Here Are The Sonics

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Here Are The Sonics (stylized as !!!Here Are The Sonics!!!) is the debut album by American garage rock band the Sonics, released in March 1965. The album features the original songs "The Witch" (a minor regional hit), "Psycho", "Boss Hoss" and "Strychnine", along with an assortment of rock and roll and R&B covers.

!!!Here Are The Sonics!!!
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1965 (1965-03)
StudioAudio Recording, Seattle, Washington
  • Buck Ornsby
  • Kent Morrill
The Sonics chronology
!!!Here Are The Sonics!!!
Singles from  !!!Here Are The Sonics!!!
  1. "The Witch / Keep a Knockin'"
    Released: November 1964
  2. "Psycho / Keep a Knockin'"
    Released: 1965
  3. "The Witch / Psycho"
    Released: 1965
  4. "Boss Hoss / The Hustler"
    Released: May 1965
  5. "The Witch / Like No Other Man"
    Released: November 1966
  6. "Psycho / Maintaining My Cool"
    Released: February 1967


!!!Here Are The Sonics!!! was released in 1965 by record label Etiquette. It was re-released in 1999 in mono by Norton Records.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]
Gaslight Records           [3]
Q     [4]

Cub Koda of AllMusic wrote that the album "show[s] a live band at the peak of its power, ready to mow down the competition without even blinking twice", calling it "Another important chunk of Seattle rock and roll history."[2]

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5]

Track listingEdit

Side A
1."The Witch"Gerry Roslie2:41
2."Do You Love Me"Berry Gordy, Jr.2:19
3."Roll Over Beethoven"Chuck Berry2:49
4."Boss Hoss"Roslie2:24
5."Dirty Robber" (The Fabulous Wailers cover)John Greek, Kent Morrill, Rick Dangel2:03
6."Have Love Will Travel"Richard Berry2:04
Side B
2."Money (That's What I Want)"Gordy, Jr., Janie Bradford2:01
3."Walking the Dog"Rufus Thomas2:46
4."Night Time Is the Right Time"Lew Herman2:58
6."Good Golly Miss Molly"John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell2:09
Reissue bonus tracks
13."Keep A-Knockin'"Perry Bradford1:56
14."Don't Believe in Christmas" (patterned after "Too Much Monkey Business" by Chuck Berry)Roslie1:47
15."Santa Claus" (contains elements from "Farmer John" by The Premiers)The Sonics2:52
16."The Village Idiot" (cover of "Jingle Bells") 2:39


The Sonics



  1. ^ Masley, Ed (September 19, 2008). "10 essential garage-rock albums". AZCentral. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "Here Are The Sonics!!! – The Sonics | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! | Album Review | - Gaslight Records". Gaslight Records. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  4. ^ Mulholland, Garry (April 2007). "The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics". Q (249): 128.
  5. ^ ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.

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