Punktuation! Magazine

Punk News, Features, Interviews and More!

Legendary NYC rocker Sonny Vincent is back with a new video from his first new solo album in seven years.

Sonny Vincent Punktuation mag

The gutarist who has worked with members of The Damned, Dead Boys, Hüsker Dü, Velvet Underground, Stooges and others, drops video for the single ‘Stick’.

Stick is the second single taken from Snake Pit Therapy, following on from ‘The End Of Light’, released in June.

“This work explores a world that is filled with uncertainty, calamity, disappointment and ugliness while at the same time the piece is mining and searching for excitement and beauty,” says Vincent. “I’m stickin’ with you, baby.”

An ex-Vietnam vet with a track record of more than 50 years as an active musician, Vincent founded pioneering NYC punks Testors, regulars at such fabled hangouts as CBGB and Max’s Kansas City. On top of that, over the years, he’s collaborated with members of The Damned, Dead Boys, Hüsker Dü, Velvet Underground, Stooges, Rocket From The Crypt and more.

Sonny Vincent’s most recent release was the self-titled debut album by punk-metal supergroup The Limit, alongside Bobby Liebling of proto-metal icons Pentagram.

He’s also recently published a memoir, also titled Snake Pit Therapy.

Set for release on 17 September through Svart Records, Snake Pit Therapy is available to pre-order here.

Sonny Vincent’s Discography*
  • 1980 Testors – Time is Mine/Together – 7″ Drive In Music (USA)
  • 1982 Sonny Vincent and The Extreme – SVE – 7″ Flexi-EP
  • 1985 Model Prisoners – Lesson In Life – 7″ – Charm Records (USA)
  • 1989 Shotgun Rationale – Who Do They Think They Are – LP Nomad Communications (UK)/EFA Producer: Maureen Tucker (Velvet Underground)
  • 1991 Shotgun Rationale – s/t – 7″ EP – Dog Meat Records (Australia)
  • 1992 Shotgun Rationale – Beyond Rebellion – CD – D.D.R. Records (Germany)/RTD
  • 1992 Sonny Vincent – Recordings 1979-91 – LP – Vince Lombardy Highschool Records (Germany)/EFA
  • 1993 Shotgun Rationale – Roller Coaster – LP/CD – Vince Lombardy Highschool Records (Germany)/EFA;
  • 1994 The Dons – Gunsmoke – 7″ – Vince Lombardy Highschool Records (Germany)
  • 1994 The Dons – Naked – CD – Voices Music (Germany)
  • 1995 Shotgun Rationale – Cocked – CD – Subway Records (Germany)
  • 1995 Sonny Vincent – Original Punk Rock Recordings, New York, 1976-77 – 10″ – Incognito Records (Germany)
  • 1997 Sonny Vincent – Good Dogs Die Young – CD – Noiseworks Records (Germany)
  • 1997 Sonny Vincent and his Rat Race Choir – Pure Filth – CD – Overdose Records (Switzerland)
  • 1997 Sonny Vincent – 7″ – Flight 13 Records (Germany)
  • 1997 Sonny Vincent – Electric K.O. Live In France – 7″ EP – Nest Of Vipers Records (France)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent – Lucky Seven Inch Record – 7″ EP – Incognito Records (Germany)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent and his Rat Race Choir – Pure Filth – 10″ – Safety Pin Records (Spain)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent – Hard In Detroit – LP – Nest Of Vipers (France)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent – Parallax In Wonderland – CD – empty Records (Germany)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent/Else Admire – Breadless Art – Split 7″ – Incognito Records (Germany)
  • 1998 Sonny Vincent – Songs To Kick Your Ass By – 7″ EP – Nest Of Vipers (France)
  • 2000 Sonny Vincent – Parallax In Wonderland – CD – Devil Doll Records (US release)
  • 2000 Sonny Vincent – Parallax In Wonderland – LP (European vinyl only release) – Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2000 Sonny Vincent – Original Punk Rock Recordings, New York, 1976-77 Part Two, 10″ – Incognito Records (Germany)
  • 2000 Sonny Vincent – Resistor – 7″ – NDN Records (Texas, USA)
  • 2000 Testors featuring Sonny Vincent – New York City Punk Rock 1979 – LP (vinyl) – Rave Up Records (Italy)
  • 2000 Sonny Vincent and The Safety Pins – Power Ride – EP – Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2001 Sonny Vincent – Hell’s Kitchen – CD/LP – Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2003 Sonny Vincent (With Ex-Safety Pins) / STEVIE & THE SECRETS Split 10″ Vinyl Record- Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2003 Sonny Vincent – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – CD/LP – Empty Records (Germany), Munster Records (Spain), Acetate Records (USA)
  • 2003 Testors featuring Sonny Vincent – Complete Recordings 1976-79 – 2CD/doubleLP – Swami Records (USA)
  • 2003 Sonny Vincent/Jimmy Page – A Good Day for Rock/Wailing Sounds – saw-blade shaped 7″- Empty Records (Germany)
  • 2003 Sonny Vincent – My Guitar b/w Funny Now (she blew it) – 7″ – Flapping Jet Records (USA)
  • 2005 Sonny Vincent – Soul Mates – CD – Disturbed/Cargo Records (Germany)
  • 2006 Sonny Vincent – P.I.N.S. – 2CD – NDN Records (USA)
  • 2007 Sonny Vincent – Switchblade Summer – CD – Nest Of Vipers Records (France)
  • 2008 Sonny Vincent – Testors Live – Vinyl LP – Incognito Records (Germany)
  • 2009 Sonny Vincent – Semper Fidelis – LP – Rockin’ Bones Records (Italy) 3-LP set
  • 2009 Sonny Vincent – Semper Fidelis – CD – PukeandvomitRecords (USA)
  • 2009 Sonny Vincent – Sonny Vincent With Members Of Rocket From The Crypt–CD+LP-We Deliver The Guts/Cargo Records(Germany)
  • 2010 Model Prisoners Featuring:Sonny Vincent And Bob Stinson – Cow Milking Music – LP incl CD-Disturbed Records Distro Cargo
  • 2010 Sonny Vincent – Sonny Vincent With Members Of Rocket From The Crypt – Complete Studio Recordings And Exclusive Live Performances–CD-We Deliver The Guts/Cargo Records(Germany)
  • 2010 Testors – Two Sides Of Death – Vinyl 7″ 45 record – Windian Records (USA) *Two exclusive tracks
  • 2011 Testors – Live Recordings 1976-’79 – LP – Yeah Right! (Canada)
  • 2011 Sonny Vincent – Bizarro Hymns – LP and CD package – Still Unbeatable Records (Germany)
  • 2012 Testors – Time Is Mine” “Together” (This) Time Is Mine” – Vinyl 7″ 45 record – Windian Records (USA) *one exclusive bonus track.
  • 2012 Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions – Sonny Vincent and The Bad Reactions – 7″ – tREND iS dEAD! records (USA)
  • 2012 FURY – FLYING “100 Proof” – Vinyl 7″ 45 record – HOZAC Records (USA)
  • 2013 Totally F**ked Vinyl 7″ 45 record – ‘Opps Baby’ records- (USA)
  • 2013 Sonny Vincent James Brown’s Evil Son – Vinyl 7″ 45 BOXED HAND PAINTED – OX Fanzine release/Joachim Hiller(Germany)
  • 2013 Sonny Vincent ULTRAMAFIC – Vinyl LP RECYCLED AND RESTORED VINTAGE COVERS/Handpainted – NB Records/Stefan Lorchner (Germany)
  • 2013 Sonny Vincent – A Testament To The Spirit Of Music – CD and Fanzine – Episode Sounds (Japan)
  • 2014 Sonny Vincent – Cyanide Consomme – VINYL LP and CD – Big Neck Records (USA)
  • 2014 TESTORS/Sonny Vincent – Complete Recordings 1976-1979 – re-release- Double VINYL and Double CD – Alien Snatch Records (Germany)
  • 2014 Sonny Vincent and Spite – Spiteful featuring Rat Scabies, Glen Matlock and Steve Mackay – released on vinyl and CD formats – Ultramafic Records USA and Still Unbeatable Records Germany
  • 2015 Sonny Vincent and Rocket From the Crypt – Vintage Piss – Swami Records (USA)
  • 2020 ‘Diamond Distance & Liquid Fury- Sonny Vincent: Primitive 1969-76- Hozac Records Archival Releases

____________ Below is a listing of the Moe Tucker albums Sonny played guitar on- ________ With Maureen Tucker of the Velvet Underground:

  • 1991 I Spent A Week There The Other Night – LP – New Rose Records (France)
  • 1991 Fired Up – 10 inch single – New Rose (France)
  • 1992 Oh No They’re Recording This Show – Live Album
  • 1994 Dogs Under Stress – LP/CD – Sky/Ichiban Records (USA)

Compilations featuring Sonny Vincent songs:

  • Found In The Subway and People’s Republic Of Rock’n’Roll – Subway Records, Germany
  • Unexpected Flying Objects – Flying Revolverblatt Anniversary 10″, Germany
  • 1998 Moderne Menschen Kaufen Modern – CD – Noiseworks Records / The Orchard
  • 2000 A Fistful of Rock’n’Roll Vol. 6 – CD – Tee Pee Records
  • 2000 Munster Records Goes HiFi – CD – Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2001 Again… This one’s for Johnny – CD – Munster Records (Spain)
  • 2003 Swami Sound System Vol. 1: 2003 Sales Conference – CD – Swami Records (USA)
  • 2005 A Tribute to Mr. Rock -Chuck Berry Tribute Album- ‘Carol’ performed by Sonny Vincent – Vinyl 12″ LP – Bronco Records (Spain)
  • 2005 TODOS SOMOS RAMONES -RAMONES TRIBUTE ALBUM- Sonny performs- ‘I Just Want To Have Something To Do’ -CD- rwyrcds (ARGENTINA)
  • 2007 Greetings From Los Angeles – Eight Years of Acetate Records – CD – Acetate Records (USA)
  • 2007 Sick Of Being Sick Vol. 1 Sonny’s song ‘Aztec Runaway’ Appears on this Vinyl 12″ LP on Primitive Records (Italy)

    Discography Info Wikipedia

Follow Sonny Vincent on Facebook


For more punk news check these out…

Share This Story!
Show More
Please Support Punktuation!...for the price of a coffee!

If you enjoy reading Punktuation! please consider supporting us with a regular donation each month.

Every contribution, however big or small, powers our DIY punk mag and sustains our future.

Donating as little as the cost of a coffee every month will help support independent music journalism.

Thank You!

Punktuation Magazine uses cookies and other data to deliver, maintain, and improve our services. We also have partners that measure how our services are used. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.
I Accept
Privacy Policy