R is for... Raks Raks Raks
Raks Raks Raks is a song by '60s Iranian garage rock band Moha Jamin. It seems that, like just about every other country in the world, garage rock was all the rage in Iran. Moha Jamin were one of the best bands in a scene that included The Littles and Shabah.
If you can find a copy, compilation album Raks Raks Raks features 17 prime Iranian garage cuts. Piccadilly Records offer albums by Iranian garage bands The Rebels and The Golden Ring.
R is also for... Rickenbacker
Thanks in part to Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison and their beautiful Rickenbacker guitars (325 and 360-12 models respectively) garage band axe slingers with a bit of dough usually plumped for a Ricky. They’re still out of our reach but hey, there’s no harm in looking.