One true universal language is music. The Internet allows music to sweep the globe more thoroughly and quickly today than ever before. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art recording room or a garage, every great artist has some studio of sorts. Some of the greatest bands in rock and roll history were formed and rehearsed in the garage.
There is no more important room in the house than a garage to a budding musician. I think we can all give collective thanks to garages everywhere for incubating and nurturing into existence some of the greatest bands ever!
Nirvana, The Ramones, U2, The Who, and Creedence Clearwater Revival were all formed in their respective garages. Nirvana is said to be the birthmother of grunge. The Ramones are one of the most influential punk bands ever.
U2 is one of the most popular bands of all-time, The Who played the Superbowl halftime show, and Creedence Clearwater Revival synched the world with ‘Proud Mary.’ All of these incredibly talented groups are treasures to the whole world, but who knows what would have happened if they didn’t have their garages? I shutter to think about the possibilities of the world’s future without the influence of these musicians.
Garages are a perfect theatre to explore your musical musings. When your kids are playing noises that resemble music at an obnoxious volume, threatening to split ear drums, just remember that all great bands have a starting point. A journey of a 1,000 concert halls begins with a single chord. Nothing celebrates human talent, ability, and genius as music does. As Bon Jovi sings, “Just a garage band…/We were livin’ in Garageland.”