W is for... Work
That’s work as in proper day jobs. As great as many of the world’s garage bands were many of them didn’t survive past a few single releases and a tour. The problem was that only a few wrote their own songs.
As Mick and Keith of The Stones discovered, at some point you need to write your own material if you want to build a career in rock ‘n’ roll. Some artists did emerge from the garage scene to achieve greater success. John Fogerty’s band The Golliwogs (yes, really) became Creedence Clearwater Revival. Guitarist Ted Nugent left The Amboy Dukes for a successful solo career, in-between acting and chasing animals with a bow and arrow.
W is also for... Ward 81
Ward 81 is a 1983 single by garage legends The Fuzztones. Led by singer/guitarist Rudi Protrudi, the band was formed in 1981 and have pumped out great organ and fuzz-driven rock ever since. The Fuzztones have a fan site called The Cult of Fuzz.