- 8 months ago
Playing tracks by
The Vigilanties, Chevelle V, Checkmates International, The Bassmen, Sound Track and more.
Simon Reynolds traces garage punk to American garage rock bands in the 1960s. He explains that mid-1960's garage punk was largely the domain of untrained teenagers who used sonic effects, such as fuzz tones, and relied heavily on riffs. Hann locates the "golden years" of garage punk to 1965–67. The Sonics are credited as a pioneering act in the genre. Critic Tim Sommer wrote: "The Sonics created the template for American garage punk, not to mention crafting the prototype for every punk rock band that thought that three chords and a horny shriek was enough to move a nation.