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Garage punk is a rock music fusion of garage rock and punk rock. It is fast-paced, lo-fi music characterised by angular, choppy guitar sounds — usually played by bands who are on independent record labels or who are unsigned. Common lyrical themes range from toilet humor, sex, drugs, partying, and rock and roll to liberation from social norms.

Its roots are in 1970s and 1980s punk bands, and 1960s American garage rock bands who, trying to mimic the sound and attitude of British rhythm and blues groups, created a cruder, more urgent sound. Many garage punk musicians have been white, working class, suburban teenagers. Notable garage punk bands include The Cramps, The Gories, Guitar Wolf, The Hellacopters, Thee Milkshakes, New Bomb Turks, The Mummies, the Oblivians, the Reatards and Teengenerate.

Collections representing the genre include Back from the Grave and Garage Punk Unknowns.

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