Garage Explosion – Excellent New Documentary!

Watching this documentary, you might feel like you are reading this website. There are shots of living and deceased (literally/not literally) KLYAM regulars like Black Lips, Jay Reatard, King Khan & BBQ Show as well as shots and interviews with other great musicians and performers like Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Davila 666, The Dirtbombs, The Magic Kids, Hunx and His Punx and Box Elders. What is garage rock? For Jay Reatard, it was about grossing people out. For Joe Bradley, “it’s about keeping it simple, stupid. That’s what we’re [Black Lips] are trying to do. It’s about fun and entertainment.”

VICE goes around interviewing some of the most notable and downright prolific names in garagerock. Part 1 examines the scenes in Memphis and Detroit.

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Part 2

One thought on “Garage Explosion – Excellent New Documentary!”

  1. That shirt says “Harley Davidson” using a combination of Latin and Cyrillic letters. The Cyrillic L and D and I are there.

    I was watching some of it and thinking that are these people really garage? They pinpointed it to bands in the late ’60s and they tended to be influenced by British invasion bands with psychedelic influence and the Reatards seemed to bypass that time and look straight to the ’50s. The Black Lips you could say is influenced by the garage aesthetic but isn’t this in the end really about a movement of bands that look to the ’50s and making it louder and in some cases faster but this really isn’t about garage?

    By the way, part 2 is out and that’s the Black Lips one.

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