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

Singles & EPs

ET-11 The Sonics - The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in album art The Sonics The Witch / Keep A' Knock'in (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1964 Sell This Version
ET-18 The Sonics - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down album art Sonics* Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark / Shot Down (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-18 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-11 The Sonics - The Witch / Psycho album art The Sonics The Witch / Psycho (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-11 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-16 The Sonics - The Hustler / Boss Hoss album art The Sonics The Hustler / Boss Hoss (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-16 US 1965 Sell This Version
ET-22 The Sonics - Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit? album art The Sonics / The Wailers (2) The Sonics / The Wailers (2) - Don't Believe in Christmas / Christmas Spirit?(7") Etiquette Records (2) ET-22 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
809 The Sonics - Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards album art The Sonics Love Lights / You Got Your Head On Backwards (Single) Jerden 809 US 1966 Sell This Version
ET-23 The Sonics - Cinderella album art The Sonics Cinderella (Single) Etiquette Records (2) ET-23 US 1966 Sell This Version
810 The Sonics - The Witch / Like No Other Man album art The Sonics The Witch / Like No Other Man (Single) Jerden 810 US 1966 Sell This Version
811 The Sonics - Psycho / Maintaining My Cool album art The Sonics Psycho / Maintaining My Cool (Single) Jerden 811 US 1967 Sell This Version
909 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 909 US 1967 Sell This Version
55039 The Sonics - Any Way The Wind Blows album art The Sonics Any Way The Wind Blows (Single) Uni Records 55039 US 1967 Sell This Version
913 The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye album art Jim Brady And The Sonics Jim Brady And The Sonics - Near My Soul / Goodbye (Single) Jerden 913 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-BUR-106 The Sonics - Bama Lama Bama Loo album art (The Original) The Sonics* Featuring Gerry Roslie (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