The Sonics


The Sonics Live / Fanz Only LP

Pretty much lives up to its title. The A-side is an early live show from 1966 and the performance is as dismal as the recorded quality. The reunion show from 1972 on the other side fares a little better. Except for the annoying tape drop-outs, the performance shows just why these guys are hailed as one of the best garage bands ever.

The Sonics Full Force LP

This album represents the best of a great band—the SONICS, who boomed out the hottest garage punk of their day. Out of the Northwest, these guys cranked out classics like “Psycho,” “Strychnine,” “He’s Waiting,” and “Witch”—tunes that bands like the CRAMPS, NOMADS, etc. revere today. Awesome.