Garage Band Hangover


Hey has anybody on this site been on the website Garage Band Hangover?

Very cool site if you are into 60s obscure( is there any
other type?) garage bands. 100s of bands and 1000s of songs
that you can listen. In fact some of the songs would rival
most of the garage bands that charted. Vestells, Werps,
Humans, the Bucaneer's,Abstrack Sound, the Centurys, and
one of my favs: Pat Wallace's song: Fill the Hole ( gee
I wonder what that is about?) The Werps use of the trumpet
as a solo instrument with a Hammond B3 whipping it up.
Forgot how great the Hammond grooved with the garage sound!
All the songs are the same 3 chords as Gloria or Louie, Louie: E-A-D. Tons of teenage angst. Bragging rights. What is so cool about real garage band music, no Beatle re-treads ( or so little of it). Just kids that wanted to get laid, party all night and get revenge for the girls that cheated on them........you know real music as signals for self identification for a teenager of the 60s!

BTW: the site is divided up into states so you can look up who was who in the 60s for your state. I identified more with the NorthEast garage sound than I did the California psychedelic garage band sound. I was also surprised at the dearth of bands from the NorthWest, since that was the home of the Sonics, Paul Revere, and the Kingsmen. Texas really surprised me with the number of garage bands as well. Some of them were really rocking!

So who was your obscure fav garage band of the 60s?
shubertmaniac
just saw the website....my picks are too big...my new picks are gary and the hornets, the bare facts.
I have not even touched the surface. They are way too many
bands and songs to listen. Hey the guy that puts all those
bands and songs on the website is a genius and hard worker that is for sure. Right at this minute, I am listen to the Bucaneer's

You're Never Gonna Love Me

With the lines:

You're never gonna love me anymore, anymore,
I know I cheated TWICE before, twice before,
And I cheated AGAIN.......

With lines like that what is not to love???

or songs like Pat Wallace's "Let me fill your hole".

Killer chordal progression and you gotta laugh at the
lines. Let's party all night and get laid lyrics.

Just what every teenager in the 60s wanted, at least
this 60s guy. Self-Idenification. NO aesthetic theory
NO art. Not its function at all.

Where else are you hear a tambourine, tom-tom drums,high-hat harmonica a Hammond organ, and a guitarist using all the strings and all the frets of a Strat?

The Hammond organ on Love's a Fire by the Werps is so maniac with the trumpet as solo. Who would of thought of a trumpet as a solo instrument for a Garage Band?? Voodoo Doll by them is a very very weird song, and I mean weird.

Some unbelieve-able great music and of course some of the lame-est. Some of those groups sounded like they practiced for two minutes, went into a studio and cut a couple of sides. some really horrendous and hideous music.

But

Screw crap like "I want to hold your hand"!

The Aliens version of "Gloria" is now playing. The 13th O'Clock's version of Psychotic Reaction.... a true killer....I could go on and on.
Good on ya, SM! For an audiophile, you're alright. Speaking of Texas, check out the Moving Sidewalks' version of "I Want To Hold Your Hand". (Yes, the Beatles are my #1 band of all time -- and most of this great American garage stuff you're talking about wouldn't have existed without them invading our shores first.) The organ wasn't usually a Hammond however, but more commonly a cheaper and more portable Farfisa or Vox (the sainted Sonics, with keys-masher Gerry Roslie, being perhaps the most notable exception).
Speaking of Texas, Dallas must have been a fun place to
have rock'd out in the 60s......for me and my Garage Band Pantheon Top 50:

1. Satan's Chyldren
2. The Gentlemen [both versions]
3. The Chessmen [ my newest Top 5 song]

Anyone hail from Dallas in the 1960s? And can give a low down on the cool places to hang out and listen to any of the local bands?

BTW.....Back From the Grave Vol 9-10 is out. And influences are basically Yardbirds, Them and Rolling Stones in that order. If you are a guitarist, the god of guitar was Jeff
Beck in 1965-1966. His riffs were perhaps the most copied in all 10 volumes of BFTG. Interesting about the Vox and Farfisa. Though all the groups in northern Delaware lugged a Hammond B3: the Collectors, the Mod 5 and Mike and Mardells all had at least a Hammond B3, and if the stage was small, then yes they would bring usually a Vox Continental. I think House of the Rising Sun with Alan Price used a Vox Continental. I could be wrong though. Remember the Hammond B3 was tubed based with EL34 tubes! ;-)))
Love the Hammond vs Farfisa discussion - talk about time traveling. Most of the surf bands usually used a Farfisa, iirc, and the soul bands usually used a B3. I'm sure that's not a hard and fast rule, but it seems like it was often the case. I think the Werps may have been in the Farfisa camp, if they're the band I'm thinking of. Maybe a quick visit to Garage hangover or YouTube will settle it.

The other great thing about the B3 was the pairing with the rotating Leslie cabinets. That right there was the sound of the '60s!
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