The Sonics ‎– Here Are The Sonics!!!

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ET-ALB-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Mono) Etiquette Records (2) ET-ALB-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-LPS-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LPS-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-LP-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Mono) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LP-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-LP-024/LP-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Mono) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LP-024/LP-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-LPS-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, RP) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LPS-024 US 1966 Sell This Version
ETLP 024, ETALB 024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, RE) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) ETLP 024, ETALB 024 US 1984 Sell This Version
FC 017 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics(LP, Album, RE) Fan Club FC 017 France 1986 Sell This Version
FC 017 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics(LP, Album, RE) Fan Club FC 017 France 1986 Sell This Version
FC 017 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics(LP, Album, RE, TP) Fan Club FC 017 France 1986 Sell This Version
NW 903 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Norton Records (2) NW 903 US 1998 Sell This Version
NW 903 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Norton Records (2) NW 903 US 1998 Sell This Version
NW 903 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Mono, RE, TP) Norton Records (2) NW 903 US 1998 Sell This Version
CNW 903 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(CD, Album, RE) Norton Records (2) CNW 903 US 1999 Sell This Version
CDHP 022 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(CD, Album, Mono, RE, Car) Big Beat Records, Etiquette Records (2) CDHP 022 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CDHP 022 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(CD, Album, RE, Car) Big Beat Records CDHP 022 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CNW 903 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(CD, Album, RE, RP) Norton Records (2) CNW 903 US Unknown Sell This Version
ETALB 024, ET-LP-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!!(LP, Album, Unofficial) Etiquette Records (2), Etiquette Records (2) ETALB 024, ET-LP-024 US Unknown Sell This Version

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FPL

FPL

February 2, 2018
referencing Here Are The Sonics, LP, Album, RE, FC 017
This is first FC press issued in 1986 with printed inner sleeve.
FPL

FPL

February 2, 2018
referencing Here Are The Sonics, LP, Album, RE, FC 017
Fan Club Black & white labels is repress done early beginning of the nineties. See here a sample of FC 90's press: https://www.discogs.com/Kas-Product-Black-Noir/release/1089907
Original Sonics FC press had Black & Red label with printed inner sleeve. Only this one issued in 1986.
harakeric69

harakeric69

July 2, 2017
referencing Here Are The Sonics!!!, LP, Album, Mono, ET-ALB-024

speaking of classic : offensively unique psycho raw garage *****
qualestorm

qualestorm

January 28, 2017
referencing Here Are The Sonics!!!, LP, Album, RE, ETLP 024, ETALB 024
Does anyone have a spare cover they'd be willing to sell?
jadedtom

jadedtom

September 12, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Here Are The Sonics!!!, LP, Album, Mono, RE, NW 903

These guys are the bomb! From the misogynism of 'The Witch' to the 'tender' love song about an automobile ('Boss Hoss'), the Sonics were inspired punkers before punk existed. The lead singer yells too much. The drums are way up in the mix. In short, this is early rock and roll that is actually FUN! I'm left wondering if Lou Reed was inspired to write 'Heroin' after hearing the Sonics' 'Strychnine'.

There is a welcome 'childishness' to the band's approach. The band was way ahead of its time with 'Don't Believe in Christmas', which is about the only negative song I've ever heard concerning the holiday. (Elvis' 'Blue Christmas' does not qualify, as the Pelvis is only whining about being lonely.) Unlike modern day atheists, the Sonics' dim view of Christmas has nothing to do with the holiday's religious connotations. The Sonics don't believe in Christmas because they 'didn't get nothing last year'. Spoken like a true ungrateful child! It's a great rock song, with a machine gun vocal reminiscent of Dylan's vocal delivery on 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'.

I wound up buying this Norton reissue because I assumed it was impossible to find the Etiquette original. This album relies heavily on cover versions of classics, which aren't as interesting as the band's own material. Although I must confess that I prefer the Sonics' rendition of 'Roll Over Beethoven' to the Beatles' take. The aggressive vocal on this number only underlines George Harrison's weak voice on the Fab Four version.

If you are looking for depth and thoughtfulness, I refer you to Sting or U2. 'The Witch' isn't as clever as the Rolling Stones' 'Under My Thumb', but what it lacks in subtlety it more than makes up for in exuberance. In short, this album would make a great Christmas gift for people who didn't get anything for Christmas last year.

It should be noted that Gerry Roslie wrote the original material and yells the crazy jock vocals. His 'Santa Claus' is another rather dark view of Christmas. And in a further bit of welcome political incorrectness, 'The Village Idiot' is actually 'Jingle Bells' sung by a 'Harold'. Harold sounds retarded (I'm sorry, mentally challenged) in his vocal rendition, which would not go over well with the politically correct crowd today Oh well. I think this album is a lot of fun.