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Morgan Young
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The Top Three Greatest North American Garage Singles Ever Are...
You know the story by now. If not it goes something like this. Back in October of 2014, On The Flip-Side innocently undertook a region by region Battle of the Garage Band singles. At that moment we failed to understand the scope of our endeavor. Twelve regi...

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The Finals of the Battle of the Garage Bands
So here we are. After 10 months of 12 regional battle of the garage bands, we are down to only three singles. These three singles bested nine other kick-booty singles to become the 7" regional champions. Then they went head to head with the other regional w...

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Round 2 of the Battle of the Garage Bands Bracket: The Chocolate Watchband v The Ugly Ducklings
Round 8 is in the books. The representatives from Texas, The 13th Floor Elevators, bested the kings of the Pacific Northwest, The Sonics. It was hard for all of us to send a band like The Sonics packing, but that is the nature of the competition, isn't it? ...

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Round 2 of the Battle of the Garage Bands Bracket: The 13th Floor Elevators v. The Sonics
In our first day of Round 2, The Misunderstood of the So Cal Region went through New York champions, The Blues Magoos, like a hot knife through butter. The Misunderstand now move on to the top three and await their next opponent. Misunderstood no more.  Day...

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Round 2 of the Battle of the Garage Bands: The Blues Magoos v The Misunderstood
Round 2 is officially underway in our 10-month long Battle of the Garage Bands to determine (very subjectively) the greatest US garage band single ever. This round kicks off with The Blues Magoos of New York going head to head with The Misunderstood of Rive...

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Battle of the Garage Bands: The Enfields v. The Ugly Ducklings
Round 5 is in the books and for the first time we have a unanimous decision. The Chocolate Watchband of the NorCal Region knocked out The Shadows of Knight of The Great Lakes region. We move today to round 6 of the Battle of The Garage Bands' "super-duper, ...

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Northern California Spotlight: The Chocolate Watchband - Are You Gonna Be There/No Way Out
Back to San Jose, California for more of our Nor Cal region of the epic Battle of the Garage Bands. The Chocolate Watchband recorded for producer Ed Cobb between '66 and '68 down in LA. The recordings don't always feature all of the band as Cobb had a pench...

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Battle of the Garage Bands: The Chocolate Watchband v. The Shadows of Knight
Yesterday The Sonics, representing the Pacific Northwest region, steamrolled Phil and The Frantics, the representatives of the Rocky Mountain Region. Today we witness Northern California do battle with the monsters from The Great Lakes. The Chocolate Watchb...

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Battle of the Garage Bands: The Sonics v Phil and the Frantics
Another round in the books and The 13th Floor Elevators of Texas cruised past a very strong single from The Bad Roads. Today we move down to the next bracket. The Sonics representing the Pacific Northwest are going head to head with Phil and The Frantics re...
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