NDN Records proudly presents:
Artist: Sonny Vincent
Cat. No.: NDN 23
Format: 7" EP
Tracks: 1) Resistor, 2) Bringing The Psycho Back Home, 3) Afterburner
Other: Yellow vinyl, 1st 100 copies come with free folded photo insert
JOEY RAMONE: I AM A FAN!
"His music - urgent, raw and wild. A great songwriter with something to say. I am a fan!
(Joey Ramone, The Ramones)
Sonny Vincent (vocalist, guitarist, songwriter) has come a long way since starting his circle in
1976 with "Testors", a seminal New York City punk band. Back then Sonny was performing at local
venues like CBGB's and Max's Kansas City but, in sharp contrast to so many of the other more
trendy NY bands at the time, the Testors ended up remaining a well-known secret. Perhaps this was
caused by Sonny Vincent's inability to fit in on the oh-so-arty New York scene with his
straightforward guitar-based punk rock and plainspoken lyrics.
In the years since then, Sonny has fronted a host of groups incl. Shotgun Rationale, Model
Prisoner, the Dons and a whole slew of other bands as Sonny Vincent & something or the other
(e.g. His Rat Race Choir, The Guevaras, The Extreme, etc.). Artists Sonny has worked with in
these bands include Captain Sensible (Damned), Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Ron & Scott Asheton
(Iggy & The Stooges), Bob Stinson (Replacements), and Moe Tucker (Velvet Underground) to name a
Lately, though, the man has come full circle and is performing and releasing his music simply as
Sonny Vincent. Sonny's guitar is as loud as ever, his vocals are as gutsy as ever, his music is
as relevant as ever. This single, his latest effort, is plenty proof that Sonny Vincent still
stands for high energy, high octane, kick ass, unpolished, honest, and loud as hell punk rock ‘n'
roll like it was meant to be played. That's all this record is and all it sets out to be.
Sonny: Vocals & Guitar
Reviews of Sonny Vincent's "Resistor" 7" EP (NDN 23):
"After almost 25 years this guy is still kicking out quality music. Furious punk and roll
that will more than likely knock your socks off. Faster paced, lots of guitar and just delivered
like he's going for the knockout punch. This thing fucking rocks. With a song titled "Bringing
The Psycho Back Home", you know you're in for something good." (Maximumrocknroll #209, October
"Guitar overdrive mayhem garage rock experimentation. Brings to mind Death Valley Sonic Youth,
but without so much Sonic Youth. Like maybe in the same arena as Rudolph Grey, but there's an
angry voice through the mix making me think of some hot rod punks out for the night. It's very
grease stained, but also carrying something fuzzed and swirled through the noise. A darker
version of Thee Hypnotics, a lighter shade of noise. It's full blown revolution Detroit distorted
style on the other side of the single, and it drives, drives... drives." (INK 19, Fall 2000)
"Holy Shit! I'd heard this guy's name before but had never actually heard him. This cult hero
of the late 70s New York scene lays down several tracks of fast, crude punk that suggest metal
crossover via Motorhead more than the Clash. Three songs with guitar tones that could peel paint,
gruff vocals, and a hint of what this genre can be when done right. The down side is there are
only three songs here. However, even with that, it's still killer." (The Trouble With
Normal #48, 2000)
"Sonny Vincent (NDN 23) - a guy that was playing at Max's Kansas City in ‘76 and now revels
in raw distorted chainsaw rock ‘n' roll with a great in yer face feel. All 3 tracks feature
amazing guitar playing with cool solos - real mind blowers. He's worked with many famous names
and I can see why." (Here Be Monsters #21, September 2000)
"Three new songs by this grizzled veteran. Sonny's three piece lineup kicks out the vintage
punk jams here. Sizzlin' guitar and a raw sound with more than a hint of Detroit, adding a dose
of speed for "Resistor" and "Bringing The Psycho Back Home". Sonny plays a mean guitar too."
(Suburban Voice #44, 2000)
"High-speed rock that takes as much from Jon Spencer as it does from a band like Nashville
Pussy. But this guy can play guitar like a motherfucker. He's got the style, he's got the sound,
he's got the flash... Dirty, energetic and fucking fast. This guy makes a lot of those punk dudes
look like friggin' dorks!!!!!" (Caustic Truths #76, November/December 2000)
"This guy was playing punk when ½ of you guys were still shitting your pants. Well Sonny
Vincent is truly old school with a str8 up ‘77 NYC punk feel, and his new 7" is fueled by wild
edge punk rock n roll with turbo screaming guitars that echoes out hints of the Dead Boys, Iggy
destroy it all, added with a Jon Spencer Blues X rock n roll feel. Added to the Cramps sickness
with the 90's craziness of the Candy Snatchers and the speed of Zeke. Just mega cool stuff that's
like rock n roll heroin to a music junkie." (Toxic Flyer #31, 2000)
Click here to listen to "Resistor" off "Resistor"
Watch out for other Sonny Vincent releases on NDN Records!
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