first off i would just like to say
VOTE FOR US!
I have been going through some changes musically as of late. For awhile i really liked pummeling death metal and other various types of metal just as a fuck me and fuck you to everyone who was in some sort of scene. I did it so I could say " I really hate your band " plus I was really tired of dance punk an whatever else is/was popular. People were asking me what I was doing musically post YSP! WSD! and all I would really say was listening to metal and growing out my hair and pretty much distancing myself from everyone and every genre of music except metal. Metal Metal Metal Frodus Metal. So from January to about June I became pretty uninspired to write or play in any sort band or play any sort of music. I would just listen to metal. I personally HATED metal and that the only reason I was doing it was because it was out of the ordinary for me I guess.
Come June I met a wonderful lady who I adored and she hated metal.
This is where change happened. I had to change, cause if I didn't, well then I would never have won her over. She really liked Garage Rock/Punk. But most of all, she really liked The White Stripes. Now, for me personally, I never really payed attention to them cause I'll be honest, I got pretty sick and tired of hearing "Hardest Button to Button" and "Fell in love with a girl" over and over on the radio. But, despite all of this I gave in to The White Stripes when she bought me their first album. I remember popping it into my CD player in my car one night after I dropped her off at home. I was driving down the road with both windows rolled down and the first song came on. I was floored! Why is this so good? It's so raw and loud and sloppy! Perfect! This album allowed me to drop everything I had ever heard musically and just focus on this one type of genre. I fell in love with Garage Rock. Not because of the girl, but because to me it was new and fresh and I knew that as a whole there would be more and more bands for me to discover. It was inspiring! And I was really excited cause I also knew that I would never ever have to hear about some shit metal band, never have to hear about some new dance punk band, never have to hear about whatever is popular in the "scene" ever again.
Garage Rock is the scene and its a shame some people have never experienced it.
sorry for the long intro.
Garage Rock 101
If your tired of the same ol' bullshit music and it gets you down and out and makes you have no faith in music whatsoever, then come come children! There is HOPE!
These guys come from Montreal, but broke up awhile ago. Mark Sultan went on to form his one man band BBQ. Les Sexareenos were Canada's Number One Party Band.
The Monks were badass. Thats all I really have to say.
Members of Pink and Brown. These guys are trashy, boom pow noisy and a full on aural assault.
All Girl Band. They do it better than most bands out there today. Speaking of which, this brings me to
THE DETROIT COBRAS
The Detroit Cobras are essentially a cover band. But! They make the song their own. Part of the whole "Detroit Sound" which by the way, is basically owned by
THE WHITE STRIPES
I know, I know. But give it a listen. It's really good.
THE BLACK LIPS
This is one of my favorites. Ballsy, don't give a fuck attitude. Stu tells me that he saw them once and the singer whipped out his dick, piss into a pint glass and drank his own piss. Amazing!
Again, this isn't the greatest list in the world, but I mean, its fucking myspace fer chrissakes!
You can't find some of the bands your looking for. Feel free to add more bands! In fact Please do!