Here Are The Sonics!!!

The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!!
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1965 Ratings: #13
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January 1, 1965 / Release Date
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Tallglassofwate
83
Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960's: #169

A lot of the archetypal early rock n' roll is hard to admire in the modern day. What was edgy then is sometimes conservative to the point of boredom nowadays. But the garage protopunk of the Sonics still sounds noisey and visceral even in the modern day.

Gerry Roslie's gritty vocals lead a vicious assault on your ears accompanied by a blaring saxophone and blaring guitar solos. And the lyrical content was enough to make conservative parents ... read more
Trindade31
80
Uma versão mais agressiva do que fazia Little Richard. Ainda mantem certa vivacidade e possui vários clássicos mas muito desse pré surf-rock ficou realmente datado por conta da mesma simplicidade que o fizeram famosos.
KennyTheKidd
99
Favorite songs:
Do You Love Me
Psycho
The Witch

We have these fine gentlemen to thank for punk Rock. Back when the garage rock scene was popping off on the mid to late 60’s, these guys surely didn’t understand how revolutionary this was. Usually garage bands were just younger kids making music in their garage, hence the name, and their rebellious nature came through in some rowdy ass records that would go on to morph into the punk era over a decade later. The simplistic nature of ... read more
iamnicmoore
72
TOPTENS: YEAR - 1965 (#8/10)

QUICK THOUGHTS: The Sonics took a different approach to a familiar style, making artistic choices that would go on to influence punk music for years to come. Despite some underwritten cringe scattered throughout the lyrics, this record is really fun listen. My uncultured ass doesn't know the difference between which tracks are covers versus originals, but that doesn't affect the record too much for me. There's no shortage of screeching yells and grimy mixing that ... read more
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Track List

  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 (That's What I Want)
  9. Walkin' the Dog
  10. Night Time Is the Right Time
  11. Strychnine
  12. Good Golly Miss Molly
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Added on: June 1, 2013