When Sonny Vincent led the first-wave New York punk band The Testors, he was a juvenile delinquent between reform school stints, fronting a volatile crew. A great though under-heralded addition to the CBGB crowd, The Testors flamed out in 1980. Vincent journeyed on, leading various outfits and attracting notable collaborators including The Replacements' Bob Stinson, The Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker and Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome. Over subsequent decades, the persistent and prolific Vincent never mellowed; his now classic-sounding punk maintains all its caustic bite and infectious swagger. MSRP opens.
—Bryan C. Reed