Love
Love Story 1966-1972
Moby Grape
Johnny Winter

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Garage Rock was a simple, raw form of rock & roll created by a number of American bands in the mid-'60s. Inspired by British Invasion bands like the Beatles, Kinks, and Rolling Stones, these midwestern American groups played a variation on British Invasion rock. Since they were usually young and amateurish, the results were much cruder than their inspirations but that is what made the sound exciting. Most of the band emphasized their amateurishness, playing the same three chords, bashing their guitars and growling their vocals. In many ways, the garage bands were the first wave of do-it-yourself punk rockers. 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 fact, nearly all of the bands were forgotten in the early '70s, but the Nuggets compilation brought them back to the spotlight. 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.

Garage Rock Artists Highlights

Love
Love
Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter
Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson
Bob Seger
Bob Seger
The Beau Brummels
The Beau Brummels
The 13th Floor Elevators
The 13th Floor Elevators

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Garage Rock Album Highlights

Love Story 1966-1972
Love
Love Story 1966-1972
Moby Grape
Moby Grape
Moby Grape
Da Capo
Love
Da Capo
The Singles: 1966-1967
Bob Seger
The Singles: 1966-1967
Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967
Bob Seger / Bob Seger & ...
Heavy Music: The Complete ...
Ain't That Too Much: The Complete Challenge Sessions
Gene Vincent
Ain't That Too Much: The ...

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Garage Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Seven & Seven Is Love
8:05 Moby Grape
Lookin' Back
Bob Seger
Persecution Smith Last Heard / Bob Seger / Bob Seger & the Last Heard
Love Is a Bird Gene Vincent
Powder Blue Mercedes Queen Raiders / Paul Revere & the Raiders
My Little Red Book Love
Roller Coaster The 13th Floor Elevators
Rosalie The Kingsmen
Bermuda Roky Erickson

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