Unbelievably we had a unanimous choice for the coveted number 1 spot! The Misunderstood, a band that had to leave their hometown of Riverside for the rain and fog of London to get a recording contract, have brought home the coveted "best garage record from Southern California" award. The other bands rounding out the top five are Love, The Grains of Sand, The Music Machine, all of Los Angeles, and The Lyrics of San Diego.
The Misunderstood are misunderstood no more. Now they saunter over to the holding pen where they will join our other regional winners as they await the next region. That region is Northern California and Hawaii. We'll launch that assault tomorrow! Until then, here is a sample from all the winners thus far. And a nifty map down below.
Southern California: The Misunderstood - Children Of The Sun/I Unseen
Rocky Mountains: Phil and the Frantics: Say That You Will/'Till You Get What You Want
Texas: The 13th Floor Elevators with You're Gonna Miss Me/Tried To Hide
New England: The Squires with Going All The Way and Go Ahead
The South: The Bad Roads with Too Bad/Blue Girl
Great Lakes: The Shadows of Knight with Bad Little Woman/Gospel Zone
The Mid-Atlantic: The Enfields with She Already Has Somebody/I'm For Things You Do
New York: The Blues Magoos with We Ain't Got Nothing Yet/Gotta Get Away