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Username: richardgarag
Name: Richard
Email: richardingarage at gmail dot com
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Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Country: United States
 
Date Joined: April 9, 2011 10:21 am EST
 
Age: 108
 
About Me: I've been a semi-pro drummer since I was 16-years old.
I'm a freelance book designer.
I'm looking for a band to play Garage Rock with.

Influences: Garage Rock: Fleshtones, The Woggles, Detroit Cobras, Them, The Insomniacs, The Vipers, The Mooney Suzuki, The 5678s, The Sonics, Muck and the Mires, The Forty-Fives, all of the Nuggets box sets, etc…

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Power Pop: Fountains of Wayne, XTC, Mike Viola, Myracle Brah, Owsley, The Red Button, The Chevelles, Marshall Crenshaw, etc...

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50s: Chess Records, Link Wray, Roy Brown, Big Joe Turner, Gene Vincent, etc...

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60s: Mid 60s (Beatles, Kinks, Who, Rascals), Monkees, Yardbirds, British Blues, Rolling Stones (the early, trashy garage stuff), etc...

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70s: MC5, Stooges, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, Johnny Thunders, Sex Pistols, 2-Tone Ska, PiL, The Jam, etc...

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80s: The Feelies, The Pogues, Guadalcanal Diary, Gang of Four, Bush Tetras, Smithereens, etc...

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90s: Nirvana, Blur, Green Day (Jeez, I can't remember anything I listen to from the 90s…), etc...

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00s: The Shazam, The Redwalls, The Len Price 3, John Paul Keith, Jeff The Brotherhood, Th' Losin' Streaks, The Love Me Nots, Heavy Trash, The Hi-Risers, Los Straightjackets, etc…

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Classical: Opera (mostly Italian, La bohème, Turandot, Le nozze di Figaro, etc...), Renaissance (Waverly Consort, Baltimore Consort, Anonymous 4, William Byrd, Michael Praetorius, Heinrich Schutz, Etc...), Symphonic: Schubert (Symphonies 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9), Beethoven (Symphonies 3, 6, 7 and 9), Bach (everything) Telemann (Viola and Oboe concertos, etc...)

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Jazz: John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Gene Krupa, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, etc...

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World Music: Puts me to sleep.

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Drummers I love: Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Elvin Jones, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell, Pete Thomas, Stewart Copeland, Terry Chambers, Stanley Demeski, that dude who plays in the Mummies-- wow what a wack job!, etc...