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Garage punk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good garage punk bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top garage punk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Garage punk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all garage punk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest garage punk bands of all time, since the most famous garage punk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best garage punk music.

You can click on the garage punk band names to see more information about that particular notable garage punk group. If they're near the top of the best garage punk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top garage punk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the garage punk band names themselves.

List features punk garage bands like The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. Upvote your favorite artists because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. Which is the better choice for the top of this list Cage the Elephant or No Age?

All important, significant and iconic names in garage punk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new garage punk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of garage punk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into garage punk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good garage punk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent garage punk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best garage punk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest garage punk musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular garage punk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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The Stooges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
slackMFr added The Stooges Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Cramps Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Hives Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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The Mummies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Mummies Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

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The Dirtbombs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Dirtbombs Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

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Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Lux Interior Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

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The Gories is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Gories Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage punk

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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Jay Reatard Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Oblivians is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Oblivians Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

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The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Hellacopters Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Dead Moon Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

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The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Gun Club Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk

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FIDLAR is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

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The Devil Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Devil Dogs Garage punk, Rock and roll, Punk rock

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Teengenerate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Teengenerate Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

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New Bomb Turks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
New Bomb Turks Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Guitar Wolf Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The 5.6.7.8's Rock music, Rockabilly, Garage punk

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The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Supersuckers Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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King Khan and the Shrines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
King Khan and the Shrines Psychedelic soul, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Black Lips Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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King Khan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
King Khan Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Garage punk

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The King Khan & BBQ Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The King Khan & BBQ Show Garage punk, Garage rock, Rock and roll

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DMZ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
DMZ Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock

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Death is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Death Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Pussy Galore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Pussy Galore Noise rock, Trash rock, Punk blues

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The Nomads is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Nomads Garage punk, Punk rock

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Dwarves is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Dwarves Pop punk, Garage punk, Shock rock

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The Mono Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Mono Men Rock music, Garage punk, Grunge

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The Morlocks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Morlocks Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Angry Samoans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Angry Samoans Garage punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Murder City Devils is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Murder City Devils Horror punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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Jack Oblivian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

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Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
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Reigning Sound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Reigning Sound Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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King Tuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
King Tuff Indie pop, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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The Go is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Go Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

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The Bloody Hollies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Bloody Hollies Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

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Nobunny is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Nobunny Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Gravedigger V is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

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The Gruesomes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Gruesomes Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock

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The Monsters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
fabulaspanicas added The Monsters Punk Rock, Trash Garage

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Heavy Trash is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Heavy Trash Punk blues, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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The Baseball Furies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Baseball Furies Garage punk

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The Trashwomen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Trashwomen Garage punk, Skate punk, Indie rock

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The Immortal Lee County Killer... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Immortal Lee County Killers Punk blues, Garage punk, Punk rock

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The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
The Horrors Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk

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Thee Michelle Gun Elephant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage punk

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Los Saicos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Los Saicos Psychobilly, Garage punk, Garage rock