12.16.2008

The Sonics: This Is... The Savage Young Sonics (US, 1961)

Before the Kinks and the Who came along and planted the seeds for what is commonly referred to as proto-punk, several obscure and/or one-hit U.S. wonders beat the two aforementioned British acts to the punch -- the Kingsmen, the Trashmen, and the Sonics. While the Kingsmen and the Trashmen managed to score a massive hit each ("Louie, Louie" and "Surfin' Bird," respectively), the Sonics never broke through outside of their home city of Tacoma. Regardless, the Sonics are often name-checked as one of the greatest garage rock bands ever, and the 2001 compilation This Is... The Savage Young Sonics focuses entirely on the group's early years. It turns out that the father of the Sonics' brother guitar/bass tandem, Larry and Andy Parypa, taped nearly every live show the group played during the early '60s, and these recordings serve as the basis for this 20-song release. Although the group was still a ways off from perfecting its tough-and-rough sound (which eventually included a heavy R&B influence), the comp includes such early instrumentals as "Sonic Blues" as well as covers of popular bar band standards of the day -- "Rumble," "Bony Maronie," "Keep A-Knockin'," and even the aforementioned "Louie, Louie." While newcomers should stick with one of their classic mid-'60s releases (e.g., 1965's Here Are the Sonics), longtime Sonics fans looking to trace the group's roots will certainly be able to do so with This Is... The Savage Young Sonics.


THE SONICS LIVE IN TACOMA 1961
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12 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

No Passw
served by Roadrunner
gracias por el aporte!

Saludos!

anyonesdaughter said...

jeeezz!!!! i cant tell you just hooow glad i am to find this post (and the other sonics-post aswell of course)!! i just love that band...
great great thanks to you & roadrunner!!!

Plante said...

Tenga unas ganas de escuchar este disco.....Tiene muy buena pinta.

Gracias a RR y a pablo.


PD: De donde sacais estas cosas?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post, can't wait to hear this.
Love your blog!

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

gracias plante
todo material de los Sonics es altamente recomendado.

material de este calibre, es conseguido en europa y en los estados unds

por viajes que he realizado o compras en internet.

SALUDOS

Anonymous said...

I just wanna say it's fantastic music blog and Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla - you're doing great work sharing this stuff. My compliments for you, keep on carry on! Cheers!
Zeno

Anonymous said...

I hope it's great music, I can't wait to hear it, but what with this fucking password? Where to find it?
Garage Man

Anonymous said...

@ garage man (Stupid man)
hey dude
are you fucking stupid ? ?
arent you ?
bloody idiot
there is NO PASSWORD FOR THIS ALBUM
READ THE COMMENTS
STUPID PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOUR IGNORANT COMMENTS, MAKES ME SICK

Roadrunner said...

A bueno,nos tapo el agua..

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PsychoDaddy said...

Thanks a lot.
Not as good as their 65-66 stuff but still nice to hear their early recordings.

Pablo"Pochola"Cazorla said...

thanks for your comments PsychoDaddy!! you are a big fan of the Sonics ah !?

cheers!