Lord Sonny Sticks it “Right in Your I”

When I see a slick motorcycle dude fronting a rock band compared to Bowie and Lemmy, it’s sure to catch my eye. The question automatically turns from my eyes to my ears, can the music live up to such a visual look and such brilliant comparisons? I have a special connection to Lemmy, specifically, as my wife’s uncle was one of his very closest friends and I’ve been lucky enough to meet and share a Jack Daniels with the rock god! Thus, such comparisons have a strong likelihood to disappoint.

While Lord Sonny seems to look more like Lemmy than he sounds like Lemmy, I was able to hear the influence of both Lemmy and Bowie – though more of the Lemmy influence comes from the psychedelic Hawkwind days, rather than Motorhead. With only one track to work with on my initial impression, I can’t fully decide what I think about Sonny. However, I can immediately note that I enjoy it.

I enjoy it for its nods to psychedelic biker culture. I enjoy it for the fuzzy guitars. I enjoy it for the keyboards. I enjoy it for Sonny’s unique look and his unique vocals. I enjoy it for being something distinct that will never be accused of being derivative or contrived.

Check the track out for yourself below and pick up the album for pre-order on Bandcamp!

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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