As per usual, the mere mention of a band by a friend turned into a fiending preoccupation for the next twenty four hours. This time it was the Sonics. Early into this one, I thought I'd avoid getting pulled in by listening to something else, and that happened to be Rubber Soul. Nope. The juxtaposition was all fucked up. Let me spare you the experiment. You cannot directly segue from the Sonics to Rubber Soul. It doesn't work. It might be possible with one of those nutty cuts on the White Album (The Beatles), but Rubber Soul? No way. It's like some sort of aural joy buzzer.
Here's a handful. Most of you are probably intimately familiar with at least a few of these. This is really for the younger folk. I don't want them to learn about the Sonics out on the street. Not to go parental on you, but would you want your kid to be introduced to the Sonics by some jackass in skinny jeans? I thought not.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
The Sonics - Psycho mp3 at Bag of Songs
The Sonics - Strychnine mp3 at Gimme Tinnitus
The Sonics - The Witch mp3 at Ryan Bossetti (?)
The Sonics - Shot Down mp3 at Net Profit (?)
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel mp3 at Wigh I Were There
The Sonics - Money mp3 at Girl Jukebox
The Sonics - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark mp3 at Ink Mathematics