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An indie-label movement that emerged in the mid-'80s, garage rock revival bands aimed to recapture the wild, rowdy, raucous spirit of '60s garage rock. Of course, where the original garage rockers were concerned with imitating their favorite British bands, the revivalists imitate the garage bands themselves -- so their music was full of fuzz-tone guitar, Farfisa organ riffs, and sneering vocals. Like the similarly timed rockabilly and surf revivals, garage rock revivalists also appropriated the original music's sense of style, self-consciously playing up their personal favorite qualities -- toughness, sleaziness, brashness, manic energy, rebellion, party-hearty spirit, what have you. Since it was self-conscious, it was sometimes done with a knowing wink and a bit of exaggeration, but regardless, many of the revival bands shared an underlying assumption that garage rock's virtues embodied the true spirit of rock & roll. Garage rock revival never achieved a wide audience, but after the first wave of '80s bands -- including the Chesterfield Kings, the Mono Men, the Lyres, the Fleshtones, the Fuzztones, and several Billy Childish-led groups -- it did maintain a devoted cult following into the '90s, with numerous bands on the Bomp, Estrus, and Sympathy for the Record Industry labels.

Garage Rock Revival Artists Highlights

The White Stripes
The White Stripes
The Fleshtones
The Fleshtones
The Strokes
The Strokes
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Brian Jonestown ...
Lyres
Lyres
Billy Childish
Billy Childish

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Garage Rock Revival Album Highlights

Get Our Way
Cynics
Get Our Way
On Fyre
Lyres
On Fyre
White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
White Blood Cells
Living Legends Series
The Fleshtones
Living Legends Series
Beached Earls
Thee Headcoats
Beached Earls
19th Nervous Shakedown
The Milkshakes
19th Nervous Shakedown

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Garage Rock Revival Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
Action Speaks Louder Than Words The Fuzztones
I Want to Help You Ann
Lyres
When You Stop Loving Me
Thee Headcoats
You're Gonna Need My Love Someday The Crawdaddys
Don't Jump Me Mother
DMZ
I Cannot Find Her Chesterfield Kings
Alexander Plasticland
She Pays the Rent The Nomads
Fell in Love with a Girl The White Stripes

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