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Thursday, January 03, 2019

The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics 1965


The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington that formed in 1960. 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 many major artists.


The band 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.


Early in 1965 Etiquette released the Sonics' debut LP, Here Are The Sonics, which was produced at Audio Recording in Seattle, Washington with famed Pacific Northwest recording engineer Kearney Barton.


It was recorded on a two-track tape recorder, with only one microphone to pick up the entire drum kit. It was here that they began to pioneer some of their infamously reckless recording techniques.

A second album, Boom, followed in February 1966. During the recording, the Sonics ripped the soundproofing off the walls at the country and western-oriented Wiley/Griffith studio in Tacoma to "get a live-er sound." The covers of both albums feature the moody photography of Jini Dellaccio.


The original band fell apart between 1966 and 1968, with members leaving to attend university or join other bands; saxophonist Rob Lind became a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. Eventually, all of the original members left, with new members continuing on with the name Sonics (later 'Jim Brady and the Sonics') until 1980,although it was a completely different band, at times even incorporating string and horn sections.

TRAXS

01. The Witch    Gerry Roslie    2:41
02. Do You Love Me    Berry Gordy, Jr.    2:19
03. Roll Over Beethoven    Chuck Berry    2:49
04. Boss Hoss    Roslie    2:24
05. Dirty Robber (The Fabulous Wailers cover)    John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick           Dangel    2:03
06. Have Love Will Travel    Richard Berry    2:04
07. Psycho    Roslie    2:18
08. Money (That's What I Want)    Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford    2:01
09. Walking the Dog    Rufus Thomas    2:46
10. Night Time Is the Right Time    Lew Herman    2:58
11. Strychnine    Roslie    2:13
12. Good Golly Miss Molly    John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell    2:09
13. Keep a knock
14. Don't believe in Christmas
15. Santa Claus
16. The village idiot



Strychnine  Lyrics

Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine (hey hey)

You may think it's funny
That I like this stuff
But once you've tried it
You can't get enough (Woah!)

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you
WAHHH

Wine is red (hey)
Poison is blue
Strychnine is good
For what's ailin you
WAHHH

If you listen to what I say
You'll try…
Some folks like water
Some folks like wine
But i like the taste
Of straight strychnine

Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide, particularly for killing small vertebrates such as birds and rodents. Strychnine, when inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the eyes or mouth, causes poisoning which results in muscular convulsions and eventually death through asphyxia. While it has no known medicinal effects, in the past the convulsant effect was believed to be beneficial in small doses.

Strychnine was popularly used as an athletic performance enhancer and recreational stimulant in the late 19th century and early 20th century, due to its convulsant effects. It was thought to be similar to coffee. Its effects are well-described in H. G. Wells' novella The Invisible Man: the title character states "Strychnine is a grand tonic ... to take the flabbiness out of a man." The protagonist replies: "It's the devil, ... It's the palaeolithic in a bottle."

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