SONICS, The

Homebase: Bremerton / Tacoma, WA.
Stats: 1961-1969 / 2007-2020 +
SEE ALSO:

1.) BRADY and The SONICS, JIM
2.) JR. CADILLAC
3.) GREAT PRETENDERS, The
4.) FREDDY & the SCREAMERS

"THE SONICS: TACOMA'S '60s GARAGE-ROCK TEEN TITANS"
by Peter Blecha
[Courtesy & copyright, 2008, HistoryLink.org]

The improbable "career" arc of Tacoma's Sonics is that of a teen combo who pounded their way to the top ranks of Northwest rock bands by 1965 -- and then crumbled in the psychedelic musical aftermath of 1967's Summer of Love. Like countless other American garage-bands of the era, the Sonics might have faded into total obscurity. They had, however, managed to forge a particularly brutal style that went on to earn them legendary status as pioneers of the entire subsequent punk rock movement. The Sonics' saga is also one of a raw band who went from playing modest roller-rinks, to headlining the area's major halls like the Spanish Castle Ballroom, to opening for major touring acts at the Seattle Coliseum. But even with a caustic sound that limited their ability to garner widespread radio airplay -- and thus, they failed to ever score a national hit -- the Sonics would ultimately be hailed for having heralded the subsequent emergence of punk rock in the 1970s. Indeed, their unique contributions were never forgotten, and in the decades hence the Sonics' post-mortem fan-base grew into a global phenomenon that demanded -- and was finally rewarded with -- a triumphant international reunion concert tour between 2007 and 2008. In the years hence, the band has continued recording and touring internationally. [READ MORE...]

The Sonics, circa 1961, Bremerton, Washington.

400w-sonics-jerden

Centralia - October 8, 1965

Kitsap Sun, May 28, 1965.

Kitsap Sun, January 25, 1965.

The Seattle Times - August 31, 1966

Sonics dance poster, 1966

"Tacoma News Tribune," display ad, March 20, 1967.

400w-The-Sonics-The-Witch

Sonics & Mudhoney, Showbox Theater, Seattle, 4.2.15, design by John Howard.

The Canceled 2020 Tour [Covid-19]

 

TITLE
LABEL
SERIAL
DATE

MISC NOTE:

LOCATION: Seattle
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - B promo label. White background. Black top-hatted logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE. No distribution wording. Address: P.O. Box 582 Tacoma 1, Wash. on two lines bottom center of label.

1RA.) A - B  retail label. Red background. Black, top-hatted logo, numerals and  lettering. No distribution wording. Address: P.O. Box 682 Tacoma 1, Wash. on two lines bottom center of label.

"The Witch" Album Reissues:
Disc one, track #12 on Wild And Wooly: The Northwest Rock Collection (Experience Music Project EMPCD 001) compilation CD. 2000

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - ET - 11 - A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - ET - 11 - B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Penniman - Collins
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Venice Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE matrix: 45 - ET - 11 - 2
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ET - 11 - A - 2 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE matrix:
B-SIDE matrix: 45 - ET - 11 - B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Penniman, Collins
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Venice Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Released February, 1965. This is the third iteration of Etiquette #11. The original song-pairing released in October 1964 featured Little Richard's "Keep A' Knock'in'" as the B-side.  As "The Witch" became a big radio hit on Seattle's KJR radio, the band returned to the studio, recorded an original tune, "Psycho," for a new B-side - so that the label didn't have to pay Little Richard  royalties.  "The Witch" / "Psycho" was rush-released. "The Witch" was recorded by Lyle Thompson at Commercial Productions studio, and "Psycho" was recorded by Kearney Barton.at Audio Recording.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions /  Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson / Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX: ET - 11
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: "THE WITCH"  45 - ET - 11 - A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  J. Rosalee
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: ET - 11
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: "PSYCHO"  ET - 11 - A - 2   (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: J. Rosalee
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

[caption id="attachment_36621" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "The Witch," Canadian release of Etiquette ET-11.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_44874" align="alignleft" width="502"] House of Values. display ad, May 6, 1965.[/caption]

MISC NOTES: "The Hottest Record In Town!"
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:  Gerry Roslie [keyboard, vocals]; Larry Parypa [guitar]; Andy Parypa [bass]; Rob Lind [sax]; Bob Bennett [drums]
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton

 

 

 

 

 

Side A
1. The Witch (G. Roslie)
2. Do You Love Me (B. Gordy, Jr.)
3. Roll Over Beethoven (C. Berry)
4. Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
5. Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek)
6. Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)

Side B
1. Psycho (G. Roslie)
2. Money (J. Bradford - B. Gordy)
3. Walkin The Dog (R. Thomas)
4. Night Time Is The Right Time (Brown - Cadena - Herman)
5. Strychnine (G. Roslie)
6. Good Golly Miss Molly (R. Blackwell - J. Marascalco)

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Issued in mono (LP - 024) and stereo (SLP- 024) formats.

Known Label Designs:
1.) 1st,  "original" design.  . Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.

2.) 2nd design. . Purple label background.  White stylized e and ETIQUETTE  top center of label. Label address arced in white along bottom center of label. All other numerals and letting black.

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:

B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:

2015. Etiquette/Light In The Attic Records issued a three-LP boxed  - THE SONICS 50 - set commemorating fifty years since the band hit the Northwest's radio airwaves. One of the boxed LPs was/is "an exact replica" of the original album and jacket. However, dead wax data on the reproduction is as follows:

ETIQUETTE LP - 024 - 2050 - 1 - A       S - 95549
ETIQUETTE LP - 024 - 2050 - 1 - B       S - 95550

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

Known Label Designs: 
1RA.) A - B retail label. Red background. Black top-hatted logo, numerals and lettering. No distribution wording. Address: 4425 6th Ave. Tacoma, Wash. on two lines bottom center of label below song titles.

1RB.) A - B retail label. Red background. Black top-hatted logo, numerals and lettering. Address: 4425 6th AVE. TACOMA, WASHINGTON on single line center arced along bottom edge of label.*

2RA.)  A - B  retail label.  Purple background. Large, white  stylized "e" logo. centered above spindle hole. White ETIQUETTE centered beneath logo.  Other numerals and lettering in black including except ETIQUETTE RECORDS, INC. TACOMA, WASHINGTON U.S.A. center arced along bottom edge of label in white.*

"Boss Hoss" Album Reissues:
Side one, track #2 on Nuggets Volume 8 The Northwest (Rhino Records RNLP 70032)compilation LP. 1988

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET-16 A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ET 16 A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1RA.) ET - 16  B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1RA.) ET 16  B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

Known Label Designs: 
1PA.) A - B promo label. White background.  Black top-hatted logo, numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE. No distribution wording. Address: P.O. Box 682 Tacoma 1, Wash. on two lines bottom center of label.

1RA.)  A - B retail label. Red background.  Black  top-hatted logo, numerals and lettering. No distribution wording. Address: P.O. Box 682 Tacoma 1, Wash. on two lines bottom center of label.

2RA) A - B retail disc. Purple label background. White stylized e and ETIQUETTE  centered above spindle hole. White ETIQUETTE RECORDS TACOMA, WASH. U.S.A. arced along center bottom of label. All other numerals and lettering black.*

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 18A
1RA.) ET - 18A
2RA.)
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ET - 18 - A (etched)
1RA.) ET - 18 - A (etched)
2RA.)
A-SIDE COMPOSER:  G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc.  (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) ET - 18B
1RA.) ET - 18B
2RA.)
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) ET - 18 - B (etched)
1RA.) ET - 18 - B (etched)
2RA.)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: This is an alternate version of "The Witch" that is different than the original single (which also appeared on the Here Are The Sonics album).

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: This song is one of three by the Sonics that appeared on the Northwest Collection Vol. I album (Etiquette ET-ALB-1028).

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL:
RECORDING STUDIO:
RECORDING ENGINEER:

FORMAT:  disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
2PA.) A - B promo label. White background. 2nd, stylized e  logo centered above spindle hole with ETIQUETTE below. Black  numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL lower left of spindle hole. NOT FOR SALE  lower right of spindle hole. ETIQUETTE RECORDS, INC. TACOMA, WASH center arced along bottom edge of label,

2RA.) A - B retail label. .Purple l background. 2nd design. Large stylized e centered above spindle hole in white. All other numerals and lettering black except ETIQUETTE RECORDS TACOMA, WASH U.S.A. center arced along bottom label edge in white.

"Louie Louie" Album Reissues: 
Side One Track #4 on  The Best Of Louie, Louie (Rhino Records RNEP 605) compilation LP. 1983

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) 23 - A
2RA.) 23 - B
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ET - 23 - A - RE (etched)
2RA.) ET - 23 - A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G.Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet (B.M.I.)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) 23 - B
2RA.) 23 - B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) ET - 23 - B (etched)
2RA.) ET - 23 - B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Berry
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Limax Pub. (B.M.I.)

MISC.:

2RA.) Monarch Records pressing #s: ^59302 / 59302 - X (Sep. - Oct., 1965)

Split 45 rpm disc with Etiquette's two top bands each performing on one side. The Wailers are on the B side.

Known Label Designs: 
2PA.) A - B promotional disc. New label design. White background with black stylized e logo. Black numerals and lettering including PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE*

2RA.) A - B retail label.  Purple background. 2nd  stylized e logo centered above spindle hole. with ETIQUETTE below. Both in white. All other numerals and lettering black except ETIQUETTE RECORDS, INC. TACOMA, WASH. center arced along bottom edge of label in white.

"Don't Believe In Christmas" also appeared as Side 1, Track #3 on Etiquette compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES (ET-ALB-O25) (1965)

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.)
2RA.) 22 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.)
2RA,) 22 - A - RE
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Valet Pub. Inc. (B.M.I.)

MISC NOTES: Album  issued in mono (LP 027) and  stereo (LPS 027) formats.

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Known Label Designs:
1R) 1st design. Red label background. Black logo, numerals and lettering.
2R.) 2nd design. Purple label background. White, stylized e and ETIQUETTE top center of label. ETIQUETTE RECORDS INC. TACOMA WASH U.S.A.  arced along bottom center of label. All other numerals and lettering black.

2015. Album with 2nd design purple label re-issued by Etiquette/Light In The Attic records as part of three LP SONICS 50 box-set. To the naked eye, album and jacket are same as the originals.

Etched dead wax data on the reissue album as follows:
ETIQUETTE LP - 027 - 2050 - 2 - A    S - 95551
ETIQUETTE LP - 027 - 2050 - 2 -  B   S -  95552

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
B-SIDE COMPOSER:
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

MISC NOTES:

Never issued in 45 rpm format

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 13 RPM
DISC NOTES:

Side 2, Track #1 on compilation lp Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS
GALAXIES

COMPOSER: Words by J. Roslie
PUBLISHER: (Not Listed)

 

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format.

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side 1, Track #3 on  Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES LP

COMPOSER: J. Roslie
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub., Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format. Song based on the holiday standard, "Jiungle Bells."

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Bob Bennett (vocals / drums);
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: Side 1, Track #6 on Merry Christmas From The SONICS The WAILERS The GALAXIES compilation LP.

COMPOSER: J. Pierpont

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format. Side 1, Track #1 on Merry Christmas From The SONICS WAILERS GALAXIES compilation LP.

LOCATION: Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Wiley / Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES

COMPOSER: Jerry Roslie
PUBLISHER: Valet Pub., Inc. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Issued in mono (JRL- 7007) and stereo (JRLS -7007) formats.

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE:

  • "The Witch"
  • "You've Got Your Head On Backwards"
  • "I'm A Man"
  • "On The Road Again"
  • "Psycho"

B-SIDE:

  • "Love Lights"
  • "I'm Going Home"
  • "High Time"
  • "I'm A Rolling Stone"
  • "Like No Other Man"
  • "Maintaining My Cool"

A-SIDE MATRIX:
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
A-SIDE COMPOSER:
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B-SIDE MATRIX:
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B-SIDE PUBLISHER:

sonics-st-7-22-66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISC NOTES: "Love Lights" has been found on a plain white-labeled test pressing 45 backed with "Like No Other Man" (^62127 / ^62127 - X Jun. - Jul., 1966)

Known Label Designs: 
2PA.)  A - B promo label.  Whiltebackground. Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN. Other numerals and letting black. PROMOTIONAL COPY  NOT FOR SALE - DISTRIBUTED BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORD, INC. MADE IN U.S.A.
2PB.) A - B promo label. Teal Blue background.Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN  in white swath above spindle hole. Numerals and lettering black PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE* DISTRIBUTED BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORDS, INC. MADE IN U.S.A. in white
2RA. )A - B retail label.Teal blue background. Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN  in white box above spindle hole. Numerals and lettering black except: DISTRIBUTED BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORDS, INC. MADE IN U.S.A. in white

"You Got Your Head On Backwards" Album Reissues: 
Side Two, Track #1 on The History Of Northwest Rock Volume II (The Great Northwest Music Company GNW 4008) compilation LP. 1978

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) AMP 45 - 237 - RE - 1
2PB.)
2RA.) 45 - JD - 237 - RE - 1
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) JD - 237 (etched)
2PB.)
2RA.) JD - 237 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA.) AMP - 45 - 245
2PB.)
2RA.) 45 - JD - 245
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA.) JD - 245 (etched)
2PB.)
2RA.) JD - 245 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Monarch Records pressing #s: ^62127 - X (Jun. - Jul., 1966) / ^64021 (Nov. - Dec., 1966)

LOCATIOn:
RECORDING
PERSONNEL:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA) AMP 45 - 238 - RE
2PB.)
2RA 45 - JD - 238 - RE
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA) JD - 238 - Re 9 (etched)
2PB.)
2RA) JD - 238 - RE
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (bMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA) AMP 45 - 252
2PB.)
2RA) 45 - JD - 252
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE
2PA) JD - 252 (etched)
2PB.)
2RA) JD - 252 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publishing Co. (BMI)

"Like No Other Man" Album Reissues:
Side One, track #2 on Battle Of The Bands (Panorama LP - 103) compilation LP. 1968

Side One, track #1 on History Northwest Rock Volume IV (GNW 4010) compilation LP. 1982

Side one, track #1 on  Flash & Crash (Beat Rocket Records BR-128).compilation LP. 2002

Track #1 on History of Northwest Rock Vol. 4 Battle Of The Bands (Jerden JRCD 7071) compilation CD. 2006

Known Label Designs: 
2PA.) A - B promo label. White background. Black numerals and lettering. Promotional Copy  Not For Sale, Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN

2PB.) A - B promo label. Teal blue background. Black numerals and lettering. PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE* DISTRIBUTED BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORD, INC. MADE IN U.S.A. in white

2RA.) A - B  retail label. Blue background. Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN  in white box above spindle hole. Black numerals and lettering except distribution information center arced along bottom edge of label in white.

MISC NOTES:

LOCATION:
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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

"Maintaining My Cool" Album Reissues:
Side 1, Track #2 Flash & Crash Beat (Rocket Records BR-128 ) compilation LP. 2000

Track #22 on The History Of Northwest Rock Vol. 4 Battle Of The Bands (Jerden JRCD 7071) compilation CD. 2006

 

Known Label Designs: 
2PA.) A - B promo label. White background. Black numerals and lettering PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE Distributed by ABC-Paramount Records, Inc.

2PB.) A - B promo label. Teal blue background. Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN in white swath above spindle hole. Black numerals and lettering including PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE* DISTRIBUTED BY ABC-PARAMOUNT RECORD, INC.  in white

2RA.) A - B retail label. Teal blue . Greenish JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN JERDEN in white swath  above spindle hold on white background. Black numerals and lettering. Distributed by ABC-Paramount Records, Inc. in white

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA) AMP 45 - JD - 253
2PB.
2RA) 45 - JD - 253
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA)  JD - 253 (etched)
2PB.)
2RA) JD - 253 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
2PA) AMP 45 - JD - 254
2PB.)
2RA) 45 - JD - 254
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
2PA) JD - 254
2PB.)
2RA) JD - 254
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Regional release. Later issued nationally on Uni Records (#55039)

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:

"Any Way The Wind Blows" Album Reissues: 
Side One, Track #4 The History Of Northwest Rock Volume II (The Great Northwest Music Co. GNW 4008)compilation LP. 1978

A-SIDE MATRIX: 45-PIC-17
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: Pic - 17 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: [not listed! Frank Zappa]
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 45-PIC-18
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: Pic - 18 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES:

1RB.) Monarch Records pressing #s: ^69145 / ^65149 - X (Nov. - Dec., 1967)

National release of Piccadilly #244

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES:*

Vocal / Vocal

Known Label Designs:
1PA.) A - A  promo label. Yellow background. Multi-colored swirls. UNi in green top right of spindle hole. Label affiliation and address center arced along bottom edge of label in green.  Other numerals and lettering black. PROMOTION COPY NOT FOR SALE. Small font  " Any Way The Wind Blows" on single line.

1PB.) A - A promo label. Large font *

1RA.) A - B retail. Small font,*

1RB.) A - B retail label. Yellow background. Multi-colored swirls. UNi in green top right of spindle hole. Label affiliation and address center arced along bottom edge of label in green. Other numerals and lettering black. Large font "Any Way The Wind Blows" on two lines.

Album Reissues:
1978. "Any Way The Wind Blows" Side One, Track #4  The History Of Northwest Rock Volume II (The Great Northwest Music Company GNW 4008)

A-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) .083
1PB.)
1RA.)
1RB.) .083
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) 083 - T - 1 (etched)
1PB.)
1RA.)
1RB.) 083 - T5 (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: F. Zappa
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Frank Zappa Music Co. (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX:
1PA.) .083
1PB.)
1RA.)
1RB.) .083
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE:
1PA.) 083 - T - 1 (etched)
1PB.)
1RA.)
1PB.) 084 - T5 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

MISC NOTES: Never issued in 45 rpm format. Originally released on Jerden LP - 7007 Introducing The Sonics Featuring The Witch And Psycho (1966).

"High Time" Album Reissues:
1.) 1981.The History Of Northwest Rock Volume III Side A, Track #6 (The Great Northwest Music Co., GNW-4009)

2.) 2000. Knock You Flat "The Northwest Battle Of The Bands Volume 2 " (Beat Rocket Records BR 129)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES: #LP-108

COMPOSER: G. Roslie - A. Parypa
PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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Both songs also released on Piccadilly #255

2RA.) Monarch Records pressing #s: ^74236 (Dec., 1968 - Jan., 1969) / ^74292 (Dec., 1068 - Jan., 1969)

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SPEED: 45 rpm
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Featuring JIM BRADY

A-SIDE MATRIX:
2RA.) 45 - PIC - 39 - RE - 1
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2RA.) PIC - 39 - RE (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Not Listed
A-SIDE PUBLISHER:  Not Listed  (BMI)

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2RA.) 45 - PIC - 40
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2RA.) PIC - 40 (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: H. Scales - A. Vance
B-SIDE PUBLISHER:East - Lennie LeCour (BMI)

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Both songs also released on Jerden  (#909)

1RA.) Monarch Records pressing #s: ^74236 / ^74219 (Dec., 1968 - Jan., 1969)

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Known Label Designs:
1RA.) A - B retail label. Red background. Black accent lines, numerals and lettering.

Dist. by Jerden Music Inc.

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1RA.) 45 - PIC - 39
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1RA.) Pic - 39 (etched)
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Harvey Scales - Albert Vance
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: East-Lennie LaCour (BMI)

MISC NOTES: This 1973 album was compiled by Mark Shipper who also penned the liner notes. It was released at a time when two of the founders -- Buck Ormsby and Kent Morrill -- of the moribund Etiquette Records label were not seeing eye-to-eye regarding the current status and future of their old company. The Sonics' original Etiquette recordings had basically been out-of-print and unavailable for a half-decade, and the old Master Tapes were scattered and unaccounted for. It is thought that Shipper came to terms with Morrill regarding this album -- but they used new tape recordings of vintage vinyl pressings to produce this. Hence some needle-drop noises between songs. The name of Shipper's label -- BuckShot -- was also seen as a slight jab at Buck due to his reticence to cooperate with the project. In hindsight, the release of Explosives can be seen as the first step in a revival of outside interest in the Sonics. All songs previously issued on Etiquette Records

Side One
1. He's Waitin' (G. Roslie)
2. Strychnine (G. Roslie)
3. Cinderella (G. Roslie)
4. Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)
5. Dirty Robber (K. Morrill - J. Greek)
6. The Witch (G. Roslie)

Side Two
1. Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
2. Louie, Louie (R. Berry)
3. Money (J. Bradford - B. Gordy)
4. Psycho (G. Roslie)
5. Shot Down (G. Roslie)
6. Keep A Knockin' (Penniman - Collins)

LOCATION: Seattle, WA / Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording, Inc. / Wiley - Griffith Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton / Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: U 3701  BSP 001 - 1
B-SIDE MATRIX: U 3702  BSP 001 - 2

MISC NOTES: "NORTHWEST CLASSICS SERIES" This is the only known example of this series.

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A-SIDE MATRIX: 45 - BUR - 106 - A
A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - BUR - 106 - A (etched)
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Richard Penniman
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Venice Music (BMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: 45 - BUR - 106 - B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: 45 - BUR - 106 - B (etched)
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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Side A
1. Like No Other Man (Roslie)
2. I'm Right (Roslie)
3. I'll Always Love Her (Roslie)
4. Only She Would Do
5. Diddy Wa Diddy (Gillespie)

Side B
1. On The Road Again (Sebastian)
2, I'm Going Home (Roslie/Parypa)
3. Once Again (Roslie/Parypa)
4. Only She Would Do (Roslie)
5. I'll Stay With You (Patterson/Dommon)

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A-SIDE MATRIX: FA - 7779 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: FA - 7779 - B
B-SIDE STAMPER CODe" FA - 7779 - B

MISC NOTES:

Song lyrics on inner record sleeve

"Tallahassee Lassie" was never released by The SONICS in 45 rpm format. It did, however, appear as a track on the 1980 album Sinderella (Bomp #4011)

LOCATION: Bothell, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Gerry Roslie [keyboards, vocals]; Michael Gone [rhythm guitar]; George Grove [bass, percussion]; Bill (Ian) Shaw [drums, percussion]; James N. Busch [drums]
RECORDING STUDIO: Thunder Oak Audio
RECORDING ENGINEER: Vic Coupez

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

Side 2, track #4 on compilation album Montana Gold

COMPOSER: Slay, Jr. - Crewe/Picariello
PUBLISHER: Conley Music (ASCAP)

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Side One
1. Bama Lama Lu (Richard Penniman
2. Dirty Old Man (G. Roslie)
3. Hanky Panky
4. Good Hard Rock (Ian Whitcomb)
5. Diddy Wah Diddy

Side Two
1. Loveitis (G. Roslie)
2. Lost Love (G. Roslie)
3. Leave My Kitten Alone
4. I'll Always Love Her (G. Roslie)
5. Any Way The Wind Blows

 

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A-SIDE MATRIX: FA - LP - 7719AS - 1A

B-SIDE MATRIX: FA - LP - 7719AS - 1B

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With the exception of Gerry Roslie primary musicians on this lp were from the band INVADERS (See also: INVADERS)

Side 1
1. He's Waitin' (Roslie)
2. Shot Down (Roslie)
3. Tallahassee Lassie (Slay Jr., - Crewe - Picariello)
4. Let Me Pass (Bo Diddley)
5. Leavin' Here (Holland - Dozier - Holland)
6. Boss Hoss (Roslie)

Side Two
1. Up To The Junction (G.F. Wallace)
2. Louie Louie (R. Berry)
3. Sinderella (Roslie)
4. Turn - On - Song (Olason)
5. Open Up Your Door (Nader - Brown - Bloodworth)
6. Pastrami Party (Doug Phillips)

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA / Bothell, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: (On One Or More Tracks) George Fencil Wallace [guitar, percussion, keyboards, vocals]; Bill (Ian) Shaw [drums, percussion, vocals]; Michael Gone [rhythm guitar]; George Crowe [electric bass, percussion]; Gerry Roslie [keyboards, vocals]; James M. Busch [drums, percussion]; Les Clinkingbeard [sax]; Tom Kattica [piano]
RECORDING STUDIO: Gold Star Studios / Thunder Oak Audio
RECORDING ENGINEER: Susan E. Wallace / Vic Coupez

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SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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Album Reissues:
1980. "Tallahassee Lassie" appeared on side two, track #4 of compilation album Montana Gold (Rod Records KM 5782)

A-SIDE MATRIX: BLP - 4011 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: BLP - 4011 - B

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FORMAT: disc
Size: 12"
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DISC NOTES: Side A, Track #7

Originally released on LP Introducing The Sonics Featuring The Witch And Psycho (Jerden Records 7007, 1968); See also Battle Of The Bands Volume 2 Side One, Track #6 (Panorama LP-108, 1968

COMPOSER: G. Roslie - A. Parypa Publisher: Burdette Music Co. (BMI)

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Also issued in compact disc format

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Two album jacket variations issued:
1.) Black with blue photo & graphic accents.
2.) Black with orange photo &  graphic accents.*

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Side Two, Track #4 on compilation lp Nuggets Vol. 8 - The Northwest

COMPOSER: Roslie

MISC NOTES: Two Discs

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MISC NOTES:  "Revised Edition - contains exclusive interview"  - 5 songs, plus interview with Andy Parypa. Liner notes by Peter Blecha.

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DISC NOTES: Serial Number as printed on CD package [ "ETCD 24027-3" ]  makes no sense chronologically, so we have chosen to list it as "024027-3".

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A-SIDE MATRIX: NR - 45 - 066 - A   Welcome to 1979
A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publ. Co. (bMI)

B-SIDE MATRIX: NR - 45 - 066 - B   Welcome to 1979
B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub. co. (BMI)

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: R. Berry
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SIZE: 7"
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
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MISC NOTES: Reissue of l966 Jerden (JRL/JRLS 7007)lp with two additional , previously unreleased, tracks. Also issued in compact disc format.

Side 1

1. The Witch (Gerald W. Roslie)
2. You Got Your Head On Backwards (Gerald W. Roslie - Andy Parypa - Larry         Parypa - Rob Lind)
3. I'm A Man ( E. McDaniel)
4. On The Road Again (J. Sebastion)
5. Pyscho (Gerald W. Roslie)
6. Bama Lama Bama Loo (R. Penniman)
7. Leave My Kitten Alone (W. John - G. McDougal - J. Titus)

Side 2

1. Love Lights (Gerald W. Roslie)
2. I'm Going Home ( Gerald W. Roslie - Larry Parypa)
3. High Time (Gerald W. Roslie - Andy Parypa)
4. I'm A Rolling Stone (Gerald W. Roslie - Larry Parypa - Andy Parypa)
5. Like No Other Man (Gerald W. Roslie)
6. Maintaining My Cool (Gerald W. Roslie)
7. Dirty Old Man ( Gerald W. Roslie)
8. Diddy Wah Diddy ( A. Christersen)

LOCATION:
RECORDING PERSONNEL:Andy Parypa [bass]; Gerry Roslie [organ/piano,vocals];  Rob Lind [sax, vocals]; Larry Parypa [guitar, vocals]; Bob Bennett drums.
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SIZE:12"
SPEED:33 1/3 rpm
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Previously UnreLeased:

Side 1 track 7
Side 2 Track 8

Some discs pressed on translucent green wax

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MISC NOTES: Reissue of vintage Etiquette Records tracks.

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series."

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SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series."

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SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series."

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Side One
1. Cinderella (G. Roslie)
2. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (G. Roslie)
3. Skinny Minnie (Haley - Keefer - Cafra - Gabler)
4. Let The Good Times Roll (Goodman - Lee)
5. Don't You Just Know It (Smith - Vincent)
6.Jenny, Jenny (Johnson - Penniman)
7. The Hustler (G. Roslie)
8. The Witch [alt. take] (G. Roslie)

Side Two
1. He's Waitin' (G. Roslie)
2. Louie, Louie (R. Berry)
3. Since I Fell For You (B. Johnson)
4. Hitch Hike (Stevenson - Paul - Gaye)
5. It's Alright (Andrews)
6. Shot Down (G. Roslie)
7. Psycho [live] (G. Roslie)
8. The Witch [live] (G. Roslie)

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: NW 905 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: NW 905 - B

MISC NOTES: Reissue of Etiquette LP Here Are The Sonics (ET-ALB-024) with four additional tracks:

Side One
7. Keep A Knockin' (Penniman - Collins)
8. Don't Believe In Christmas (G. Roslie)

Side Two
7. Santa Claus (G. Roslie)
8. The Village Idiot

LOCATION: Seattle, WA / Tacoma, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Audio Recording  (1-7) / Wiley - Griffith Studios (1-8, 2-7, 2-8)
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kearney Barton / Bill Wiley

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: NWLP 903A - 1
B-SIDE MATRIX: NWLP 903A - 2

MISC NOTES: Reissue of vintage Etiquette Records tracks.

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SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: From Norton's "Juke Box Series." Flipside by the Wailers.

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FORMAT: compact disc (CD)
DISC NOTES: JRCD 7007 - Track #16 on CD compilation album The History Of Northwest Rock Vol. 2 Garage Gems (1963 - 1967)

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EP title: HOUSE PARTY

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4 song EP

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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Dangel - Ormsby - Morrill / Penniman - Collins
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Size: 7"
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: G. Roslie
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Side A
1. A-rab (B. Perez)
tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I61Hiaf0v0
2. Rumble (F.L. Wray, Sr. - M. Grant)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm4wLZqhcCo
3. Shanghied (R. Dangel - J. Greek)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsiaRHM64yQ
4. Mashed Potato Time (Bateman - Dobbins - Garrett - Gorman - Holland - Mann)
5. Wailin' (R. Dangel - J. Greek)
6. Lucille/Slippin' And Slidin' (Penniman - Collins - Bocage - Smith))
7. Swing Shift (R. Dangel - J. Greek)

Side B
1. Louie, Louie (R. Berry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbkWHCKlJw
2. Sac O' Woe (Adderly)
3. Hey Mrs. Jones (Regan - Miller)
4. In The Open (F. King - S. Thompson)
5. Sonics Dance Ad
6. Wailers House Party (R. Dangel - B. Ormsby - K. Morrill)
7. Keep A - Knockin' (R. Penniman)
8. Think (L. Pauling)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJo1lmeA7Ak
9. Hold It (Scott - Butler)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBHRhS9NYg&list=RDAIBHRhS9NYg#t=96

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Side One Tracks #1 & #3 home recordings - 1961; Side One Track #4 home recording - 1962; Side One Track #5 Clover Park High School dance - 1962; Side One Track #6 & #7, Side Two Track #1 Lake City Teen Club - 1963; Side Two Tracks #3 & #4 Gaslight Teen Club - 1962; Side Two Tracks #5 thru #9 home recordings - 1964
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Side One Track #4 vocal by Marilyn Lodge; Side One Track #6, Side Two Tracks #1 & #6 vocal by Bob Goldberg; Side Two Tracks #7 & #8 vocal by Gerry Roslie

A-SIDE MATRIX: NW 909 - A

B-SIDE MATRIX: NW 909  - B

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Compilation of vintage Etiquette, Jerden, Piccadilly and Uni label recordings.

  1. The Witch
  2. You've Got Your Head On backwards
  3. I'm A Man
  4. On The Road Again
  5. Psycho
  6. Dirty Ol man
  7. I'm Going Home
  8. High Time
  9. I'm A Rolling Stone
  10. Like No Other man
  11. Maintaining My Cool
  12. Bama Lama Lu
  13. Leave My Kitten Alone
  14. Hanky Panky
  15. Diddy Wah Diddy
  16. Anyway The Wind Blows (PT.1)
  17. Anyway The Wind Blows (PT.2)
  18. Lovitis
  19. Always Love Her
  20. Lost Love
  21. Good hard Rock
  22. Once Again
  23. I'll Stay With You
  24. I'm Right
  25. Only She Would Do
  26. Love Lights
  27. Goodbye
  28. Near My Soul
  29. Wake Me, Shake Me
  30. You're In Love

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MISC NOTES: Liner notes by Peter Blecha

Side A
1. Introduction
2. In The Open (King - Thompson)
3. Tall Cool One (Dangel - Greek - Morrill)
4. Goin' Back To Grannyy's (Berry - Potter - Rogers - Berry - Zeufeldt - Fuller)
5. Busy Body (Johnson)
6. Night Train (Forrest)
7. Number X

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1. Introduction
2. Tough Walk (Morrill - Ormsby)
3. Have Love Will Travel (Berry)
4. Oo Poo Pah Doo (Hill)
5. Hitch Hike (Stevenson - Paul - Gaye)
6. Busy Body (Johnson)
7. The Witch (Roslie)
8. KTNT Radio Spot

LOCATION: Live radio broadcasts from The Red Carpet teen club (9/64) and The Tacoma  Sports Arena 911/27/64).
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Gerry Roslie [keyboards, vocal]; Larry Parypa [guitar], Andy Parypa [bass]; Rob Lind [sax]; Bob Bennett [drums

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SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: NW 913 A
B-SIDE MATRIX: NW 913 B

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Label name on disc =  Jerden

Translucent blue wax.
Discs also issued on translucent gold wax.*

A-SIDE MATRIX: S 258 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Fairwest Music (USA)

B-SIDE MATRIX: S 258 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Music & Media Int'l

MISC NOTE:

Reissue of Jerden #810 with photo picture sleeve and red wax.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Label name on disc = Jerden

A-SIDE MATRIX: S 259 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Music & Media Int'l.

B-SIDE MATRIX: S 259 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Fairwest Music (USA)

MISC NOTES:

2012 reissue of Jerden #811.

Label is white background with black lettering "promo" format.

Photo picture sleeve

Gold wax

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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Label name on disc = Jerden

A-SIDE MATRIX:  S 260 - A
A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Music & Media Int'l.

B-SIDE MATRIX: S 260 - B
B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Fairwood Music Inc. (USA)

MISC NOTES:

Band photo picture sleeve

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SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
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MISC NOTES: Produced by Buck Ormsby.

LOCATION: Seattle, WA.
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics
RECORDING STUDIO: Commercial Productions / Audio Recording
RECORDING ENGINEER: Lyle Thompson / Kearney Barton

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: "The Witch" recorded at Commercial. The other two at Audio.

A-SIDE MATRIX: LTDEP 016-A
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A-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie / Richard Berry
A-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Publishing / Campbell Connolly & Co Ltd

B-SIDE MATRIX: LTDEP 016-B
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B-SIDE COMPOSER: Gerald Roslie / Gerald Roslie
B-SIDE PUBLISHER: Valet Pub Co.

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FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 7"
SPEED: 45 rpm
DISC NOTES: Translucent green with black splatter wax

A-SIDE MATRIX: PIRATES PRESS   MRMR - 0714001 - A  118063H/A

MISC NOTES: Three-album boxed set issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Sonics slamming onto the airwaves of the Pacific Northwest. The package included: "Exact replicas of the two classic albums  THE SONICS  made for Etiquette Records in 1965 with remastered mono sound and authentic tip-on sleeve and label art. Here Are The Sonics features, for the first time, the proper reproduction art of its cover image."

!!! Here Are The Sonics !!!
Side 1:
1.) The Witch (G. Roslie)
2.) Do You Love Me (B. Gordy)
3.) Roll Over Beethoven (C. Berry)
4.) Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
5.) Dirty Robber (Morrill - Greek)
6.) Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)

Side 2:
1.) Psycho (G. Roslie)
2.) Money (J. Bradford - B. Gordy)
3.) Walkin' The Dog (R. Thomas)
4.) Night Time Is The Right Time (Brown - Cadena - Herman)
5. ) Strychnine (G. Roslie)
6.) Good Golly Miss Molly (R. Blackwell -  J. Marascalco)

The Sonics Boom
Side 1
1.) Cinderella (G. Roslie)
2.) Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (G. Roslie)
3.) Skinny Minny
4.) Let The Goodtimes Roll (Leonard Lee)
5.) Don't You Just Know It (Smith - Vincent)
6.) Jenny Jenny (E. Johnson - R. Penniman)

Side 2
1.) He's Waitin' (G. Roslie)
2.) Louie Louie (B. Berry)
3.) Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson)
4.) Hitch Hike (Stevenson - Paul - Gove)
5.) It's Allright
6.) Shot Down (G. Roslie)

VOLUME THREE:*
"Ten track collection of vintage SONICS  rarities packaged in a period-style tip-on sleeve. Contains alternate versions, non-LP singles sides and live tracks, plus the band's contributions to the 1965 Etiquette album Merry Christmas"

Side 1
1.) The Witch [alternate take] (Gerald Roslie)
2.) Keep A Knockin' (Richard Penniman)
3.) The Hustler (Gerald Roslie)
4.) Psycho [Live] (Gerald Roslie)
5.) The Witch [Live] (Gerald Roslie]

Side 2
1.) Santa Claus (Gerald Roslie)
2.) It's Christmas aka On Broadway (Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller - Barry Mann - Cynthia Weil)
3.) Don't Believe In Christmas (Gerald Roslie)
4.) The Village Idiot aka Jingle Bells (James Pierpoint)
5.) The Witch [Switchblade Version] (Gerald Roslie)

*Disc has Audio Recording label, but Etiquette number: (LP-2050-3)

OTHER PACKAGE ITEMS: 

36 PAGE BOOKLET:
Fully illustrated LP - sized booklet featuring a brand new 5,000 word oral history of THE SONICS, as told by all five original members and Etiquette founder Buck Ormsby

RARE & UNSEEN PHOTOS:
Over two dozen iconographic images drawn from the archives of photographer Jini Dellaccio, including many previously unpublished shots, along with further illustrations and memorabilia from the Etiquette era.

18" x 24" FULL COLOR POSTER & DOWNLOAD CARD

FORMAT: disc
SIZE:12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

For additional album data see original Etiquette LP listings (ET #s 024 & 027) and Audio Recording LP listing (# ETIQUETTE LP - 2050 - 3) for Volume - 3.

#ETTIBUETTE - 2050 - 3
2015

MISC NOTES:

One disc in a three-lp boxed set commemorating fifty years since The Sonics hit the northwest airwaves. (Etiquette LP - 2050)

Side One
1.) The Witch [Alternate Take] (Gerald Roslie)
2.) Keep A Knockin' (R. Penniman)
3.) The Hustler (Gerald Roslie)
4.) Psycho [Live] (Gerald Roslie)
5.) The Witch [Live] (Gerald Roslie)

Side Two
1.) Santa Claus (Gerald Roslie)
2.)  It's Christmas aka On Broadway (Jerry Leiber - Mike Stoller - Barry Mann - Cynthia  Weil)
3.) Don't Believe In Christmas (Gerald Roslie)
4.) The Village Idiot aka Jingle Bells (James Pierpont)
5.) The Witch [Switchblade Version] (Gerald Roslie

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SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ETIQUETTE LP - 2050 - 3 - A       S  - 95553 (etched wax)

B-SIDE STAMPER CODE: ETIQUETTE LP - 2050  - 3 - B      S - 95554 (etched wax)

#RVUSA - 001
2015-03-31

MISC NOTES: Also issued in CD format.  (RVUSA - 001)

Side A
1. I Don't Need No Doctor (Arnistead - Ashford  - Simson)
2. Be A Woman (Dave Faulkner)
3. Bad Betty (Rob Lind - Jim Davies)
4. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover (Willie Dixon)
5. The Hard Way (Ray Davies)
6. Sugaree (Marty Robbins)

Side B
1. Leaving Here (Dozier - Holland - Dozier)
2. Look At Little Sister (Hank Ballard)
3. I Got Your Number (Bob Halligan, Jr.)
4. Livin' In Chaos (Freddie Dennis - The Sonics)
5. Save The Planet (Jerry Roslie)
6. Spend The Night (Rob Lind)

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: Jerry Roslie [lead vocals, piano, keyboards]; Larry Parypa [guitar, vocals]; Rob Lind [saxophone, harp, vocals]; Freddie Dennis [bass, lead vocals]; Dusty Watson [drums, vocals]

Additional: Jim Davies [harp (B - 1)]; Jim Diamond [additional keys, piano]

RECORDING STUDIO: Soundhouse Studios
RECORDING ENGINEER:  Jim Diamond

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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A-SIDE MATRIX: Boom #1 A  23572.1 (2)

B-SIDE MATRIX: Boom #1 B  23572.2 (2)

MISC NOTES:

Side 1
1. Cinderella (G. Roslie)
2. Money (Gordy - Robinson)
3. Boss Hoss (G. Roslie)
4. Keep A Knockin' (R. Penniman)
5. You've Got Your Head On Backwards (G. Roslie)
6. Bad Betty (R. Lind - J. Davies)
7. Louie Louie (R. Berry)

Side 2
1. He's Waitin' (G. Roslie)
2. Have Love Will Travel (R. Berry)
3. Leaving Here (Holland - Holland - Dozier)
4. The Hard Way (Ray Davies)
5. Psycho (G. Roslie)
6. The Witch (G. Roslie)
7. I Don't Need No Doctor (Armistead - Ashford - Simpson)

LOCATION: Seattle, WA
RECORDING PERSONNEL: The Sonics plus guests: Andy Parypa, Ben Shepherd, Big Kahuna, Chris Ballew, Eddie Vetter, Jason Kertson, Matt Lukin, Mark Pickerel, Ron Moody, Van Connor
RECORDING STUDIO: Recorded live at Easy Street Records 4/18/15 for KEXP radio.
RECORDING ENGINEER: Kevin Skuggs / Jackson Long

FORMAT: disc
SIZE: 12"
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
DISC NOTES:

A-SIDE MATRIX: RV USA 002 A

B-SIDE MATRIX: RV USA 002 B

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