The Sonics

Fifty

Etiquette LP 2050
Release Notes
  • Limited edition available for Black Friday only
  • Deluxe all ‘tip-on’ box set with 3 LPs, book, folded 18”x24” poster, and download card
  • 36 page LP-sized book featuring 5,000 word oral history of The Sonics, as told by all five original members and Etiquette founder Buck Ormsby.
  • Includes exact replicas of “Here Are The Sonics” and “Boom!” albums with “Volume 3”, a ten-track collection of Sonics rarities.
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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 group’s savage, visceral recorded legacy remains a benchmark in communicating the power of basic rock, and since reuniting in 2008, The Sonics have brought their pounding, uncompromising brand of garage rock to all corners of the globe.

In celebration of The Sonics’ half-century as a recording act, we are proud to present this limited edition vinyl box set of their complete and essential Etiquette Records catalog. 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features a brand new oral history by all five original Sonics members and is illustrated with over two dozen previously unpublished images from the archives of famed photographer Jini Dellaccio.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.