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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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104 13
The Stooges is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
slackMFr added Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

2
110 24
The Cramps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, New Wave, Punk blues

3
59 31
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

4
44 20
The Mummies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

5
39 20
The Dirtbombs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

6
47 30
Oblivians is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

7
34 19
Lux Interior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, Punk blues, Psychobilly

8
37 22
The Gories is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Garage punk

9
26 13
Dead Moon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

10
32 19
Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock

11
48 34
The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

12
38 25
The Gun Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Psychobilly, Garage punk

13
22 14
FIDLAR is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

14
23 15
The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Rockabilly, Garage punk

15
18 12
The Supersuckers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

16
20 14
The Devil Dogs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Rock and roll, Punk rock

17
25 20
Black Lips is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

18
24 19
Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

19
24 19
King Khan and the Shrines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Psychedelic soul, Garage punk, Garage rock

20
16 11
Teengenerate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock, Indie rock

21
27 23
New Bomb Turks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Alternative rock

22
21 17
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

23
21 17
The Nomads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock

24
17 13
King Khan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Garage punk

25
17 13
The King Khan & BBQ Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Rock and roll

26
12 8
The Mono Men is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Grunge

27
15 12
Dwarves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Pop punk, Garage punk, Shock rock

28
15 12
Reigning Sound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

29
15 12
DMZ is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock

30
6 3
Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Ben Hannah added

31
6 3
Jack Oblivian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

32
20 18
Angry Samoans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

33
19 17
Murder City Devils is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, Rock music, Garage punk

34
13 11
Pussy Galore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Noise rock, Trash rock, Punk blues

35
13 11
Death is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

36
11 9
The Monsters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
fabulaspanicas added Punk Rock, Trash Garage

37
8 6
The Trashwomen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Skate punk, Indie rock

38
7 5
The Morlocks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

39
12 11
Gravedigger V is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands

40
10 9
Los Saicos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Psychobilly, Garage punk, Garage rock

41
9 8
Demon's Claws is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock

42
7 6
The Go is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

43
5 4
The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk

44
12 12
The Bloody Hollies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage punk

45
11 11
The Gruesomes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock

46
11 11
Nobunny is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

47
1 0
The Fuzztones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
jamess1400 added Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk

48
9 9
King Tuff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Indie pop, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

49
6 6
The Rats is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Punk rock

50
6 6
Deadly Snakes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Garage Punk Bands
Garage punk, Garage rock, Indie rock