The Misunderstood were an American garage rock band, formed in Riverside, California in 1963. They recorded an LP in 1966, entitled Before the Dream Faded that was belatedly issued in 1982. Their music is characterized by a mix of early English R&B similar to that of groups like The Yardbirds and The Animals, as well as proto-psychedelic guitar rock. Radio 1 DJ John Peel brought The Misunderstood to the UK in 1966 and also managed them. The band were forced to split up prematurely when singer Rick Brown was drafted to fight in Vietnam.