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 Gerry Roslie’s lyrics (hinting at drugs, evil women and disturbing mental states) and screams.

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

ET-LPS-024 Here Are The Sonics!!! — The Sonics The Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!! (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ET-LPS-024 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-ALBS-027 Boom — The Sonics The Sonics Boom (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ET-ALBS-027 US 1966 Sell This Version
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JRL-7007 Introducing The Sonics — The Sonics The Sonics Introducing The Sonics (Album) Jerden JRL-7007 US 1967 Sell This Version
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BOMP LP4011 Sinderella — The Sonics The Sonics Sinderella (Album) Bomp! BOMP LP4011 US 1980 Sell This Version
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ETLP 1185 Live / Fanz Only — The Sonics The Sonics Live / Fanz Only (Album) Etiquette Records (2) ETLP 1185 US 1986 Sell This Version
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CNW 909 The Savage Young Sonics — The Sonics The Sonics The Savage Young Sonics (Comp) Norton Records (2) CNW 909 US 2001 Sell This Version
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NW 913 Busy Body!!! (Live In Tacoma 1964) — The Sonics The Sonics Busy Body!!! (Live In Tacoma 1964) Norton Records (2) NW 913 US 2007 Sell This Version
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RVXCD001 This Is The Sonics — The Sonics The Sonics This Is The Sonics (Album) Re:Vox RVXCD001 US 2015 Sell This Version
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RVUSA-002 Live At Easy Street — The Sonics The Sonics Live At Easy Street (Album) Re:Vox RVUSA-002 US 2016 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ET-11 The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in — The Sonics The Sonics The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1964 Sell This Version
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ET-22 Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit? — The Sonics Sonics* / Wailers* Sonics* / Wailers* - Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit? Etiquette Records (2) ET-22 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-18 Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down — The Sonics Sonics* Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-18 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-11 The Witch / Psycho — The Sonics The Sonics The Witch / Psycho (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-16 The Hustler / Boss Hoss — The Sonics The Sonics The Hustler / Boss Hoss (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-16 US 1965 Sell This Version
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ET-11 Psycho / Keep A' Knock'in — The Sonics The Sonics Psycho / Keep A' Knock'in(7", Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1965 Sell This Version
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809 Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards — The Sonics The Sonics Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards (Single) Jerden 809 US 1966 Sell This Version
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ET-23 Cinderella — The Sonics Sonics* Cinderella (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-23 US 1966 Sell This Version
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810 The Witch / Like No Other Man — The Sonics The Sonics The Witch / Like No Other Man (Single) Jerden 810 US 1966 Sell This Version
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811 Psycho / Maintaining My Cool — The Sonics The Sonics Psycho / Maintaining My Cool (Single) Jerden 811 US 1967 Sell This Version
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909 Love-Itis — The Sonics The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) The Sonics Featuring Jim Brady (5) - Love-Itis (Single) Piccadilly Records 909 US 1967 Sell This Version
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55039 Anyway The Wind Blows — The Sonics The Sonics Anyway The Wind Blows (Single) Piccadilly Records 55039 US 1967 Sell This Version
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913 Near My Soul / Goodbye — The Sonics Jim Brady (5) And The Sonics Jim Brady (5) And The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye (Single) Jerden 913 US 1969 Sell This Version
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106 Bama Lama Bama Loo — The Sonics (The Original) The Sonics* Featuring Gerry Roslie (The Original) The Sonics* Featuring Gerry Roslie - Bama Lama Bama Loo(7", Single, Styrene) Burdette 106 US 1975 Sell This Version
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702 Bama-Lama Bama-Loo — The Sonics The Sonics Bama-Lama Bama-Loo(7", Single) The Great Northwest Music Company 702 US 1976 Sell This Version
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45-066 Don't Believe In Christmas — The Sonics The Sonics Don't Believe In Christmas(7", Single) Norton Records (2) 45-066 US 1997 Sell This Version