A massively influential garage rock band from Tacoma, WA, The Sonics' aggressive, speedy take on rock n roll and R&B established their legacy as the most "punk band" of the ‘60s and inspired everyone from Bruce Springsteen to the Fall. Long before they delivered the full blown crunch of "The Witch" and "Psycho," the Sonics were cutting their teeth in Tacoma teen clubs. These crude 1961-64 sides were taped live at dances and at home, firmly displaying the heavy influence of their primo idols the Wailers. The collection even includes an ultra primitive "A-Rab," the group's very first recording. These tapes were uncovered in a Tacoma attic and made their first appearance ever circa 2001. Comes complete with liner notes from Sonics founder/guitarist Larry Parypa!