The Sonics Boom [Pocket Version]
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- Released: March 26, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Kent Records Uk
- 2.Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
- 3.Skinny Minny
- 4.Let the Good Times Roll
- 5.Don't You Just Know It
- 6.Jenny Jenny
- 7.He's Waitin'
- 8.Louie Louie
- 9.Since I Fell For You
- 10.Hitch Hike
- 11.It's Alright
- 12.Shot Down
The Sonics: Larry Parypa, Andy Parypa, Gerry Rosalie, Bob Bennett, Rob Lind.
Recorded in 1965. Originally released on Etiquette. Includes liner notes by Miriam Linna.
Digitally remastered by Bob Irwin.
Recording information: Wiley/Griffith Studios.
Photographer: Jini Dellaccio.
While it might not be the mainline shot of rock & roll that was their debut, the Sonic's second studio full-length, released in 1966, is a stellar album in its own right. BOOM, which alludes to both the band's regional origins and the inspiration for their name (the Pacific Northwest being a fabled testing ground for Boeing jets), contains raw garage-rock originals such as "Cinderella" and "The Hustler"; punked up versions of "Jenny Jenny Jenny" and "Don't You Just Know It"; and a howling, scorched-earth take on the definitive anthem for rock-&-roll delinquency "Louie Louie." The Sonics embodied everything rock & roll was and is still about: taking the most primal and carefree aspects of being alive and providing them with a musical avatar. Three chords never sounded so truthful. The 1999 Norton Records reissue contains three bonus tracks.
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