The legendary Sonics are recognized as one of the hardest-hitting aggregates in rock’n’roll history. The Tacoma, Washington quintet blew the roof off the Pacific Northwest scene back in the mid-1960s with a raucous and righteous blend of vintage rock’n’roll and R&B, hot-rodded in spectacular fashion upon iconic discs such as “The Witch” and “Psycho.” The group’s savage, visceral recorded legacy remains a benchmark in communicating the power of basic rock, and since reuniting in 2008, The Sonics have brought their pounding, uncompromising brand of garage rock to all corners of the globe. In celebration of The Sonics’ half-century as a recording act, we are proud to present this limited edition vinyl box set of their complete and essential Etiquette Records catalog. The contents of Fifty feature 34 tracks that constitute the true lexicon of Northwest garage rock, including “The Witch,” “Psycho,” “Boss Hoss,” “Strychnine,” “Cinderella,” and “He’s Waitin’.” Fifty is packaged in deluxe fashion as three vinyl LPs: exact replicas of the Here Are the Sonics and Boom albums, along with a third disc of rarities. The 36-page LP sized booklet features a brand new oral history by all five original Sonics members and is illustrated with over two dozen previously unpublished images from the archives of famed photographer Jini Dellaccio. Last but not least, the box includes a 18" X 24" color poster. Fifty is thus the last word on a small yet essential part of the American rock’n’roll landscape.
Here Are The Sonics A1. Gettin' Together A2. Feel So Lonely A3. Passed By A4. Lost In A Daydream A5. Dirty Robber A6. Have Love Will Travel
B1. Comin' Home B2. Won't Beg Any More B3. Crystalline Chandelier B4. Like Me Love Me B5. Strychnine B6. Good Golly Miss Molly
Boom A1. Cinderella A2. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark A3. Skinny Minny A4. Let The Good Times Roll A5. Don't You Just Know It A6. Jenny Jenny
B1. He's Waitin' B2. Louie Louie B3. Since I Fell For You B4. Hitch Hike B5. It's Allright B6. Shot Down
Volume 3 A1. THE WITCH (alternate take) A2. KEEP A KNOCKIN’ A3. THE HUSTLER A4. PSYCHO (live) A5. THE WITCH (live)
B1. SANTA CLAUS B2. IT’S CHRISTMAS B3. DON’T BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS B4. THE VILLAGE IDIOT B5. THE WITCH (switchblade version)