Wednesday, 21 January 2015

50 years of Tunes - 1965 - The Sonics "Here Are The Sonics"

Another Twitter originated list-a-thon thanks to the organising and enthusiasm of @StaggerLee30. This time the aim was to pick our favourite album for each year from 1965 to 2014. Fifty albums that stand as the best of their year of release.

I've already tweeted them, so if you're impatient you can find the full list over there. Otherwise I plan to do one a week on a Wednesday to fill the gap between top fives.

The first two years were claimed by a band that blazed a trail for punk rock a good 10 years before that was an actual thing ...

1965 - The Sonics "Here Are The Sonics"

I got into the band thanks to the comprehensive Psycho-Sonic compilation. That features every track from their debut album Here Are The Sonics which has become one of my absolute all time favourite records. Psycho, Strychnine & The Witch are great original tunes while Have Love Will Travel and Dirty Robber are covers that outstrip the originals.

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