Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Sonics-Here Are The Sonics (1965 US Garage Rock)

The Sonics that Wailers(not the Reggea band) bassist Buck Ormsby took into a small studio and unleashed on the world show a live band at the peak of its power, ready to mow down the competition without even blinking twice. Their debut long-player (originally issued on the Etiquette imprint) is reprised here with new liner notes by Norton prexy Miriam Linna in the original mono. The flame-throwing hits of "The Witch," "Psycho," "Boss Hoss," and "Strychnine" are aboard, along with versions of "Do You Love Me," "Dirty Robber," "Have Love Will Travel," and "Walkin' the Dog" that are no less potent. This long-play vinyl reissue also boasts the addition of four bonus tracks: "Keep a Knockin'" (the original B-side of "The Witch") and three selections from an Etiquette Christmas album, "Don't Believe in Christmas," "The Village Idiot," and "Santa Claus." Another important chunk of Seattle rock & roll history.

1. The Witch

2. Do You Love Me

3. Roll Over Beethoven

4. Boss Hoss

5. Dirty Robber

6. Have Love Will Travel

7. Psycho

8. Money

9. Walkin' The Dog

10. Night Time Is The Right Time

11. Strychnine

12. Good Golly Miss Molly

13. Keep A Knockin'

14. Don't Believe In Christmas

15. Santa Claus

16. The Village Idiot


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW....That's Mind (and Speaker) Blowing Rock and Roll.

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geweldige website (ken je van Fok...ik ben grandwazoo :P)

Deze plaat van The Sonics heb ik ook al een tijdje geleden gekocht...heerlijk! Rawk ende Rawl!

Prima zomerschijfje!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bro, thanks so much for putting this up there! I have been meeting to grab this ever since buying the Sonics Boom CD last year. I am now having trouble deciding which is the better of the two. This is absolutely sensational 60's garage punk from the 60's, out of the Portland, Oregon area. If you like regional show date-mates the Wailers, you will LOVE the Sonics. There is somethign singularly sinister in the vocalist's delivery and the execution of the mucis is tight and fierce. Some of the best Nuggets era stuff I have ever heard!

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