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Founded: 1960

Headquarters: Tacoma, WA

Website Link(s): History Of Rock

Label(s)[]

  • Norton
  • Jerden
  • Etiquette

Genre(s)[]

RIYL[]

Band Members[]

  • Gerry Roslie
  • Andy Parypa
  • Larry Parypa
  • Rob Lind
  • Bob Bennett

Includes Members of[]

Band Biography[]

The Sonics were one of the major Garage Rock bands of the 1960s. They had a series of local hits (and even some national ones), and were considered very influential, being covered by acts as diverse as The Young Fresh Fellows, Supersnazz, They Might Be Giants and Belle & Sebastian. Gerry Roslie is often cited as the first white rock'n'roller to scream on the records. They only recorded 3 albums at the time (the last of which is disowned by the band), and a series of singles. A live album was released later, and in 1979, Roslie reformed the band with a different lineup for one record.

Discography[]

Albums[]

  • Here Are The Sonics!!!!
  • Boom
  • Introducing The Sonics
  • Live Fanz Only
  • The Savage Young Sonics
  • Maintaining My Cool
  • The Jerden Years

EPs[]

  • House Party
  • Here Are The Sonics EP

Singles[]

  • The Witch / Keep A Knockin'
  • The Witch / Psycho
  • Psycho / Keep A Knockin'
  • Boss Hoss / The Hustler
  • Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down
  • Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas / The Wailers - Christmas Spirit
  • Cinderella / Louie Louie
  • You've Got Your Head On Backwards / Love Light
  • Like No Other Man / Love Light
  • The Witch / Like No Other Man
  • Psycho / Maintaining My Cool
  • Love-itis / You're In Love
  • Lost Love / Any Way The Wind Blows
  • Any Way The Wind Blows /Lost Love
  • Dirty Old Man / Bama Lama Bama Loo
  • The Witch / Bama Lama Bama Loo
  • Psycho / Have Love Will Travel
  • Cinderella / He's Waitin'
  • Boss Hoss / The Hustler
  • Strychnine / Shot Down
  • Sonics - Louie Louie / The Wailers - Louie Louie
  • Don't Believe In Christmas / Santa Claus

Appears On[]

Compilations[]

  • Merry Christmas

Soundtracks[]

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