Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Sonics "Introducing the Sonics"

The Sonics "Introducing the Sonics": The album that was and still is the acknowledged cornerstone of '60s Pacific Northwest garage rock is back with rare bonus cuts, artwork from the hard-to-find original Jerden release, new liner notes, photos and perfect mastering from the original mono tapes! And, oh, yeah-such classics as Psycho; The Witch; You Got Your Head on Backwards; Like No Other Man , and more. CRUUUNCH! - amazonThis is a limited-edition, 180-gram premium vinyl audiophile pressing of the group's final album for Jerry Dennon's Jerden label. In addition to the band's two original hits (recorded and originally issued on the Etiquette label), there are 13 sides that were cut at the band's last session in 1966. All of the material on here is the same as on Jerden's compact disc version of the same material (issued as Maintaining My Cool), save for the exclusion of a lame version of "Hanky Panky," mercifully replaced here with Gerry Roslie's original "Love Lights." This makes a more than interesting comparison for audiophiles when compared to Jerden's CD version of this, minus the track swap. This also features the original album cover art of the band captured in a blue duo-tone in their matching gaucho outfits. Hardcore fans of the band and completists will want both versions of this. - by Cub Koda

Bass – Andy Parypa / Drums – Bob Bennett / Guitar – Larry Parypa / Organ – Gerry Roslie / Saxophone – Rob Lind / Vocals – Gerry Roslie

01 The Witch 02 You Got Your Head On Backwards 03 I'm A Man 04 On The Road Again 05 Psycho 06 Love Lights 07 I'm Going Home 08 High Time 09 I'm A Rolling Stone 10 Like No Other Man 11 Maintaining My Cool 12 Bama Lama Bama Loo 13 Leave My Kitten Alone 14 Dirty Old Man 15 Diddy Wah Diddy
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