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View Poll Results: Which are your favourite garage rock tracks?
Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of Your Mind 13 24.07%
Beau Brummels - Just a Little 7 12.96%
Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues 16 29.63%
Cannibal & the Headhunters - Land of 1000 Dances 7 12.96%
Castaways - Liar, Liar 10 18.52%
Chad Allan & the Expressions - Shakin' All Over 7 12.96%
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction 14 25.93%
Dave Clark Five - Over and Over 11 20.37%
Easy Beats - Friday on My Mind 14 25.93%
Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night 13 24.07%
Human Beinz - Nobody but Me 11 20.37%
Kingsmen - Louie Louie 17 31.48%
Kinks - All Day and All of the NIght 21 38.89%
Kinks - You Really Got Me 27 50.00%
Knickerbockers - Lies 11 20.37%
Los Bravos - Black Is Black 11 20.37%
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Good Golly Miss Molly/Devil with the Blue Dress 13 24.07%
Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me 10 18.52%
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Just Like Me 10 18.52%
Pretty Things - Midnight to Six Man 5 9.26%
? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears 17 31.48%
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully 11 20.37%
Searchers - Love Potion #9 13 24.07%
Seeds - Pushing Too Hard 10 18.52%
Shadows of Knight - Gloria 12 22.22%
Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin' 17 31.48%
Spencer Davis Goups - I'm a Man 10 18.52%
Standells - Dirty Water 15 27.78%
Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild 18 33.33%
Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints 15 27.78%
Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl 7 12.96%
Them - Here Comes the Night 9 16.67%
Trashmen - Surfin' Bird 10 18.52%
Troggs - Wild Thing 14 25.93%
Troggs - With a Girl Like You 9 16.67%
Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight 3 5.56%
Yardbirds - For Your Love 23 42.59%
Yardbirds - Heart Full of Soul 19 35.19%
Zombies - She's Not There 24 44.44%
Zombies - Tell Her No 13 24.07%
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:37 PM   #19
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Re: Vote for Your Favourite Garage Rock Tracks!

What great songs on this list! So hard to choose since I don't exactly know what garage rock is. One song I love not on the list is the long version of The Illusion doing "Did You See Her Eyes?". I think that would qualify. Anyone else know this song?
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Here is one explanation of garage rock.
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So hard to choose since I don't exactly know what garage rock is.
Don't worry yourself over the definition thing. Just tick off the tunes you like the most.

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One song I love not on the list is the long version of The Illusion doing "Did You See Her Eyes?". I think that would qualify.
That would certainly qualify - but nobody thought to nominate it for my poll!

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Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #22
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Nothin' by the Ugly Ducklings would have been a better selection for this poll than Gaslight insofar as Nothin' was a "purer" Ugly Ducklings creation and thus was more protypical garage rock. Gaslight was evidently given to the Ugly Ducklings by their record company because they needed another hit single.

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Re: Vote for Your Favourite Garage Rock Tracks!

There's really too much great stuff for me to deal with on this poll. I could easily vote for everything.

Like has been said earlier, garage rock is very hard to define in any way that makes sense. Even the best 60s bands took lots of stabs at it. When the Beatles did "I'm Down", that was pure garage.

I voted for "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" just for the heck of it, but really, I'm not even sure that song qualifies. It's too complex. It even has wonderful three part vocal harmonies! Real garage bands did well to manage two parts, and usually they were out of tune!
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I suppose I could have just titled my poll "Here's a bunch of really fab tunes. Check off the ones you like the best."

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Every "garage" band in my neighborhood did
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It's interesting that the "big name" groups, e.g. Kinks, Yardbirds, Zombies, are drawing a disproportionate amount of the votes in this poll - despite the fact that Garage Rock is oft associated with one hit wonders.

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My favorite "garage bands" are "The Troggs, "Electric Prunes" and "Shadows of Knight"

I would definitely not consider "Dave Clark 5", "Kinks", or "Steppenwolf" garage bands and others are questionable to me as well but that is just based on my definition of a garage band which is a sound made by very young guys without alot of formal musical training, the sound is more raw and less polished and has a more intense quality to it.
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Seeds - Pushing Too Hard
Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
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... my definition of a garage band which is a sound made by very young guys without alot of formal musical training, the sound is more raw and less polished and has a more intense quality to it.
So what then happens after they've been together for a few years? Do they have to shed their Garage band mantle? And does less polished mean they make more mistakes while playing? Does not the sound engineer take care of those details in the recording studio anyway?

The "definition" of Garage with which I've in effect been working is tunes simplistic enough to be covered by your garden variety band of high school kids. Garage Rock is a more workable concept when applied to individual tracks as opposed to attempting to first define bands as Garage and then taking the totality of their output as Garage Rock.

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I'm not sure what the standard definition is of garage rock. But I wouldn't include anything British. The best cut in the list is Psychotic Reaction. Others in my top five include Dirty Water, 96 Tears, Gloria (Shadows of Night), and Surfin' Bird.
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I'm not sure what the standard definition is of garage rock. But I wouldn't include anything British.
I think it depends on how you want to pigeonhole things. There are certainly British bands who had that sound, like The Pretty Things.

I think that Foxhound also made a good point about it being easier to look at songs individually, rather than bands, when deciding if something is garage rock.
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I'm not sure what the standard definition is of garage rock. But I wouldn't include anything British.
I think it depends on how you want to pigeonhole things. There are certainly British bands who had that sound, like The Pretty Things.

I think that Foxhound also made a good point about it being easier to look at songs individually, rather than bands, when deciding if something is garage rock.
I think most definitions of Garage Rock owe at least something to groups like The Yardbirds and The Kinks.
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I'm not sure what the standard definition is of garage rock. But I wouldn't include anything British.
I think it depends on how you want to pigeonhole things. There are certainly British bands who had that sound, like The Pretty Things.

I think that Foxhound also made a good point about it being easier to look at songs individually, rather than bands, when deciding if something is garage rock.
I think most definitions of Garage Rock owe at least something to groups like The Yardbirds and The Kinks.
While I agree that American garage rock clearly imitated the Yardbirds, the Kinks and a bunch of other Brit invasion bands, that doesn't mean the Brits were garage bands.

Does anyone know if they even have garages in England?
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... my definition of a garage band which is a sound made by very young guys without alot of formal musical training, the sound is more raw and less polished and has a more intense quality to it.
So what then happens after they've been together for a few years? Do they have to shed their Garage band mantle? And does less polished mean they make more mistakes while playing? Does not the sound engineer take care of those details in the recording studio anyway?

The "definition" of Garage with which I've in effect been working is tunes simplistic enough to be covered by your garden variety band of high school kids. Garage Rock is a more workable concept when applied to individual tracks as opposed to attempting to first define bands as Garage and then taking the totality of their output as Garage Rock.

I disagree with the notion of applying the definition of garage rock to specific tracks. I submit that it is about the skills and circumstances of the bands themselves. Garage rock is by definition about simplicity, amateurism and a moment in time -- not about professionals performing in a particular style. And it was inherently American, in response to the Beatles.

The Beatles changed American music in three ways: (1) they led the British Invasion of America; (2) they inspired a generation of highly accomplished American musicians -- ie McGuinn -- to move from folk to rock; and (3) they inspired a bunch of young amateurs in garages across America to give it a shot.
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I'm not sure what the standard definition is of garage rock. But I wouldn't include anything British.
I think it depends on how you want to pigeonhole things. There are certainly British bands who had that sound, like The Pretty Things.

I think that Foxhound also made a good point about it being easier to look at songs individually, rather than bands, when deciding if something is garage rock.
I think most definitions of Garage Rock owe at least something to groups like The Yardbirds and The Kinks.
While I agree that American garage rock clearly imitated the Yardbirds, the Kinks and a bunch of other Brit invasion bands, that doesn't mean the Brits were garage bands.

Does anyone know if they even have garages in England?
I will have you know that we do, sir!
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Every "garage" band in my neighborhood did this tune.
I thought of including "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones but I decided to omit any tunes by the really big name bands. I didn't want this to turn into another tired Stones vs. Beatles vs. Led Zeppelin vs. Who vs. Cream poll. Those have been done so many times already.

Besides, who could I have left out of my poll? Tunes by bands such as Chad Allen & the Expressions, Pretty Things, Cannibal & the Headhunters, Seeds, Syndicate of Sound, Them and the Ugly Ducklings just had to be somewhere in a Garage Rock poll even though they have not drawn many votes. I had an enormously difficult time just trying to pare my list down to forty tracks without making room for any Beatles, Stones etc. tracks.

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I disagree with the notion of applying the definition of garage rock to specific tracks. I submit that it is about the skills and circumstances of the bands themselves. Garage rock is by definition about simplicity, amateurism and a moment in time....
But that definition is incapable of dealing with the fairly common situation of bands improving over time. If you say that the band was Garage only up to a certain point in time, you in effect embrace my definition of evaluating Garage rock by specific track, not by band.

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... not about professionals performing in a particular style.
But few were the bands that had record contracts in the sixties! Any band that cut a Billboard hit was then "professional"! I would have had no list at all if I had to abide by that part of your definition.
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