The Sonics

The Sonics

Profile:
American rock and roll group, formed 1963 in Tacoma, Washington, counting as the pioneers of “proto-punk” and “garage rock”. They played in several local dance halls and in high schools, until Buck Ormsby, bass player of The Wailers (2), discovered them. They recorded two LPs with Ormsby that were released in 1965. They scored some minor hits before disbanding in 1969. Reunited in 2007, still actively performing as of 2015.
They're renowned for their crude and brutal sound, for Jerry Roslie’s lyrics (hinting at drugs, evil women and disturbing mental states) and screams.

Original lineup: Jerry Roslie (organ, piano, lead vocals), Rob Lind (saxophone, vocals, harmonica), Larry Parypa (lead guitar, vocals), Andy Parypa (bass guitar), Bob Bennett (drums)
Lineup 2015: Jerry Roslie, Rob Lind, Larry Parypa, Freddie Dennis (bass guitar, lead vocals), Dusty Watson (drums)
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The Sonics Discography

Albums

The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!! (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics Boom (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics Introducing The Sonics (Album, Comp) Jerden US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics Sinderella (Album) Bomp! Germany 1980 Sell This Version
The Sonics Live / Fanz Only (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1986 Sell This Version
The Sonics Maintaining My Cool (Album) Jerden US 1991 Sell This Version
The Sonics Busy Body!!! - Live In Tacoma 1964 Norton Records (2) US 2007 Sell This Version
The Sonics 8 (MiniAlbum, EP, Album) The Sonic Records Co. US 2010 Sell This Version
The Sonics This Is The Sonics (Album) Re:Vox US 2015 Sell This Version
The Sonics Live At Easy Street ReVox US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Sonics The Witch / Psycho (Single) Etiquette Records (2) Canada 1964 Sell This Version
The Sonics The Witch / Keep A Knockin' (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1964 Sell This Version
ET-11 The Sonics Psycho / Keep A' Knock'in(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1964 Sell This Version
The Sonics Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down (Single) Etiquette Records (2) 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics Boss Hoss / The Hustler (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics You Got Your Head On Backwards / Love Lights Jerden US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics The Witch / Like No Other Man (Single) Jerden US 1966 Sell This Version
ET-23 The Sonics Cinderella(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-23 US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics Anyway The Wind Blows (Single) Uni Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics Psycho / Maintaining My Cool (Single) Jerden US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) - Love-Itis / You're In Love (Single) Jerden US 1967 Sell This Version
Jim Brady And The Sonics Jim Brady And The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye (Single) Jerden 1969 Sell This Version
702 The Sonics Bama-Lama Bama-Loo(7", Single) The Great Northwest Music Company 702 US 1976 Sell This Version
F003 The Sonics Here are The Sonics(7", EP) Mousehole music F003 1994 Sell This Version
45-066 The Sonics Don't Believe In Christmas(7", Single) Norton Records (2) 45-066 US 1997 Sell This Version