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

ET-LPS-024 The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!! (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LPS-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-ALBS-027 The Sonics Boom (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ET-ALBS-027 US 1966 Sell This Version
JRL-7007 The Sonics Introducing The Sonics (Album, Comp) Jerden JRL-7007 US 1967 Sell This Version
LLP 5052 AP, 6.24247 AP The Sonics Sinderella (Album) Bomp! LLP 5052 AP, 6.24247 AP Germany 1980 Sell This Version
ETLP 1185 The Sonics Live / Fanz Only (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ETLP 1185 US 1986 Sell This Version
JRCD 7001 The Sonics Maintaining My Cool (Album) Jerden JRCD 7001 US 1991 Sell This Version
NW 913 The Sonics Busy Body!!! - Live In Tacoma 1964 Norton Records (2) NW 913 US 2007 Sell This Version
SRC-EPV1000 The Sonics 8 (MiniAlbum, EP, Album) The Sonic Records Co. SRC-EPV1000 US 2010 Sell This Version
RVXCD001 The Sonics This Is The Sonics (Album) Re:Vox RVXCD001 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

110 The Sonics Evil Eye(7", Single, Mono) Nocturne 110 US 1961 Sell This Version
ET-11 The Sonics The Witch / Psycho (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
ET-11 The Sonics The Witch / Keep A Knockin' (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 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
ET-18 The Sonics Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-18 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-16 The Sonics Boss Hoss / The Hustler (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-16 US 1965 Sell This Version
809 The Sonics You Got Your Head On Backwards / Love Lights Jerden 809 US 1966 Sell This Version
JD-810 The Sonics The Witch / Like No Other Man (Single) Jerden JD-810 US 1966 Sell This Version
ET-23 The Sonics Cinderella(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-23 US 1966 Sell This Version
55039 The Sonics Anyway The Wind Blows (Single) Uni Records 55039 US 1967 Sell This Version
JD-811 The Sonics Psycho / Maintaining My Cool (Single) Jerden JD-811 US 1967 Sell This Version
909 The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) - Love-Itis / You're In Love (Single) Jerden 909 US 1967 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
813 The Sonics Psycho (Single) Norton Records (2) 813 US 1999 Sell This Version