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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Albums

The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! album art The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!! (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Boom album art The Sonics Boom (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Introducing The Sonics album art The Sonics Introducing The Sonics (Album) Jerden US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Sinderella album art The Sonics Sinderella (Album) Bomp! Germany 1980 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Live / Fanz Only album art The Sonics Live / Fanz Only (Album) Etiquette Records (2) US 1986 Sell This Version
The Sonics - The Savage Young Sonics album art The Sonics The Savage Young Sonics (Comp) Norton Records (2) US 2001 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Busy Body!!! Live In Tacoma 1964 album art The Sonics Busy Body!!! Live In Tacoma 1964 Norton Records (2) US 2007 Sell This Version
The Sonics - 8 album art The Sonics 8 (MiniAlbum, Album, EP) The Sonic Records Co. US 2010 Sell This Version
The Sonics - This Is The Sonics album art The Sonics This Is The Sonics (Album) Re:Vox US 2015 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Live At Easy Street album art The Sonics Live At Easy Street Re:Vox US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Sonics - The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in album art The Sonics The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Sonics - The Witch / Psycho album art The Sonics The Witch / Psycho (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down album art The Sonics Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics - The Hustler / Boss Hoss album art The Sonics The Hustler / Boss Hoss (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-11 The Sonics - Psycho / Keep A' Knock'in album art The Sonics Psycho / Keep A' Knock'in(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1965 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Cinderella album art The Sonics Cinderella (Single) Etiquette Records (2) US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards album art The Sonics Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards (Single) Jerden US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics - The Witch / Like No Other Man album art The Sonics The Witch / Like No Other Man (Single) Jerden US 1966 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Any Way The Wind Blows album art The Sonics Any Way The Wind Blows (Single) Uni Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Psycho / Maintaining My Cool album art The Sonics Psycho / Maintaining My Cool (Single) Jerden US 1967 Sell This Version
The Sonics - Love-Itis / You're In Love album art 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
The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye album art Jim Brady And The Sonics Jim Brady And The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye (Single) Jerden 1969 Sell This Version
45-BUR-106 The Sonics - Bama Lama Bama Loo album art (The Original) The Sonics Featuring Gerry Roslie* Bama Lama Bama Loo(7", Single) Burdette 45-BUR-106 US 1975 Sell This Version
702 The Sonics - Bama-Lama Bama-Loo album art 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 album art The Sonics Here are The Sonics(7", EP) Mousehole music F003 1994 Sell This Version