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This could be the hardest-rocking album of 2015. The Tacoma, Wash.–based garage rockers’ original albums—1965’s Here Are the Sonics and 1966’s Boom—outdid their competition. Fifty years after that debut album, original Sonics members Gerry Roslie (keyboards, vocals), Larry Parypa (guitar, vocals), and Rob Lind (sax, harmonica, vocals) are backed by bassist Freddie Dennis (The Kingsmen) and drummer Dusty Watson (Dick Dale, Agent Orange) and produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) in what they call “earth-shaking mono”—and it’s 10 times more gloriously raw and energized than most groups one-third of their age.

Customer Reviews

Ragin' Northwest Party!

Wow is all I can say! This is a non stop rock n roll party! Sure, these guys are older than your grandparents, but they shred and rage and kill and rip up the sounds like nobody's business! If this album don't make you wanna dance, then check your pulse, you're probably dead.


They're back & worth every minute. Just a fantastic album from start to finish. These guys rock better than most lazy 25 year old's.


I've been listening to the sonics since I'm a little kid.
That's a long time ago.
The original garage band!
This albums song brings me back to strychnine , boss hoss, have love will travel.
Same original sound they always had and his voice is just about the same. Thanks guys for the revival.
Hope you tour!


Formed: 1960 in Tacoma, WA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '00s, '10s

Of all the garage bands that made a glorious racket in the 1960s, few if any were louder, wilder, or more raw than the Sonics, a Tacoma, Washington quintet whose over the top style, complete with roaring guitars, pounding drums, and the fevered howls of lead singer Gerry Roslie, anticipated the mania of punk and pushed rock & roll deep into the red zone during their 1963-1966 heyday. The Sonics were stars in Washington, but it took a while for the rest of the world to catch on, and in time they would...
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