finally here! The ULTIMATE guide to garage rock in the 1960s. A massive
A-Z discography documenting every known garage/teenbeat 45 release
-- over 16,000 songs by thousands of teenage rock’n’roll groups from
across the USA. Also includes a detailed history of the mid-60s teenbeat
explosion and its lingering impact on popular culture. Plus the Top
1,000 '60s Garage Tracks, as voted on by a panel of experts. Lavishly
illustrated (in black & white and full-color) with rare band photos,
label shots, picture sleeves and more. ESSENTIAL!
you were on the cusp, or right smack dab in the middle of adolescence
during the 1960s, playing in a rock & roll group was the coolest fad
around. TeenBeat Mayhem! is an historical account paying
tribute to this unheralded musical class from that decade, one comprised
of American teenagers who forged their own brand of homegrown rock
400-page hardcover book relates how this nationwide craze exploded
following the Beatles nationally televised debut on The Ed Sullivan Show
in 1964; how amateur and club-working groups were forced to update
their sound to stay competitive, and how young novices deftly practiced
their craft to become energetic performing combos.
read accounts relating what it was like getting a shot at making a
record, and tales of summits and pitfalls which either fortified or
broke a combo’s collective spirit. It’s a timeline account of the
popular, regional and lesser-known groups who occupied different
hierarchical levels, separated by age, life experience and musical
ability, whirling around within a rapidly changing music scene.
entire era would have remained inconspicuous without the unbridled
enthusiasm of a few record collectors and rock & roll fanatics.
You’ll learn how their pioneering efforts during the 1970s to champion
awareness and appreciation for the multitudes of forgotten teenage
groups flourished over time, ultimately leading to the categorization of
a rock & roll sub-genre known worldwide as the sound of ‘60s
TEENBEAT MAYHEM! also includes:
a meticulously detailed, 228-page 45rpm discography, listing thousands
of recording combos from A to Z, with monikers like the Rogues,
Fugitives and Outcasts, to the more creative and unique: the Alarm
Clocks, Zakary Thaks, and Dr. Spec’s Optical Illusion
• a song title index cross-referencing all 16,000+ songs listed in the book
• reference sources (print and online)
the Top 1000 “garage” songs from the USA, ranked in descending order
from #1,000 to #1, each depicted by a full-color 45rpm record label scan
• a selected array of 45rpm “picture sleeves” all in full color
• other interesting features.
to mimic a high school yearbook of the period, TeenBeat Mayhem! is the
first book of its kind geared toward record collectors, rock & roll
fans, musicologists, neophytes ... if you are curious to learn what
really happened musically throughout America during the mid to late
1960s, TEENBEAT MAYHEM! is your primary ‘go-to’ reference resource.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 August, 2012.