U is for... Unhinged!
Few garage bands sounded as genuinely unhinged as The Sonics. Formed in Tacoma, Washington in 1960 the band took no prisoners on their cover of Louie Louie and the brilliant Strychnine. Just try not to shake your arse along with Shot Down, too. You can find out more about the band at their fansite.
The Sonics weren’t the only fuzz-driven mentalists. '90s garage band The Mummies wrapped themselves in bandages and tore the hell out of tunes like What A Way To Die and The Fly. Now that’s a show!
U is also for... Unrelated Segments
Odd name aside, The Unrelated Segments were a cracking little garage outfit from Taylor, Michigan. The band’s best moment came with the release of The Story of My Life in 1967. It helped them bag support slots with The Who and the MC5.