Playing tracks by
The Gentlemen, The Tree, The Vectors, The Omens, Thursdays Children and more.
This show was 9th in the global garage chart.
I've seen a lot of discussion recently trying to define the Garage genre. While it's an interesting discussion, trying to produce a one size fits all definition for a retrospective term is never going to be entirely adequate. For me, "garage" is music largely produced in the garage by American teens, desperately trying to express emotions through music that they can't articulate effectively through other means. Garage wears the influence of the British Invasion on it's sleeve, particularly via The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Pretty Things. The music is shaped by the instruments and equipment of the period, generally a rough and ready recording style and often limited technical ability, none of which reduces the energy and emotion of the participants. I've been collecting garage for about 17 years now, since discovering The Pebbles, Nuggets and Back From The Grave comps in my own teens. These are the finest cuts from my own collection. Enjoy.