The Sonics – Boom


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 and garage music worldwide, and they have been named as inspirations to the White Stripes and other musical artists. The Sonics are often-cited contenders for the title of “the first punk band,” due to their wild and ground-breaking style. The band also have a marked influence on American punk bands such as the Cramps and the Dead Boys in their brash, menacing style and attitude, and on 1980s grunge bands (who originated in the same area), especially Mudhoney, who adopted some of the darker themes from Sonics music, and a lot of their techniques on over-driving and distorting electric guitars. Boom is their second studio album, released in February 1966. Like its predecessor Here Are The Sonics (1965), Boom was influential on later punk rock music.

Label: Big Beat Records
Cat. # HIQLP 066

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