List of garage rock bands

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The following is a list of notable garage rock bands. It is not exclusive to collective bands, but also includes solo acts who have created music in this style (usually backed by accompanying musicians). The list features artists from the US and Canada, but also includes similar acts from other countries.[1][2][3]

Original mid-1960s garage bands (primarily active from 1964–68)[edit]


























Later period protopunk and garage-influenced bands (1967 to 1979)[edit]

The bands listed below, though often associated with garage rock, are also associated with other genres such as acid rock, psychedelia, blues rock, power pop, 1970s punk rock, hard rock, bubblegum, glam, prog rock, art rock or even heavy metal. Many British bands between 1965–1968 have been retrospectively referred to as "Freakbeat" and between 1969-1979 as pub rock. Like garage rock, much of the music made by acts such as these has been characterized as proto-punk.

1980–present garage rock revival bands[edit]

Some of these bands overlap with punk, garage punk, punk blues, the mod revival, psychobilly, noise rock/noise pop/noise punk, grunge, new wave and post-punk, post-punk revival, the Paisley Underground, indie rock, indie pop, neo-psychedelia, power pop, Britpop, hard rock and even riot grrl, queercore or traditional heavy metal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bangs, Lester (2003). Marcus, Greil (ed.). Pychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (First ed.). New York: Ancor Books, a division of Random House Inc. pp. 56–57, 61, 64, 101. ISBN 0-679-72045-6. pp. 54, 57, 61, 64, 101
  2. ^ Marks, Ian D.; McIntyre, Iain (2010). Wild About You: The Sixties Beat Explosion in Australia and New Zealand. Portland, London, Melbourne: Verse Chorus Press. pp. 7–9, 11–35. ISBN 978-1-891241-28-4. Entire 352-page book is devoted to garage rock in Australia during the 1960s. See intro on 7–9. Also see: Everett True's Australian Garage Rock Primer (website)True's Australian Garage Rock Primer
  3. ^ Bhatia, Sidharth (2014). "1, 4". India Psychedelic (First ed.). India: Harper Collins Publishers. pp. 10, 51. ISBN 978-93-5029-837-4. On pages 10 and 51 the author says that the term often used for many the Indian bands of the 1960s is "garage bands." Source B: "New Book on India's 1960s–1970s Rock Scene: Highly explosive out of time garage-punk from India!". Combustibles. Nissim Ezekiel. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Marks, Ian D. and McIntyre, Iain. Wild About You: The Sixties Beat Explosion in Australia and New Zealand. Verse Chorus Press. Portland, London, Melbourne. 2010. Foreword by Ian McFarlane. pg. 256-264
  6. ^ "Beware of Darkness – Orthodox".
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Milner, Greg (2004) "Garage Rock: the SPIN record guide", SPIN, September 2004, p. 116, retrieved 2011-03-06
  8. ^ "Chain and the Gang: The Best of Crime Rock". Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  9. ^ "The Darts | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Death Valley Girls | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Guantanamo Baywatch | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Album of the Week: Inspiral Carpets". XFM. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  13. ^ "NY-based Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline Love Garage". The Jakarta Post. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2015-11-01.

External links[edit]

  • '60s Garage Bands – histories of local and regional bands of the 1960s
  • Beyond the Beat Generation – interviews with former members of 1960s garage bands
  • Everett True's Australian Garage Rock Primer – covers Australian garage rock bands of the 1960s and later
  • G45 Central – website and blog which conducts discussions on various topics related to garage rock
  • Garage Hangover – garage bands of the 1960s by state, province and country
  • GS – covers the group sounds ("G.S.") garage/beat boom in Japan
  • It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine – articles, interviews, and reviews of 60s psychedelic and garage acts
  • Start – Website devoted to covering as many as 1400 Dutch Nederbeat bands of the 60s (in both Dutch and English)
  • Ugly Things – magazine that provides information on garage rock and vintage from the 1960s and other eras