The Droogs was formed by Ric Albin (vocals), Roger Clay (guitar), Paul Motter (bass), and Kyle Raven (drums). Inspired by 1960s garage rock and with their early sound categorized by Trouser Press as "protopunk", they released six singles during the 1970s (later collected on the Anthology album), with several changes of personnel in the rhythm section.
The line-up stabilized in the early 1980s with David Provost (formerly of Dream Syndicate) on bass/keyboards and Jon Gerlach on drums. In the mid-1980s, the band was considered part of the Paisley Underground scene, but found greatest success in Europe, and in 1987 signed to the German label Music Maniac.
The band split up in 2010, after a final album, 1997's Atomic Garage.
- "He's Waiting" (1973)
- "Overnight Success/Last Laugh" (1975)
- "Set My Love on You" (1978)
- "Only Game In Town/Garden Of My Mind" (1981)
- Heads Examined EP (1983) Plug-n-socket
- Memorial (1980) Stapled Chin Music (cassette only)
- Stone Cold World (1984) Passport
- Kingdom Day (1987) PVC
- Anthology (1987) Music Maniac
- Mad Dog Dreams (1990) Music Maniac
- Live in Europe 1990 (1990) Music Maniac
- Want Something (1991)
- Guerilla Love-In (1991) Music Maniac
- Atomic Garage (1997) Impossible Records
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