I'm Rob in Phoenix, Arizona, US. I started off hardcore and (cough, cough) metal, and worked my way backwards to the 60's punk roots. I've been called a punk rock snob. If a deep rooted dislike of Epitaph Records and FAT Records makes me a snob, then I guess I am. I've been playing guitar and bass for about 30 years and my left hand relaxes in the barre chord shape because I never learned much more. It turns out I'm not the virtuoso I thought I was supposed to be. I've started an internet radio station http://radiofreak-out.com that I play mostly pre '84 punk music on. I thought about playing mostly 60's Garage and Psych but that niche is being pretty well covered. There aren't many 'punk' stations that WON'T play Rancid or Pennywise though. So that's the niche I'm after.
Hey Don- I love that 60sgaragebands.com it's a great archival site.
Always, Always is a beautiful song, as is Give Your Love To Me. I'll have to go back later to read up on you and your mates, but seriously, it's nice to have this site available to all.
Good idea starting this thread Bazza. I'm just learning my way around this site trying to figure out the best way to introduce myself and say "hi."
I've been playing guitar since the early sixties. Was part of 'the scene' back then but sort of dropped out for a time. My story, if anyone is interested, was put together by Mike Dugo about a year ago (found here http://www.60sgaragebands.com/abstracts.html and here http://www.60sgaragebands.com/tiltonsmarket.html ) In any case I never stopped playing and writing; I just changed my focus and did it for myself, my family and a few friends.
Recent events with my `60s band The Abstracts (including the recent release of an album -- see here http://store03.prostores.com/servlet/uglythings/the-157/ABSTRACTS--... ) has reawakened me I guess -- made me aware that I am hardly alone in my musical tastes! And it is that, probably more than anything, that brought me here!
I'm looking forward to getting to "know" you folks here. Thanks for listening. :)
Hi! We're a band from Indianapolis started by two friends while drinking and watching the movie "Midnight Madness". Eddie Deezen plays the leader of a nerd scooter gang in the movie. Being fans of Eddie's other work as well (in addition to being a little bit nerdy ourselves), we decided to name the band DEEZEN. We actually have Eddie Deezen's blessings upon our band name and pen pal with Eddie about what the band is doing, ect. We love the garage, rock and roll, and early punk sounds of the 60's, 70's, and early 80's. We play originals and a few covers here and there of songs we like by the Sonics, the Pagans, the Cramps, the Kinks, Link Wray, Saucers, and so on. Glad to be part of a community of like minded people. We have a recording on our profile page if you want to check it out!
Cheers! - Rev. Dr. Doomtone of DEEZEN
I'm Gio, a 21 year old student in NYC. I was born in Lima, Peru and recently discovered the country's huge garage rock scene (Los Saicos, Los Yorks, etc). I've been into garage for a few years now, with some of my favorite bands being Reigning Sound, The Gories, Jay Reatard and The Remains (feel free to add me on Last.fm!).
I've been playing guitar for a while now and would love to start up a band if anyone in the NY/NJ area is interested. I also recently started a online magazine, which I'm trying to expand and create more content for, so check it out: Mr. Lee Magazine.
I'm currently on vacation in Lima, but I look forward to posting more regularly and meeting some of you once I'm back home.
New guy here. I'm 34 and from Massachusetts. Used to play guitar in a few punk bands around here. Been trying to get back in to jammin, looking for the right people. I found the podcasts via Google, and figured I would join. Pretty awesome place you got here.
ok im gregor(fells like AA this bit!)im 30,iv been a mucic addict since forever,pretty much anything you can think of ill have listened to(maybe),the only music i dinne really like is main stream "indie",kasabian,kieser chiefs that kinda limp wristed bullshit.my two biggest loves are dirty as hell lofi garage and southern hiphop,.
im an artist,well trying to be,and thats about all really.cheers.
ps-i posted a thread earlier and its never appeared,anyone any ideas why?
Just joined, and I'm enjoying looking around. I'm from Melbourne Australia, and played in bands during the 8s and 9ts, including The Reckers (Psychobilly), Unclean Spirits (garage punk) and the Daredevils (garage punk). Looking forward to kickin' back and enjoying the distortion....126.96.36.199!
i MAY HAVE ALREADY SAID SOMETHING HERE.....Younger men , take comfort in knowing the MEMORY is first thing to go.... I'm a writer , "Musician" and sometimes visual artist , based in Chicago. Before that , I lived in Dallas and Arlington (Or Dullass and Arlingfun as we used to say....), Texas. Lived in parts of Illinois prior to that , too. I write and illustrate for Roctober magazine - www.roctober.com , and worked with Bad Trip , Black To Comm , Psychotronic Video , and others. I've got a piece in the recent Roctober retrospective "Flying Saucers Rock'n'Roll" , and in the Roctober - released or related "A Friendly Game of Poker", "T.V. a Go - Go" , and a book of interviews with Dan Clowes ("Ghost World" , "Eightball" , etc.) . I'VE BEEN PLAYING MUSIC , OFF AND ON , FOR 30 years. BUT , i'VE REMAINED A SOLO ACT WITH JUST A FEW SIDE PROJECTS (Inc. DAS VOLT , FRONTED BY BRYAN McMAHON OF THE ELECTRIC EELS. ) . You can see my one You Tube video , my version of "Six Days on The Road", at totallybmx (That's not my page , so , show some respect.)......It'll explain why my report card says "Does'nt Play Well With Others".
Oh ! Music .....Rockabilly , Garage , Psych , Country , Blues , Early Hard Rock , R'n'B , Punk , Instrumental Rock , other stuff.
Hi I'm Ry. Guitarist and Singer from Australia.
I guess I'll just say I play music every day with my best friend in my band The Astros. http://theastros.bandcamp.com
That's our stuff.
I'm also really into all things sci fi, especially table top gaming and things like that.
So hello to everyone =D
I'm a graphic designer from Columbus, OH. I love music. Always have. Don't remember how I got onto garage, but I prefer the 60s stuff as opposed to the 'punk' stuff. Although I do love punk like the SLF, Buzzcocks, Jam etc. Love mod, soul and just about anything good. Favorite newer group would probably be The Mainliners out of Sweden.
It's been six months or more since I've joined and i only just realized that i haven't actually posted yet...
From the UK.
Lover of Music but really can't play... i need both hands and a strong bag to carry a tune.
Not in a Band [see last statement] but love listening to music.
Anything from Native America Pow-Wow to 80s Goth...