neptunes
Man Or Astro-Man?
Mystery Girls
Mr. Airplane Man
Detroit Cobras
Mika Miko
The Makers
The Little Killers
The Lazy Cowgirls
The Lamps
Knoxville Girls
Clorox Girls
Jack O' Fire
The Hexxers
Greg Oblivian and the Tip-Tops
The Greenhornes
The Mummies
The Exploding Hearts
The Dirtys
The Dirtbombs
Black Time
Black Lips!
The Deadly Snakes
The Cynics
Clone Defects
Cheater Slicks
The Bloody Hollies

Those bands are mostly 90s and later but there's a few from the 70's and 80's. Also, some of those are not strictly garage, but they fit well with those bands.

As for the 60's, you should check out the Nuggets Compilations as mentioned above. Other good compilations are Back From The Grave, Pebbles, and Beat Happening. As for specific bands, you must listen to the Sonics, Los Saicos, the Kingsmen, the Fabulous Wailers, the Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, and the Brogues.
#19
Has anyone mentioned the Raveonettes yet?

If not, the Raveonettes.
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#20
i've seen the black lips twice in the past few months and i must say they are pretty amazing, one of my favorite garage rock bands
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would people say the Cribs are garage rock?



The Cribs are brilliant. Seeing them in February. What exactly is 'Garage Rock'?
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The Cribs are brilliant. Seeing them in February. What exactly is 'Garage Rock'?

An ameteurish form of rock music. Kinda like punk, but slower.

The goal is to be the Stones, not the Pistols (although musically, there isn't much of a difference between those bands).
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#23
LOL. the strokes are garage rock. but albert hammond jr's own stuff definitely is not garage!
#24
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i've seen the black lips twice in the past few months and i must say they are pretty amazing, one of my favorite garage rock bands

i saw the black lips in ohio and they were ****ing amazing
#26
I would personally consider Black Keys blues rock, I hear more Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside (and many other bluesmen) in there than I hear The Monks or The Gories. Although, they did cover The Sonics really, really well.

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Anyone else a fan of King Khan and The Shrines?
They are ****ing brilliant.
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#27
I've never really listened to the Shrines, but I don't know why since I love the King Khan and BBQ Show. The Shrines have a lot more funk/soul, don't they?
#29
I REALLY liked the BBQ Show when I first heard it, but the 60's pop stuff got boring after a few songs. Haven't listened to much Shrines.
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Quote by littlejoy
LOL. the strokes are garage rock. but albert hammond jr's own stuff definitely is not garage!


+1

The Sonics??
#32
What about arctic monkeys.... one of the best indie rock bands around
#33
Err, I wouldn't call them garage rock. I mean, that's a fairly broad label, but I don't see them fitting in.
#34
I wouldn't really call Arctic Monkeys a garage rock band. They are much too popular

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The Sonics??

Do you not know who they are, or do you want to talk about them?

Boom is a brilliant album, best version of Louie Louie ever imo.
#35
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Boom is a brilliant album, best version of Louie Louie ever imo.


Ahh, I've only been able to get hold of their debut as of yet.. it's still pretty awesome though
#36
I got The Supreme Genius... today. I haven't listened to it yet, but the samples I listened to at the store sounded fine.
#37
Yeah I would definitely put the black keys and the strokes in there. Black Lips! are playing in about a month, I'm pretty excited. How do you all feel about the Raconteurs newer album? My roomie doesn't like it much, but I'm pretty into it.
#38
I hate the Raconteurs' new album. The first one was good, but this one is terrible.
#39
Okay, updated again.

opivy21, thanks a ton for the list. I haven't even heard of the vast majority of those bands, so I've got a lot to look forward to.

As a side note, anyone else on here going to see the Kings of Leon in louisville?
#40
New Raconteurs album is good waddya talkin about not garage rock though. has anyone said Iggy Pop & The Stooges? most definately.
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