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Garage Rock

In the wake of Beatlemania and the British invasion, American teenagers from coast to coast strapped on guitars, cobbled together drum sets, and set up in the garages provided by the country's newfound suburban sprawl. While acts like the Kinks, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones had sophistication, money, and girls, most garage bands had little more than rollicking, chaotic energy and a rudimentary knowledge of guitar chords. Undaunted, these proto-punks set out to replicate the sneering rebellion of their heroes. Read more on