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Introducing the Sonics
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Introducing the Sonics
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Cornerstone of the crunchy sixties? Northwest sound, direct from the Jerden mono masters! The Sonics blow-torched Tacoma in 1966 like the fiery exhaust from a jumbo-jet. With their trademark scorched-earth guitar sounds, t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sonics
Title: Introducing the Sonics
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Release Date: 2/24/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090771619822

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Cornerstone of the crunchy sixties? Northwest sound, direct from the Jerden mono masters! The Sonics blow-torched Tacoma in 1966 like the fiery exhaust from a jumbo-jet. With their trademark scorched-earth guitar sounds, they created a mind-numbing assortment of Sonics classics: "You Got Your Head On Backwards," "Like No Other Man," "Psycho," "The Witch," and simultaneously reinvented garage rock powerhouses like "I?m A Man," "Diddy Wah Diddy," and much more.

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Akk no
Stephen Espinola | Brooklyn NY | 09/26/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is absolutely NOT where you should start out listening to the Sonics. It contains only two cuts from their peak days: "Psycho" and "The Witch," which were leased from Etiquette Records. Everything else here is from their tragic waning days, when they switched to the Jerden label, went out into the big world, got their sound cleaned up, lost their way and fell apart.

It's very simple: Their great stuff was on Etiquette Records. Get the Norton reissues of their first two albums, "Here are the Sonics" and "Boom," or the ACE compilation "Psycho-Sonic" (for stereo mixes).

There are a couple other decent things here, but even the best pales against the other stuff."
Where it all comes from
Howlinw | California, USA | 11/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With the rash of "garage revival" bands out there these days (you know, the bands with moptops, tight pants, and names that start with "the"), I wonder how many people have ever heard music like this. This is what Jack White probably wants his band to sound like, and although he does an admirable job on his earlier work, I'm sorry to say that he doesn't quite make it (not to knock him though- he has his own sound and I like it). This is the original garage sound, rough raw and hungry. Three chords, distorted guitar, and sexual frustration combined into something far greater than the sum of its parts. Long before "punk rock" became a genre, these guys were making punk rock.

I'm stunned that I'm the first person to review this, but I'll say that if you somehow stumble onto this page, you'd really do yourself a favor picking up a copy. If you only know this kind of music from the late-90s-early-00s revival bands, you're in for a shock.

Rock on--

-HW

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Don't miss this one
Vinnie Silvagio | Telluride, CO USA | 11/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't be put off by the one negative review-- this is still the Sonics! It may not all be their best work, but it's still great stuff. A couple of the cuts are a little weak, but most, not to be found elsewhere, are fine. It is raw and powerful and far ahead of what other bands were doing at the time, and far better than most bands in the garage at any time. If you like the Sonics, this is a must have album, along with Here Are and Boom and the fascinating Norton collections."