Of the often debated argument of who the first real Punk band was, the Sonics often receive a lot of votes in that department. At their roots they were a Garage band, but even for that raw genre, the Sonics took that to an even more primitive level. They were loud and brash and stood out from what was already an abrasive pack. They had a posture and a swagger that put others to shame. It can be debated as to whether the Sonics were the first Punk band, but it can’t be ignored that this commercially unsuccessful made a lasting impression on many who would become superstars.