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Basement Bands and Garage Rock:
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 or wrong".

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.

A gallery 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.