The Sonics

The Sonics



The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960.[1] Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has been a major influence on punk, garage, and hard rock music worldwide, and they have been named as inspirations to Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, the Fall, and other major artists.

"The Sonics" performed several early rock standards such as "Louie, Louie", and "Skinny Minnie" as well as original compositions like "Strychnine", "Psycho", and "The Witch". Their catalogue is generally based around simple chord progressions, often performed with a speed and tonal aggression that was novel for the time, making the band a notable influence on later punk rock bands.



Live At Easy Street
Live At Easy Street is an album by musical group The Sonics, released on May 6, 2016.
RocknRolla is a 2008 British-American crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and Toby Kebbell.
Here Are The Sonics
Here Are The Sonics!!! is the debut studio album by American garage rock band The Sonics, released in March 1965.
Boom is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The Sonics, released in February 1966.

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Popular Albums13

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Popular Songs1

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Collaborators & Influencers5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles32


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The Sonics (Live!) With Residuels + Guitar Army Philly Dj Set
  –  April 13, 2017
To connect with your existing social network account: To connect with your existing account, click below: This ain't no April fools, friends - the godfathers of grit, fuzz & ground-shakin' proto-punk, The Sonics, are making an historic live appearance at ...
Garage Rock Still Rockin’ It Out – The Sonics
  –  March 12, 2017
The Sonics formed in 1960 in Tacoma Washington, just 25 miles from Seattle where the grunge movement would start years later. Many of the grunge and punk rock bands would credit The Sonics with influencing their sound and style. Cashbox Canada caught up ...
The Sonics’ Rob Lind on the Old-School Punks’ Revival
  –  May 2, 2017
Half a century has passed since The Sonics first exploded onto the Pacific Northwest scene with their raucous garage punk sound. The original guys are all in their 70s, having conquered both the music world and the private sector as well. Last year ...
The Sonics with The Tailbreakers at the Danforth Music Hall
  –  March 30, 2017
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The Sonics’ Rob Lind Reflects on a Career Full of Surprises
  –  March 27, 2017
Over the years the Sonics’ music found its way to a new, young audience, and offers to reunite began to pour in. Initially the band dismissed them. “We had been away for so long,” Lind says over the phone from his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Sonics at El Club, 5 Things To Know
  –  March 24, 2017
I’ve always enjoyed going places, so I like nothing more than getting off an airplane in Paris or all the beautiful cities in Europe, and then going and playing music.” • The Sonics’ last album was produced by Jim Diamond, a former Detroiter who ...

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