The Gories

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: garage rock garage punk garage detroit punk rock punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising three Detroit, Michigan, USA natives - Mick Collins (18 December 1965), Dan Kroha (b. 30 May 1965; guitar) and Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ O’Neill (b. 29 July 1967; drums) - lo-fi garage rock group the Gories formed in 1986, taking their name from a mock band featured on the popular 60s era television series, Gidget. Despite having little experience playing their respective instruments at the time, the trio hooked up with producer Len Puch during summer 1987 to record some songs at Garageland Studios, many of which would go on to become ‘standards’ for the band - ‘Hey, Hey, We’re The Gories’, ‘Thunderbird ESQ’, and ‘Sister Ann’, among others. The band’s first appearance on record occurred in 1987, when the bass-less trio was included on the compilation It Came From The Garage II! (issued via Puch’s own label, Wanghead With Lips). The Gories’ debut, House Rockin’, followed two years...

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