Boom (The Sonics album)

Boom is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The Sonics, released in February 1966.

Boom
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1966 (1966-02)
Recorded1965–1966
StudioWiley-Griffith Studios, Tacoma, Washington
GenreGarage rock,[1] proto-punk
Length30:59
LabelEtiquette
Producer
  • Kent Morrill
  • Buck Ormsby
The Sonics chronology
Here Are The Sonics
(1965)
Boom
(1966)
Introducing the Sonics
(1967)

ReleaseEdit

Boom was released in 1966 by record label Etiquette ET-ALBS-027.

It was re-released in 1999 by Norton Records NW 905.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

Cub Koda of AllMusic called the album "every bit as explosive and influential as their debut outing". They rated it 4 1/2 stars.[2]

LegacyEdit

Like its predecessor Here Are The Sonics (1965), Boom was influential on later punk rock music[citation needed] (see protopunk).

Track listingEdit

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cinderella"Gerry Roslie2:39
2."Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"Gerry Roslie2:16
3."Skinny Minnie"Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra2:11
4."Let the Good Times Roll"Leonard Lee1:56
5."Don't You Just Know It"Huey "Piano" Smith, John Vincent2:49
6."Jenny, Jenny"Enotris Johnson, Little Richard2:16
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."He's Waitin'"Gerry Roslie2:35
2."Louie, Louie"Richard Berry2:52
3."Since I Fell for You"Buddy Johnson3:55
4."Hitch Hike"Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson, Clarence Paul2:41
5."It's All Right"Chris Andrews2:10
6."Shot Down"Gerry Roslie2:08
Reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."The Hustler"Gerry Roslie2:03
14."The Witch (Alternate Take)"Gerry Roslie2:36
15."Psycho (Live)"Gerry Roslie1:55
16."The Witch (Live)"Gerry Roslie2:54

PersonnelEdit

The Sonics
Technical
  • Kent Morrill – Production
  • Buck Ormsby – Production
  • Bill Wiley - Engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fleming, Colin (June 3, 2016). "10 Wild LPs From Garage Rock's Greatest Year". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "Boom – The Sonics | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 20, 2015.

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