This song is now considered a classic of the Garage Rock genre. Garage Rock is an under-valued genre of Rock. It starts with late '50s/early '60s bands like The Wailers, The Kingsmen, The Trashmen ("Surfin' Bird
"), and The Standells. It continues through The Shondells, Shadows of Knight, ? & the Mysterians ("96 Tears
"), and Patti Smith. And it comes all the way up to the present time with The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, and The Detroit Cobras. Other genres spun out from Garage Rock, including Surf Rock, Indie, Proto-Punk (Hello, Velvet Underground!), and Punk Rock.