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Robert Fontenot

The Top 10 Garage Rock Hits of All Time

By September 23, 2013

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As the initial rock and roll craze started to wear off and R&B started to get harder, suburban college-age kids who grew up with rock were right there with it, taking it to the garage and learning how to play it on the technology that had started to become available to everyone -- guitars, bass, drums, and wonderfully cheesy organ. And while the result stormed the pop charts for only a couple of years, the implications would eventually prove much deeper. Read all about garage rock's ten biggest smashes here.


October 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm
(1) IDLERACER says:

I think I would have gone with “Just Like Me” instead of “Kicks” as a more typical example of the genre. Four chords and an attitude. <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGuKulgCGlE”>The original version</a> even had a weird bridge that somehow didn’t make it on to the hit.

October 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm
(2) oldies says:

Except that “Just Like Me” wasn’t as big a hit as “Kicks,” only reaching #11 to “Kicks” #4. This is a list of the ten garage rock songs that made it furthest up the US charts.

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