Garage Rock

Garage rock was a simple, raw form of rock & roll created by a number of American bands in the mid-'60s. 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 had hits, but most were destined for obscurity. In fact, nearly all of the bands were forgotten in the early '70s. 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.
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