RSD Black Friday Pick Of The Day - The Sonics!
Record Store Day Black Friday is coming up fast! This year it falls on November 27th, and as in years past, we've checked in with our staff to find out which titles they are most excited about. Here is our first pick!
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 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features a brand new oral history by all five original Sonics members and is illustrated with over two dozen previously unpublished images from the archives of famed photographer Jini Dellaccio.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.