Unsacred Hearts
Rubber Factory
March to Fuzz
Amyl and the Sniffers

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Before the punk-pop wing of America's '90s punk revival hit the mainstream, a different breed of revivalist punk had been taking shape in the indie-rock underground. In general, garage punk wasn't nearly as melodic as punk-pop; instead, garage punk drew its inspiration chiefly from the Detroit proto-punk of the Stooges and the MC5. Attitude and noise were far more important to garage punk than catchy melodies, and the attitude was reflected in the sound of the music: dirty, grimy, sleazy, angry, menacing, and just flat-out ugly. Some of the first garage punk bands who appeared in the late '80s and early '90s (Mudhoney, the Supersuckers) signed with the Sub Pop label, whose early grunge bands shared some of the same influences and aesthetics (in fact, Mudhoney became one of the founders of grunge). Although garage punk never came close to hitting the mainstream, bands like New Bomb Turks and the Humpers helped maintain a cult audience for the style through the '90s. Additionally, several bands in the stoner-rock revival movement (Nebula, for instance) began crafting a slightly psychedelic variation on garage punk.

Garage Punk Artists Highlights

Unsacred Hearts
Unsacred Hearts
Amyl and the Sniffers
Amyl and the Sniffers
Danny & the Darleans
Danny & the Darleans
Dan Melchior
Dan Melchior
Holograms
Holograms
Ty Segall
Ty Segall

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Garage Punk Album Highlights

Rubber Factory
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory
March to Fuzz
Mudhoney
March to Fuzz
Dirty Shirt Rock 'n' Roll: The First Ten Years
The Jon Spencer Blues ...
Dirty Shirt Rock 'n' Roll: ...
Brothers
The Black Keys
Brothers
Thickfreakness
The Black Keys
Thickfreakness
Midnight Boom
The Kills
Midnight Boom

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Garage Punk Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Girl Is on My Mind The Black Keys
The Money Will Roll Right In Mudhoney
Chicken Dog The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Everlasting Light The Black Keys
Have Love Will Travel The Black Keys
U.R.A. Fever The Kills
Untutored Youth The Hives
Web Thee Oh Sees
Stop Stop The Black Keys
Weight of Love The Black Keys

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