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In 1972 a compilation of garage band releases, Nuggets, by Lenny Kaye, created new interest in their work, spawning a whole series of reissues (Nuggets, vols 1-12, Rhino; and Pebbles, vols 1-10, AIP). In his liner notes, Kaye termed the genre ‘punk rock’, a prescient acknowledgement of garage rock’s subsequent influence on post-1977 punk rock. The advent of punk in the late 1970s and 1980s saw a revival of interest in the garage bands, whose sound is not dissimilar. The term ‘garage dance’ has recently been applied to a form of New Jersey (the Paradise Garage club) and New York dance-music, which has also developed a UK following.