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Go-Go dancing and garage bands went together like, well, one-hit wonders and cute girls who couldn’t actually dance that great. Practically every TV studio or movie clip you eyeball of a '60s garage band has some big-haired sex kitten in tight pants busting some wild moves in it.
A classic example is The Castaways performance of their seriously great Liar, Liar in the 1967 movie It’s A Bikini World. You gotta love the squares trying to be hip at the start of the clip. Oh, and how cool is that '50s silver sparkle finish Fender Precision bass?
While Motor City had its fair share of garage bands, it was the progression from garage rock to heavier sounds in the late '60s that makes the city an essential part of rock history. Bands like Iggy And The Stooges and the MC5 took the power of garage rock and amped it up a few notches, creating a punk prototype.