What’s in the Garage?

November 20, 2013


Bobby and Johnny. Chicago and Toronto. Talk about raw – no goalie mask, no helmets, minimal padding/protection – pretty close to pond hockey I’d say. Image from thesportgallery.com .

I have always liked the raw, simple lines of garage music. Ever since the sixties, which for me was characterised by songs such as Can’t Seem to Make You Mine by The Seeds and Talk Talk by The Music Machine. Great stuff.

Today, it is much easier to duplicate that sound thanks to laptops and software like GarageBand.

My nephew (Naulty) recently entered a contest with his rendering of a song he wrote for Hockey Night in Canada. Its raw, catchy and I like it – check it out here. Follow the link and find the play button in the lower right of the screen http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Naulty .

Another catchy garage song from the mid-sixties was by a group from the same city as Naulty. Some of their early stuff was recorded in the studios of CJAY TV sort of “after hours”. For bands at the time, using the sound/recording equipment at TV outlets was one way to get your music onto vinyl. Oh the times they have been a-changin’ alright!

Guess Who – Its My Pride


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