The Sonics ‎– Maintaining My Cool

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Jerden ‎– JRCD 7001
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From the back insert:
These songs were originally recorded in two-track stereo. In order to maintain the original cruddy integrity of this music on today's sophisticated equipment, this compact disk has been digitally remastered in glorious mono, the way this stuff was meant to be heard. Play this recording extremely loud!

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  • Barcode: 7 39497-7001-2 3

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JRL-7007 The Sonics Introducing The Sonics(LP, Album, Mono) Jerden JRL-7007 US 1967 Sell This Version
MR 204 The Sonics Maintaining My Cool(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, 220) Munster Records MR 204 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
JRLS-7007, JRLS 7007, JR 7007 The Sonics Introducing The Sonics(LP, Album) Jerden, Jerden, Jerden JRLS-7007, JRLS 7007, JR 7007 US 1967 Sell This Version
SN1002, FA-7715 The Sonics Original Northwest Punk(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Punk Records (2), First American SN1002, FA-7715 US Unknown Sell This Version
JRL-7007 The Sonics Introducing The Sonics(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Jerden JRL-7007 US 1967 Sell This Version

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January 6, 2013
"Maintaining My Cool" actually contains most of The Sonics' lone album for Jerden records, "Introducing The Sonics" minus a couple of cuts that Jerden later put out on their "Fire & Ice: Lost Tapes" collection. Actually, it's not bad, decent mid 60's garage rock, but by the time they recorded for Jerden, The Sonics had lost some of the manic punk rawness that makes their Etiquette Records recordings so essential. In fact, the two leased Etiquette tracks, the immortal "The Witch" and "Psycho" make the rest of the disc sound weak and pale, and Gerry Roslie's demonic Little Richard inspired vocals are reduced to a mere sneer here.. Still, "You've Got Your Head On Backwards" and "Maintaining My Cool" are fun garage rock songs worth hearing. Just make sure you've heard "Here Are The Sonics" and "Boom" first.