Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Sonics - Busy Body!!! Live In Tacoma 1964
|There are times on this CD when you can just hear the legendary grit and raw garage edge developing that The Sonics are famous for, but much of this is fairly tame, and there are a number of instrumentals, as was the way of King and Pierce Counties in the early-mid sixties. Busy Body!!! Live In Tacoma 1964 is a fascinating glimpse into the world before "Cinderella" and "Psycho."|
Picks: In The Open, Tall Cool One, Goin' Back To Granny's, Busy Body, Night Train, Tough Walk, Busy Body
Track by Track Review
Blues Rock (Instrumental)
Freddie King's "In The Open" is turned into a thundering club number at the Gaslight Teen Club. It rocks and grooves.
Egads! The Sonics completely rock out on The Wailers' jazzy classic "Tall Cool One!"
Punchy and sax-raw, and a lot more edgy than The Viceroys' original for sure.
Reminiscent of Dave 'Baby' Cortez at times, "Busy Body" is a tuff riff rocker in the purest frat sense. Pretty darn fun!
What a raw, tuff version of "Night Train!" The sax wails, the drums simply pound, and the band rocks out! Wow!
"Number X" is a set ender, designed to take thee band off stage. Very short and punchy!
The Wailers' "Tough Walk" is raspy and piano rocked. It's a spunky frat rocker with a jammin' feel.
The drums really pound as this second set version of "Busy Body" rocks the stage. very tuff!