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Leaving the UK shadow-cabinet earlier this year, Labour MP Tom Watson confused many
by unexpectedly tipping a two-piece garage rock band from the Peak District called Drenge
in his resignation letter. Drenge (rhymes with grunge), comprising Eion (b. 1991) and Rory Loveless (b. 1993), a band who cite
England's heartbreaking loss on penalties
to Argentina in 1998 and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
among their influences, were "not totally overjoyed"
about this. Their response has been a series of feral
, vaguely disturbing
videos that highlight the oddly crap
aspects of modern British life
, some festival appearances
, and a number of droll interviews
. Is British music finally climbing out of what Dorian Lynskey
calls its deadeningly conservative, R&B-goes-to-Ibiza
period? Probably not, but Drenge's debut album, released today and currently streaming on the Guardian
, at least provides something loud to play at the neighbours.
posted by Sonny Jim
on Aug 19, 2013 -
About 30 miles west of Charleston, West Virginia is a little town called Milton
, which was the home to the Plato Records label back in the 1960s. According to Al Collinsworth, vocalist and co-songwriter for The Outcasts
, Plato was intended to be an African-American music (Afrilachian) label, but the only known Plato releases are a handful of garage rock and funk singles from predominantly white bands, like The Outcasts' Loving You Sometimes
. That particular track has seen an uptick in interest, since it has appeared on some recent mixtapes, including Diplo's Chasing the Dragon
(MP3, streaming on Grooveshark
). For more on those few known Plato recordings, Garage Hangover has interviews, information and promo photos from members
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 13, 2013 -
John Kerry, Garage Rocker?
Record geeks have uncovered that John Kerry played bass with the Electras
, a Ventures-style instrumental band formed at St. Paul's Academy of Concord, NH. Strangely enough, George W. Bush also has a connection to the sub-subgenre of 1960s garage bands, known as "prep rock."
When he attended Andover, Dubya was allegedly a "clapper"
with the frat rock band, the Torques
, although prep rock aficionados generally prefer other Andover bands, such as The Rising Storm and the Satans.
posted by jonp72
on Feb 5, 2004 -
E Street Band guitarist and erstwhile Sopranos
star Little Steven
is launching a syndicated radio show
to be centered around garage rock of the '60's plus latter day punk as well according to this story
. Steve's own site includes some great live reviews
and excellent garage rock links
. I, for one, am really looking forward to hearing this show. Good luck, Steve.
posted by jonmc
on Apr 4, 2002 -