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Loitered Lens : The Sonics

Every number was another thick layer of royal icing on the garage cake

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

‘Every number was another thick layer of royal icing on the garage cake and just when you thought things had formed into beautiful stiff peaks, something like ‘Boss Hoss’ would whip you up even further and take you to a swirling hypnotic extra dimension’

– Carl Byron Batson gets culinary describing The Sonics’ rare London gig at Koko earlier this month. Luckily, he didn’t get sugar on his lens. Photos:

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

Glen Matlock introducing The Sonics by Carl Byron Batson

All photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without prior permission.
Final shot shows Glen Matlock introducing The Sonics

One Reply to “Loitered Lens : The Sonics”

  1. Avatar JJ Gross says:

    The Sonics. Only the greatest garage punk bank of all time! I played in a band back in 1985/86, The Pychophonics (maybe you saw us play at CBGB’s). We covered “Boss Hoss” “Psycho” and “The Witch.” Of course, our versions were not even in the same league as The Sonics.

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