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the Sonics ~ 1965 ~ Here Are the Sonics
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Tacoma, Washington was their home town and they were one of the finest punk bands to come from the Northwest in this era. The Witch was an enormous hit in the Pacific Northwest, indeed The Sonics were immensely popular there. Their follow-up Psycho was also a local hit. Most of their material was original and written by Gerry Roslie, although they also did cover versions of tracks like I'm A Man. Arguably they were left behind in the San Francisco-based rock renaissance of 1967.
Their third album, which was produced by Jerry Dennon, was called Introducing because it was their first on a major label. This album was later re-released in the late seventies under the title The Sonics' Original Northwest Punk. The last 45 recorded by the original line-up was Any Way The Wind Blows. After this members departed to go to college or join other bands - with Rob Lind being the last original to leave in 1968.
Jim Brady came in on lead vocals in 1967, from The Mercy Boys and by 1968 was leading the band. From Love-itis onwards they perfected a new sound adding strings and horns but it didn't go down with their fans and they slowly faded out of the limelight.
Jerry Roslie, reformed the band in 1979 with a new line-up to record (6) for Bomp.
Doug Heath and Ron Foos formed The City Zu and Danny Hoeerer went on to play for Tower Of Power. Rob Lind now lives in LA where he is involved in the film industry. Gerry Roslie still records and writes songs today.
(Vernon Joynson / Max Waller)
"Do You Love Me" (The Contours cover)
"Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry cover)
"Dirty Robber" (The Wailers cover)
"Have Love, Will Travel" (Richard Berry cover)
"Money (That's What I Want)" (Barrett Strong cover)
"Walkin' the Dog" (Rufus Thomas cover)
"Night Time is the Right Time" (Ray Charles cover)
"Good Golly Miss Molly" (Little Richard cover)
Extra Tracks Added for the Norton Release
"Keep A Knockin'" (Little Richard cover)
"Don't Believe in Christmas"
"The Village Idiot" (Cover of "Jingle Bells")
ANDY PARYPA bs, gtr
GERRY ROSLIE organ, piano, ld vcls
ROB LIND sax, vcls, hrmnca
LARRY PARYPA ld gtr, vcls
BOB BENNETT drms
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