I found an album of The Sonics early recordings yesterday, a disk full of live performers that the father of the band’s Parypa brothers recorded at their shows in the early 60s. Larry Parypa went through the recordings and selected 20 tracks for This Is…The Savage Young Sonics. These are lo-fi recordings of a juvenile rock band well before its prime, but it is surprising how much fun this collection of mostly instrumentals is. Not that it beats the band’s classic period elpees.
If there are YouTube clips from this record, I couldn’t find them. What I could find is one of the tunes the Sonics cover, Freddy King’s In The Open. I like vocals, the voice as instrument and all that, but I could listen to this all day.