Vincent, Sonny – Primitive 1969-76 Diamond Distance & Liquid Fury – New LP
Mr. Vincent age 17 to age 25, from early beginnings with the band Distance (1969 - 1971); Fury (1972); Liquid Diamonds (1973-1974); and Testors (1976).
"'Sonny Vincent is a true punk pioneer, we all know that already. But did you know how deep this man's well of punk madness really goes?' Well, I guess it’s taken seven long years since we made that statement, but luckily, here we are with a full LP’s worth of those recordings we’d wondered about, providing a pivotal glimpse into one of NYC’s most shadowy figures of the underground. It’s almost incredulous that his rock’n roll lineage goes back this far, with his first recording made while home on leave from the Vietnam War, and yet he was still a part of the first wave of '70s Punk. If you remember the FURY 7” we released, along with THIS massive interview, it was apparent that there was more to dig up, and luckily our engineer was able to shine up these riveting primitive proto-punk monsters into reality. Distance were in a primordial heavy psych state on their earliest recording here from 1969, but the VOICE that you know so well is already in place, and cuts through the foggy throb like a knife’s edge. Distance was Sonny’s first active band, and were known to have opened for The Dogs & Suicide in 1973, as per the two incredible handmade flyers included on the back cover, and as the liner notes can attest, provided a real-life slice of shock-rock insanity.”