Big Neck (2015)
I'll admit that I was surprised to get this 7" in the mail from Big Neck records. I hadn't ever received anything from them before, plus this 7" came out back in 2015, so it's not a new release of theirs. That being said, I certainly do not put an expiration date on tunes and I'm always happy to write up something about a good record that has been sent my way.
On the A side, Sonny Vincent & Spite serve up "Mary Ann." It's a mid tempo, really catchy power pop number that honestly kind of caught me by surprise. I'm used to Sonny being a little bit gruffer than this, but "Mary Ann" sounds straight out of something from the poppier side of The Sultans. It's probably one of my favorite things I've heard from Sonny Vincent.
On the B side we go back to the snarl and punk rock that I more associate with Sonny Vincent. "Inflection" is slower, but it has a nasty thump to it. It's the kind of song that just growls in your face, daring you to mess with it. There's also some nice, pissed off sounding saxophone to really bring things home. I guess I should probably mention there are some other punk rock luminaries playing on this record with Sonny including folks from The Damned, Sex Pistols and Stooges. For me, it's really Sonny Vincent who shines on this 7" and even just for "Mary Ann," it's worth picking up.
Sonny Vincent & Spite - Mary Ann 7":