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The Sonics are bloody great. Recommend me more stuff like them.
they aren't quite as garage-y...
they are brilliant though. the first 2 albums at least, as they're the only ones i've heard.
or 'first album' and 'second album'
it's hard to tell with the reissues and stuff.
Get a Back From the Grave Comp.
I shall investigate post haste.
not that similar, but utterly incredible.
of the same mood/period:
The Count Five
The Birthday Party
About two songs by The Count Five.
Which Cramps and Birthday Party is best to start with?
cramps = Songs The Lord Taught Us
(There are like what, 16?)
Albums by bands off of nuggets like Count 5ive, music machine etc. etc. Also The Monks, maybe The Troggs, maybe early Yardbirds stuff etc etc etc etc.
Can't believe I forgot him.
I also forgot to say the Sonics have reformed!!!!
I love the sonics. Strangely, i was just listening to their album this afternoon...
The Monks rule as well.
I love garage rock too...there is a good clip on you tube of a Tube episode which featured the British 80's revival. Recently i've been getting my rocks off on Billy Childish bands...Thee Milkshakes and Thee Headcoats..
Bunker Hill's voice is amazing!
The Sonics need to come over here.
reformed for that festival in 1999 and went on to play loads more shows, so hopefully the Sonics will do the same.
is looking into getting the Sonics over. It's still all very iffy at the moment, depending on whether they're still any good, and whether they actually want to do any more shows let alone one in England. It's also likely to be expensive - The Monks were £26 last year at DWC, and he lost money on it. Not that he cared much - 15 years in and he's still one of the few London promoters that does it for the love of music.
Monks were amazing that night. Even if the Sonics are really old, the thought of seeing them live still excites me. The DWC is great - really looking forward to seeing the Rip Offs in a couple of weeks.
There's an 'hilarious' joke about the Rip Offs being expensive somewhere here.
Get a bunch of teenage shutdown and back from the grave comps.
Also look out for stuff produced by Kearney Barton, or with the words 'pacific northwest' on it. There was definitely a regional sound, which is typified by The Sonics, but there are more bands 'like' that.
A current favourite is by Paul Bearer and the Hearsemen- I've been thinking
There is also a bootleg seven inch doing the rounds of 'i wanna be your love' by The Cobras, which I'm tempted to say surpasses The Sonics in energy