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The Sonics

Might The Sonics Be the Great American Rock Band?

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.