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The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960.[1] Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has been a major influence on punk, garage, and hard rock music worldwide, and they have been named as inspirations to Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, the Fall, and other major artists


Band Members Edit

  • Gerry Roslie
  • Rob Lind
  • Larry Parypa
  • Dusty Watson
  • Freddie Dennis

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Here Are The Sonics (Etiquette Records, 1965)
  • Boom (Etiquette, 1966)
  • Introducing the Sonics (Jerden, 1967)
  • Sinderella (Bomp, 1980)
  • This is the Sonics (Revox, 2015) #21 Billboard *Heetseekers; #25 Billboard Tastemakers

Compilations and live albums

  • Merry Christmas (Various Artists album, Etiquette, 1966)
  • Explosives (Buckshot, 1973)
  • The Sonics (SRT, 1978)
  • Fire and Ice (First American, 1983; re-released as Fire & Ice: Lost Tapes Vols. 1 & 2 in 1996)
  • Full Force! (Line, 1984; re-released as Full *Force! The Best of The Sonics in 1987)
  • The Ultimate Sonics (Etiquette, 1991)
  • Maintaining My Cool (Jerden, Munster Records, 1991)
  • Psycho-Sonic (Big Beat, 1993)
  • This Is... The Savage Young Sonics (Norton, 2001)
  • The Jerden Years 1966-69 (Munster, 2004)
  • Busy Body!!! Live in Tacoma 1964 (Live, Norton, 2007)
  • The Sonics Live at Easy Street Record Store Day *Release (Re:VOX & Easy Street Records 2016)

Singles

  • "The Witch"/"Keep A-Knockin'" (Etiquette, 1964)
  • "The Witch"/"Psycho" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • "Psycho"/"Keep A-Knockin'" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • "Boss Hoss"/"The Hustler" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"/"Shot Down" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • The Sonics' "Don't Believe In Christmas"/The Wailers' "Christmas Spirit" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • "Cinderella"/"Louie Louie" (Etiquette, 1965)
  • "You Got Your Head On Backwards"/"Love Light" (Jerden, 1966)
  • "Like No Other Man"/"Love Light" (Jerden, 1966)
  • "The Witch"/"Like No Other Man" (Jerden, 1966)
  • "Psycho"/"Maintaining My Cool" (Jerden, 1966)
  • "Love-itis"/"You're In Love" (Jerden, 1967)
  • "Lost Love"/"Any Way The Wind Blows" (Piccadilly, 1967)
  • "Any Way The Wind Blows"/"Lost Love" (UNI, 1967)
  • "Dirty Old Man"/"Bama Lama Bama Loo" (Burdette, 1975)
  • "The Witch"/"Bama Lama Bama Loo" (Great Northwest, 1979)
  • "The Witch"/"Keep A-Knockin'" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Psycho"/"Have Love Will Travel" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Cinderella"/"He's Waitin'" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Boss Hoss"/"The Hustler" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Strychnine"/"Shot Down" (Norton, 1998)
  • The Sonics' "Louie Louie"/The Wailers' "Louie *Louie" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Don't Believe In Christmas"/"Santa Claus" (Norton, 1998)
  • "Bad Betty"/"I Like It Small" [Mudhoney] (Muddy Roots, 2014)

EPs

  • Live Fanz Only (Live at Seattle's Paramount Theater, 1972) (Etiquette, 1986)
  • 8 (The Sonics Record Co./Re:Vox, 2010, 2011 on Re:Vox)


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