Garage Links, 2004-2005
I'm going to post a collection of Garage related links here.
These are from the News and Reviews section of www.GarageRockRadio.com. Most are for bands that currently play Garage Rock. I've gotten a bunch more links by email this year, and I'll post them in a follow-up entry.
First of all, if you don't know what Garage Rock is, read the article on Garage Rock at Wikipedia. We are mentioned in it!
Okay, here are the links!
The Lost Marbles - A '60s and punk influenced Garage band from Rochester, NY. Started by Darren Brennessel of McFadden's Parachute.
Muddy Fly - An italian Garage band with Nirvana and other Grunge/Garage influences.
Skyroots Project - Suburban Detroit Garage band with '60s, '70s and modern garage influences.
The Candy Snatchers - A GaragePunk band with 60's garage, the Detroit sound and late 70's punk influences.
Undersea Explosion - A Brooklyn NY band that plays darkly cinematic, catchy garage rock with more than a little Jim Morrison thrown into the mix.
A book on Central FL Garagebands - Playin' the Peninsula: Garage and Teen Center Bands of the Florida I-4 Corridor. Were you in one of these groups from 1964-1972?? If so, your input is needed for a great new book!
An online retro shop, physically located in Sweden - '50s and '60s clothes and music.
Kilometre: 42 - A loud and fast band from England. They play fuzzy, growling, distorted blues-based music.
Indianburn - A Garage band with '60s psyche influence.
Fat Pete Records / Freddy Steady - Austin Texas band with '60s garage roots and country influence.
Hang the Superstars - A Garage band from Brazil, the page is in Portuguese.
Garage Savage - A web site about Garage bands, clubs and people in Holland.
Dark Side - A Maryland band playing '60s pop updated to the '80s, with Alice Cooper and rockabilly influences.
An online radio station - They sent me this in Spanish: un radio serial de terror y humor totalmente freak, ambientado en las películas de serie Z de los años 50,al estilo ED WOOD, música GARAGE, SURF INSTRUMENTAL, ROCKABILLY, PUNK ROCK , algo de BATCAVE ...etc.
The Beatles Help - A web site with tons of Beatles links.
The PushTwangers - A Swedish Garage Rock band.
My Delusion - A very cool Chicago Garage/Punk/PowerPop band with a female vocalist. Very catchy punk tunes, 70's influenced. Hard to describe, but good! Check out their MP3 tracks at this web site.
The Pokers - An authentic sounding British Punk band. Very '70s punk influenced.
The Things - A Garage band from Dublin, Ireland.
The Specimens - A Garage band from Melbourne, Australia.
Mike Dalton band - A rock band from New Jersey with REM and Smithereens influences.
The Lilacs - A Garage rock band from out in the Dakotas. They love '60s Garage and are influenced by the Yardbirds!
TSAR - "Band, Girls, Money"10 tracks. High quality party punk with 70s punk, glam, the Vines and Motley Crue influence. Good songs, good vocals, good playing! TSAR Review here.
The Towers of London - 2, 2 track demos.A new punk band that is influenced by '70s punk bands like the Sex Pistols and New York Dolls.
--- The above two bands are on TVT Records.
Meet Me in the time tunnel, Obscure Powerpop '78 - '85 on Wizzard In Vinyl.20 tracks. Some good punk songs are on this CD. Buy it if you like the original '70s punk sound. Here's an article on the CD.
Dennis Most & Audiolove, Live at the El Cid 12/76 12 tracks. Decent guitarwork. Some punkish covers of '60s songs such as "Signed D.C.", "Baracuda", "Secret Agent Man", and "I Fought the Law".
--- For more info on the above 2 CDs, contact Keith Grave, Dagger Promotions .
Motor 76 - "All The Highs"11 tracks. A driving uptempo rock band from Atlanta. Good guitar songs with a '70s classic-rock feel. Influences include the Smithereens, Lynard Skynard, AC/DC and Black Sabbath.
The Fondas - They have a great girl singer named Julie Benjamin, and a driving musical style.
Les Hell On Heels - All girl band.
The Charms - A Boston band with a Blonde singer (Ellie Vee), black haired exotically beautiful Russian keyboardist (Kat Kina), and the rest are male. [2006 - Kat is out of the band :-( ]
The Raveonettes - A male/female duo from Denmark. Check out the videos on their web site.
The A-Lines - All girl band.
The Sugar Twins - Twin(?) girl singers in this Boston band.
The Blue Van from Denmark is a 60s inspired Garage band with a new CD entitled "The Art Of Rolling", on TVT Records.
The Invisible Surfers from Greece are a cool surf instrumental band. For more info on this band, please write to Andreas Zorbas.
Have you heard The Flairz? This new Garage and punk influenced band is from Australia and its 3 members are 12 years old! Both Bill Kelly (TW) and Little Steven (UG) have played their very catchy Garage Punk single entitled "Rock and Roll Ain't Evil" from their first CD. Please visit their web site and their MySpace (with 3 songs to listen to!).
We recently received a cool EP CD from Michal Kahan entitled "Baby Escapo". It's 7 songs are loaded with Garage/Punk energy. The guitars are loud and fuzzy on most songs but there's a couple with organ. Michal sings in Spanish with enthusiasm and passion. Check out this very cool singer/songwriter and her CD at her Isreali label's web site.
Punk Rock began in the mid '70s and made a big return in the '90s with the likes of Green Day, Rancid, and Offspring. Garage Rock began in the '60s. Is Punk just a variation on Garage or is it entirely different? We've written an article about the origins and characteristics of Garage and Punk. It's a Must Read for fans of both Garage and Punk. Click here to Read all about the similarities and differences between Garage and Punk!
Mcfadden's Parachute - Self Titled - Jargon Records - Rochester, NY http://www.jargonrecords.com/McFaddens/index.htm
The Riviera Playboys - "Ambassadors of Rock-N-Roll" - Jargon Records - Rochester, NY http://www.jargonrecords.com/playboys/main.html
The Kings Mistake - "What Have We Done?" - Dublin, Ireland http://www.kingsmistake.com/
Gear Fab Records is a company in Orlando Florida that has some great '60s and '70s Garage and Psychedelic music in it's catalog. They offer "reissues of the most incredible artifacts." I recently ordered a CD from the Majic Ship, a great Psyche-rock band from my old hometown of NYC. I also got 2 cool comps, Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60s Volume 3 featuring "It's Trash" - The Cavemen, "Baby" - The Tasmanians, "You Can't Make Me" - The Montells and Psychedelic Crown Jewels - Volume 2: Garage Unknowns with many cool Garagers, I highly recommend it! All Garage fans should visit the Gear Fab website now!
We recently received a cool CD titled "Shake yourself, honey!" with a nice handwritten letter from the beautiful and talented Fege of the Queen Beees. Check them out!
Whenever I'm in the office, which is quite a bit lately, I open up my WinAmp player and listen to Beyond the Beat Generation. This internet radio station is amazing!!! If you love Garage Rock, you should listen to this!
60s videos links! Ron Kleim made this great list of links, check out the Stones, Beatles and 13th Floor Elevators!
Beyond the Beat Generation. '65 to '69 Underground punk garage psyche 24/7 streaming radio.
Los Peyotes, Argentina Garagers. The web site is in Spanish, check it out if you can read it. Their new CD, "Psychotic Reaction" is very cool!
Queen Beees, Italian Garagers. Mainly in Italian web site about these cool 3 girl one guy rockers that remind me of the great 80s garage band, the Pandoras.
Mocker Monkeys, Italian Garagers. A cool garage/surf/psyche band! The site is mostly in English.
The Absolute BEST web site for Garage Rock (besides GarageRockRadio!) is The Garage, at http://garage.brinkster.net/default.asp. They have links to radio shows, net archives, bands and more! They were kind enough to link to our site in their Radio Shows catagory. Please visit them soon!
A great web site for finding out information on 60s Garage Bands! They have an up to date News page, interviews with band members and a list of TV shows that have had Garage bands on them. They wrote a very nice review of our site on their News & Nuggets page in the February 21, 2003 entry. Please visit them soon!
The Wayback Machine
A great Garage Rock Radio show! The past, present, and future of garage, punk, and primitive rock'n'roll. Monday nights, 8-10pm (Central Time). KDHX-FM 88.1, St. Louis, MO. You can Listen Online!
The Primitive Show
Another great Garage Rock Radio show! Friday afternoons from Noon to 3 PM (Eastern time) on WVKR-FM 91.3 in Poughkeepsie, NY. George Roberts plays all sorts of Garage Rock, new and old.
Whole Lotta Shakin radio show
Another cool Garage Rock Radio show! "Whole Lotta Shakin", since 1984: 4 hours of Rock 'n' Roll Radio featuring Rockabilly,Greasy R&B, Instrumental, Surf, Twist, British Invasion, Garage Rock, Novely & Punk rock from the mid-50's to todays rock 'n' rollers that carry on the tradition! Sundays from 3-7PM EST on WITR, 89.7-FM in Rochester, NY, & live on the web at http://www.modernmusicandmore.com/ !!!!!
A great place to discuss Garage Rock! I read the 50s/60s Garage/Rock 'n' Roll Forum. Check out my posts there, I'm GarageBill.
NEW! GaragePunk.com Pirate Radio
The first all-podcast garage rock radio station! How to Subscribe to the Podcast: 1) Download and install iPodder, iPodderX, or iTunes 4.9 (Mac or PC). 2. Add the podcast feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/garagepunkpodcasts 3) Automatically receive podcast shows. 4) Or, download the latest show in MP3 here. It's THAT easy!!
Garage Compilation Database
A great Garage Rock resource! Find a song if you just know part of the Title or Artist. Find out which compilations have a song. The Garage Compilation Database provides a web-interface for the data contained in Menachem Turchick's excellent Searchin' for Shakes database. It contains track listings and other information for hundreds of various artist compilations that focus on 60's garage and psychedelic rock.
Read the stories of over 100 Garage bands written by the artists themselves! Musicians and Authors Keith Buckley and Dan Angott are compiling information for an exciting new book about the 60's garage band scene. They decided to put together a web site to reach out to all those garage band members who never made it much past the state line. They were kind enough to link to our site on their Links page. Please visit them soon!