Sonny Vincent needs no introduction to fans of the New York punk rock scene. A vital part of the 1970’s New York scene when performing with his band the Testors, plus add to that a career in music that covers nearly five decades. He has recorded over twenty albums under his own name (plus the rest) but unfairly still remains a cult figure in rock and roll to this day.
Sonny recorded several albums and toured with such notables as Maureen Tucker of the Velvet Underground for nearly a decade, plus other heavyweights such as Scott Asheton from The Stooges. He celebrates 70 years of age this year and shows no sign of letting up or, God forbid, retiring. So, without further ado, let us get on and introduce The Limit and talk about this raw and exciting new album, Caveman Logic and like the single Black Sea released in January it doesn’t disappoint.
Bobby Liebling on vocals (Pentagram main man and inspiration for generations of heavy rock and doom fans), the aforementioned Sonny Vincent on guitar, and on bass Jimmy Recca, ex member of The Stooges and Ron Asheton’s New Order. Joining these three are Hugo Conim on guitar and Joao Pedro Ventura from Portuguese band Dawnrider. No pretenders here, only authentic guys with a passion and desire to deliver top class, high energy rock n roll straight from the garage, which they do with a confidence and swagger on every cut.
Twelve tracks of hard hitting, powerful US garage rock with infectious choruses most young bands would kill for is what is delivered here on this new release. If your thing is garage rock from the likes of the New York Dolls, The Stooges and Radio Birdman you will love this. Thankfully, that is where I come from to, so I am appreciative of the quality of songwriting and performance on show from Sonny and the band across all twelve tunes.
Twelve tracks of hard hitting, powerful US garage rock with infectious choruses most young bands would kill for…
Obvious standouts being Black Sea plus the title track Caveman Logic, which should be a contender for the next single if there is one. A soul edge still apparent in both and Sonny’s and Bobby‘s voices after all these years makes this much more than your average rock and roll record. It’s not easy to go where you’ve been before, but if you do, you try to raise the bar, with your performance and songwriting, especially when your output is as impressive as members of this band is.
Hopefully this record will be picked up by worldwide rock radio stations and blasted out of every alternative and college station over the next year because there is a cult audience for this kind of music, it’s not all for the 50-70 aged crew. The web is full of young guys brimming with enthusiasm for their heroes from The Stooges, Radio Birdman, The NY Dolls and their like. Just because the original members are passing over, it in no way diminishes the influence and passion for the real deal, but magnifies it and invites you to give something of yourself to it in return.
The hugely popular The Stooges fan group ‘Stoogaholics’ on Facebook hit 10,000 members recently all enthusing about this new record and welcoming Sonny, wishing him well with this new project and from all age groups. The premise that quality never dies but continues to pick up followers through the years has been proven time and again, and the fact that there is still so much conversation regarding this golden age of music is testament to its influence, authenticity and strength.
Scribed by: Tim Keppie