Sonny Vincent & The Bad Reactions - Replica 7" (Trend Is Dead)
Classic Sonny with Josh from Carbonas... mixed by Dave Rahn!
Sonny Vincent has maybe made more great records than anyone other than maybe MOTO, Merle Haggard, and Sun Ra.
Hand-numbered out of 100 copies... some corners little crunched. Rare!
JOKERS & CLOWNS
Sonny Vincent is a survivor of the '77 New York punk scene, the scorching guitarist/singer/songwriter from bands like Testors, Sonny Vincent with Members of Rocket From The Crypt and Model Prisoners. He has fronted two all-star groups of punk & independent musicians: Shotgun Rationale (ex-Dead Boys, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü) and Sonny Vincent and His Rat Race Choir (The Stooges, Dead Boys, The Damned). Sonny also spent 9 years in the studio and on the road with The Velvet Underground's Maureen Tucker, and is a successful solo artist in his own right.
Mr. Vincent has assembled a new posse that was carefully selected from the ranks of young punks that grew up listen- ing to the songs he wrote and recorded. Sonny caught drummer Luis Herrera pounding away on tour for Sorrows; Luis has been on permanent loan ever since. Next was Josh Martin on guitar, whose credits include Carbonas, Ex- Humans, Foster Care and Beat Beat Beat. Josh brought in his friend and fellow band member from Beat Beat Beat/ Ex-Humans, Jon the bass player...thus, Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions was birthed.
During a day off from their smash/bang Stateside tour, Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions wrote and recorded three songs for their debut record. Two fifth-degree burners on the A side: "Replica" kicks things off with a swift kick in the teeth, then "Stare Down" continues an audial assault that doesn't stop until the needle is lifted. Flip the disk over and you'll find a darker, desperate number titled "Jokers And Clowns," which finishes off a bad-assed, violent and foreboding slice of vinyl.
- Sonny Vincent, living legend of the original punk movement, from bands like Testors, Sonny Vincent & The Extreme, The Dons and so many others it would take a two-sheet
- Sonny's handpicked hit squad is rounded out by players from Carbonas, Sorrows, Beat Beat Beat,Ex-Humans and more
- Recorded by Paul Kostabi at Thunderdome Recording Studios (his client list also includes Cults, Jayne County, Willowz, Sylvain Sylvain)
- Mixed by Dave Rahn (Gentleman Jesse, Predator, Carbonas)
- recently completed a four-week US tour; European dates in November/December
- includes download code