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Any attempt to define "garage rock" by classifying certain bands as garage bands and then using the discography of those bands is doomed to failure. This is quite simply because just about every band starts out as a garage band. Some move on from there but their early work is still garage rock. I therefore regard any tunes that were simple enough to have been widely covered in the sixties by the boys practicing in the garage next door as being garage rock.

I gave Foxhound (a certain shiftless neighbourhood lackey of mine) instructions to compile a list of the best garage rock tunes thus defined from my extensive music library. Here it is - the list that is. Foxhound's pic is toward the bottom of the page.

Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of Your Mind

American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me

Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Animals - House of the Rising Sun

Animals - It's My Life

Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten' Up

Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

Beatles - I'm Down

Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There

Beau Brummels - Just a Little

Beau Brummels - Laugh, Laugh

Big Brother & the Holding Company - Down on Me

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues

Blues Magoos - (We Ain't Got) Nothing Yet

Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash

Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law

Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions

Cannibal & the Headhunters - Land of 1000 Dances

Castaways - Liar Liar

Chad Allan & the Expressions - Shakin' All Over

Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come

Choir - It's Cold Outside

Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction

Cream - I'm So Glad

Cream - Spoonful

Cream - Sunshine of Your Love

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary

Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball

Cyrkle - Turn Down Day

Dave Clark Five - Bits and Pieces

Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over

Dave Clark Five - Over and Over

Doors - Hello, I Love You

Doors - Light My Fire

Easy Beats - Friday on My Mind

Electric Prunes - Get Me to the World on Time

Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night

Every Mother's Son - Come on Down to My Boat Baby

Freddie & the Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now

Gary Lewis & the Playboys - This Diamond Ring

Grass Roots - Let's Live for Today

Guess Who - American Woman

Herman's Hermits - Silhouettes

Hollies - Bus Stop

Hollies - Stop, Stop, Stop

Hombres - Let It All Hang Out

Human Beinz - Nobody but Me

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Jay & the Americans - Come a Little Bit Closer

Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fire

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze

John Fred & His Playboy Band - Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)

Kingsmen - Louie Louie

Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

Kinks - Lola

Kinks - Till the End of the Day

Kinks - You Really Got Me

Knickerbockers - Lies

Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine

Los Bravos - Black Is Black

Mandela - Loveitis

Manfred Man - Do Wha Diddy Diddy

McCoys - Fever

McCoys - Hang on Sloopy

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - C.C. Ryder

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Good Golly Miss Molly/Devil with the Blue Dress

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take a Ride

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - Sock It to Me Baby

Music Explosion - A Little Bit of Soul

Music Machine - Talk Talk

Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road

Outsiders - She's So Respectable

Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me

Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Born in Chicago

Paul Revere & the Raiders - Hungry

Paul Revere & the Raiders - Just Like Me

Paul Revere & the Raiders - Kicks

Pretty Things - Midnight to Six Man

? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears

Johnny Rivers - Memphis

Johnny Rivers - Midnight Special

Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man

Rhinoceros - Apricot Brandy

Rivieras - California Sun

Rolling Stones - Get off of My Cloud

Rolling Stones - It's All Over Now

Rolling Stones - The Last Time

Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - Little Red Riding Hood

Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs - Wooly Bully

Searchers - Love Potion #9

Searchers - Needles and Pins

Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard

Shadows of Knight - Gloria
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Del Shannon - Runaway

Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino

Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About a Mover

Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'

Spencer Davis Group - I'm a Man

Spencer Davis Group - Keep on Running

Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me

Standells - Dirty Water

Standells - Why Pick on Me?

Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride

Steppenwolf - Sookie Sookie

Strangeloves - I Want Candy

Strangeloves - Night Time

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints

Surfaris - Wipe Out

Swingin' Medallions - Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)

Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl

Them - Baby Please Don't Go

Them - Here Comes the Night

Tommy James & the Shondells - Hanky Panky

Tommy James & the Shondells - Just a Mirage

Tommy James & the Shondells - Mony Mony

Trashmen - Surfin' Bird

Tremeloes - Here Comes My Baby

Troggs - I Can't Control Myself

Troggs - Wild Thing

Troggs - With a Girl Like You

Turtles - Happy Together

Turtles - Let Me Be

Turtles - She'd Rather Be with Me

Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight

Ugly Ducklings - Nothin'

Wayne Fontana & the Mind Benders - Game of Love

Who - Happy Jack

Who - I Can't Explain

Who - Pinball Wizard

Yardbirds - For Your Love

Yardbirds - Heart Full of Soul

Yardbirds - Over, Under, Sideways, Down

Zombies - She's Not There

Zombies - Tell Her No




Comments? Are any of your favourites missing?

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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 12:58:05 PM »
Nice list Hepcat ... you including many of my favorites.

Btw ~ I'm a big fan of the Zombies and the songs that you listed are not among my favorites .. here are some of my favorite covers from the Zombies ..

The Zombies - Summertime (Shindig, 1965)


The Zombies- Going Out of My Head


Woman - The Zombies (1964)


The Zombies - "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" Cover Live 9/12/2010 NJ Music Fest

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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 01:00:39 PM »
Here's another Zombie's tune ...

I LOVE YOU / THE ZOMBIES
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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 06:29:00 PM »
Here's a really good one by the Seeds I only discovered today:

The Seeds - Can't seem to make you mine (Live)


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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 05:18:28 PM »
Incredible list Hepcat. 8)

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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 12:55:28 PM »
Here's the one that may have started it all:

The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT End Video) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)


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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 04:35:22 PM »
Sonics-"The Witch" from "Here Are the Sonics"
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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 08:13:48 PM »
Nice choice Skunk, eh, Flower!! 

I am not a fan of long lists.  Very long. 
Great topic, though, here's the top of my list... I think...

gonn - blackout of gretely


Them-I can only give you everything


Sir Winston and the Commons - "Were Gonna Love Forever"


Novas - The Crusher


The Young Rascals - I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (Hullabaloo - 1965)


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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 08:34:43 PM »
Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 12:06:13 PM »
Goldie and the Gingerbreads are boss!

Some relatively recent garage rock from the fabulous Chesterfield Kings (it's what they smoke):

The Chesterfield Kings-Running Through my Nightmares


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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 09:48:37 PM »
MC5 I can only give you everything

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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 06:00:07 AM »
The Ace of Cups


60s Garage Girl Bands (pt. 1)
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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 03:34:56 PM »
The Termites

The Termites - Tell Me.wmv
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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 04:51:42 PM »
Great list! My 60s band does about 15 of those (LIES being one) You did miss a few but how could you not?
Sugar and Spice - Various artists
Happy Jack - you know Who
Midnight Man - James Gang
Changes - Buddy Miles
Ride My SeeSaw - Moody Blues
Take Another Hit - Quicksilver
Feel So Fine - The Castaways
Kepp On Dancin - Gregory D and the Avantes
Pain - Michael's Mystics
I Can Hear You Knockin - Three Dog NIght
Hey Joe - Stillraven Before Jimi I think)
Long Tall Texan - The Beach Boys
Going way back -
Least but not least
The Browns - The Bells - little jimmy brown HD.








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Re: My list of favourite garage rock tracks from the sixties!
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 10:19:10 PM »
THE BROWNS "The Bells" is Garage Rock?   

Well then, anything by THE COLLINS KIDS is too! 
Collins Kids - We've Been Everywhere/Rock Island Line

The Collins Kids - Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (Shindig! 1965)

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