Boom – the Sonics’ second album, originally released in 1966 on Etiquette Records in wonderful mono. Boom still does much more than merely deliver on the promise of the first album, Here Are The Sonics!. Few records have ever packed as much of a musical punch from start to finish. Even more so than their first LP, it offers a representation of what the Sonics must have sounded like at the peak of their considerable powers. Recorded in the most glorious no-fi you could ever wish for and with anthemic originals like Cinderella and He’s Waiting vying for your attention with what is possibly the most violent version of Louie Louie that there will ever be, Boom is an album that has always justified the esteem in which it is held by collectors around the globe. All the modern bumph like barcodes and whatnot is on a disposable sticker, leaving your copy of Boom as original as possible.