Basement Bands and
Telling the story
of how rock music begins...
This site is provided for
visitors to share the story of their first rock band. The root experience
for rockers, whether famous or unknown, is the excitement of playing loud,
energetic music with others. First rock bands are about the freedom to
make music without special training and without any authority telling you
what's musically "right
For over 40 years, in every
corner of the United States and beyond, rock bands have started up.
Please share the story of your first rock band by filling
out the survey.
To learn about the goals
of my research and to read assurances about the privacy of your data, please
use this link. You will find artwork and web design credits here.
If you would like to know
more about the guitarist/college teacher who is behind this site, please
use the author link.
of photos of beginning rock bands is being built with your help: if you
can e-mail a jpeg file of your early band photo with information about
the band name, year, and location--I'll add it to the collection.