I'd like to get a list of people - artists and groups - that people here would consider the best of the best from a GaragePunk perspective. If we can get together a list of say, 50 or so candidates, I'll conduct a poll here on the forum to elect members to a "Garage Punk Hall of Fame".
Candidates can be from any era. Just to get us going why don't I throw out some names off the top of my head.
The Dead Boys
The Devil Dogs
Roky Erickson/13th Floor Elevators
And feel free to toss out any names you can think of. Even if you don't think they're quite "Hall of Fame" worthy but should at least be considered.
I think this is more up my alley than the Peoples Hall of fame.
The Seeds, The Sonics, The Wailers, 13th Floor Elevators, Stooges, MC5, Velvet Underground, NY Dolls, Modern Lovers, DMZ. the real kids,Lyres, Ramones, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers,Sonic Rendezvous band,The Customs,The Cramps, Flamin Groovies, The Remains, The Pretty Things & many more.
People/ labels/rock writers/Clubs: Marty Thau - Red Star Records, Terry Ork, Billy/Miriam from Norton Records, Greg Shaw - Bomp. Max's, CBGBs, Jimmy Harold @The Rat in Boston, Cantones in Boston, Kicks Magazine, Punk Magazine, Legs McNeil, John Holmstrom and many more.
there was a discussion like this on last.fm a while back [:
I'd choose the rolling stones, for their undeniable influence on countless garage bands;
downliners sect, because they're underrated and fucking amazing;
aaaand the sonics. of course!
"I love Bubblegum! People talk about the music of the late 60s-70s like it was all Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix, but Bubblegum is what actually got played on the radio (AM, at least). It was one of the only styles that kept to three…"
"I looked for 20+ years for The Prisoners "Thee Last Fourfathers" and "A Taste Of Pink" LPs before finding them for...not TOO much $ on the ebays. Now I'm just waiting for that copy of "Stormy Weather" by The…"
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