0049. The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics [1965]

Herearethesonics

If you enjoy the early Beatles songs, you’ll enjoy this.  Very similar style.  Not sure why the cover art is so dark, but whatever.  I wouldn’t rush to shut this off if it came up outside this project, but it wouldn’t be first on any playlist of mine.  You know, not bad, but not amazing either.  Anyway, give it a listen.

Wikipedia Says:

Here Are The Sonics!!! is the debut studio album by American garage rockband The Sonics, released in 1965 by record label Etiquette.

Release[edit]

Here Are The Sonics!!! was released in 1965 by record label Etiquette.

It was re-released in 1999 in mono byNorton Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cub Koda of AllMusic wrote that the album “show[s] a live band at the peak of its power, ready to mow down the competition without even blinking twice”, calling it “Another important chunk of Seattle rock and roll history.”[1]

Legacy[edit]

Here Are The Sonics!!! was influential on later punk rock music (seeprotopunk).[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “The Witch” Gerry Roslie 2:41
2. Do You Love Me Berry Gordy, Jr. 2:19
3. Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry 2:49
4. “Boss Hoss” Roslie 2:24
5. “Dirty Robber” (The Fabulous Wailers cover) John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick Dangel 2:03
6. Have Love Will Travel Richard Berry 2:04
Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Psycho” Roslie 2:18
2. Money (That’s What I Want) Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford 2:01
3. Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas 2:46
4. Night Time Is the Right Time Lew Herman 2:58
5. “Strychnine” Roslie 2:13
6. Good Golly Miss Molly John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell 2:09

Personnel[edit]

The Sonics
Technical
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