I is for... Influence
The influence of the original garage scene can be felt whenever a kid picks up a guitar and beats out a tune. It was the punk ethic: get whatever gear you can afford, write a song and get it recorded even if you don’t have any money... you’ll work it out.
You can hear that attitude in contemporary bands like the Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and whatever Pete Doherty’s working on at any given time. Every now and then people will ‘rediscover’ the Nugget era bands and remember to enjoy themselves when they’re making music... and step on a fuzz box.
I is also for... I’ll Make You Happy
I’ll Make You Happy is a song by Austin, Texas garage band The Ugly Beats. The band has an authentic '60s garage sound and some cracking tunes. Girl On The Brain has some killer fuzz guitar.