The Sonics – “Strychnine” (1965)

August 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm (Garage Rock)

This legendary Northwestern band of lunatics from Tacoma, WA, put out this great bit of mayhem in 1965, which must have made it seem even more insane, considering the time. Lead singer Greg Roslie was like a demented white version of Little Richard and the band matched him in sheer, unbridled power. They were an influence on many bands to come. They are simply one of the great garage rock bands of all time! 

1 Comment

  1. slightlyhoffbeat said,

    The Sonics – “Strychnine” (1965) — one of the greatest garage band tunes ever. I’ve got a video of it on my YouTube faves. I’ve got it on Rhino Records’ Nuggest, punk from the 60s album.

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