Summer 1976; New York City; also known as the Summer of Sam, a young native known as Sonny Vincent forms a punk outfit called the Testors and the beginnings of a legend are born. For the next five years, Sonny Vincent and the Testors cut their teeth in the short lived, but memorable punk rock scene of New York playing with the likes of Mink DeVille, The Cramps, Dead Boys, The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Suicide, Richard Hell and too many more to name. Sonny and the Testors are hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the most influential bands to come from the East Coast.
Cut to 2002, Sonny completes "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" for Acetate Records. Recorded in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and London Sonny is backed by the rhythm section of Scott Asheton (Stooges) and Captain Sensible (The Damned) on what he refers to as his "guitar slingers" album. The 14 song tour de force features performances by Brian James (The Damned / Lords of the New Church), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Scott Morgan (Sonic Rendezvous), Richard Lloyd (Television), Ivan Julian and Bob Quine (Richard Hell and the Voidoids), Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers w/ Johnny Thunders), Cliff Roman (The Weirdos), Javier Excavedo (The Zeros), Bob "Derwood" Andrews (Generation X) as well as newcomers Jimmy James (The Hangmen), Tony Fate (The Bellrays) and Dave James (The SuperBees).