Here Are The Sonics

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!!!Here Are The Sonics!!!
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Studio album by The Sonics
Released March 1965 (1965-03)
Recorded 1964
Studio Audio Recording, Seattle, Washington
Genre Garage rock[1]
Length 28:48
Label Etiquette
Producer
  • Buck Ornsby
  • Kent Morrill
The Sonics chronology
Here Are The Sonics!!!
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!!!Here Are The Sonics!!! is the debut studio album by American garage rock band The Sonics, released in March 1965.

Release[edit]

Here Are The Sonics!!! was released in 1965 by record label Etiquette.

It was re-released in 1999 in mono by Norton Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Gaslight Records8.5/10 stars [3]

Cub Koda of AllMusic wrote that the album "show[s] a live band at the peak of its power, ready to mow down the competition without even blinking twice", calling it "Another important chunk of Seattle rock and roll history."[2]

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[4]

Legacy[edit]

Here Are The Sonics!!! was influential on later punk rock music (see protopunk).[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Witch"Gerry Roslie2:41
2."Do You Love Me"Berry Gordy, Jr.2:19
3."Roll Over Beethoven"Chuck Berry2:49
4."Boss Hoss"Roslie2:24
5."Dirty Robber" (The Fabulous Wailers cover)John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick Dangel2:03
6."Have Love Will Travel"Richard Berry2:04
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Psycho"Roslie2:18
2."Money (That's What I Want)"Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford2:01
3."Walking the Dog"Rufus Thomas2:46
4."Night Time Is the Right Time"Lew Herman2:58
5."Strychnine"Roslie2:13
6."Good Golly Miss Molly"John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell2:09

Personnel[edit]

The Sonics

Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masley, Ed (September 19, 2008). "10 essential garage-rock albums". AZCentral. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "Here Are The Sonics!!! – The Sonics | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! | Album Review | - Gaslight Records". Gaslight Records. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  4. ^ ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.

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