Friday, May 19, 2006

The Sonics-Boom[1966 US Garage Rock]

Highly Recommended for people who love raw rock & roll and garage rock

The Sonics' second album is every bit as explosive and influential as their debut outing, loaded with gritty Northwest rock & roll. Sandwiched in between the abrasive classics of "Cinderella" and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (with the Wailers on backing vocals), the funk sass of "The Hustler" and "Shot Down," the demonic "He's Waitin'," and the sledgehammer, inside-out version of "Louie, Louie" (only three chords to play and they don't even play 'em) are the band's straight-ahead takes on old R&B chestnuts like "Skinny Minnie," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Don't You Just Know It," "Since I Fell for You," "Hitch Hike," and a nice barn-burning version of "Jenny Jenny." Where the Wailers cut down the trees and paved the highway, the Sonics were the first group from their neck of the woods to take that music somewhere wilder than their original inspirations. The second chapter of Northwest rock & roll after you absorb the Wailers' Golden Crest sides.



Anonymous sesa said...

this record figures on my top 3 fuckin great fuckin unbelivable!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous CigarChris said...

I picked up this CD abouta year ago, with absolutely no idea that they were a local (Portland, Oregon) group. Wow!SUpertight garagge-punk from the '60's with this bare sinister edge to it. Even a cover of the standard Let the Good Times Roll seems tinged with menace, as does Mitch Ryder's Jenny Jenny (which may be the fiercest version of that song I have ever heard). But is is the original touches that shine most brightly. The Witch (no relation to the Cult song) and Psycho are simply, wonderfully vicious tracks and they only scratch the surface. Even if you don't usually listen to 60's garage rock, listen to this. If you are even MILDLY interested in Nuggets era punk, than be prepared to be floored!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SONICS ARE THE FUCKING SHIT!!!one of my all time favirote bands. great post man.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, can somebody repost this album. The link is dead :-(((. Thanks A LOT in advance.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

For my part every person may read this.

3:22 PM  

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