Chicago’s Hozac Records are the kings of lo-fi, scuzzy punk rock. The label put out early releases from the likes of Blank Dogs, Wax Museums, Wizzard Sleeve, and Nobunny, but they’ve now gone beyond breaking new acts and will be releasing archival records. The first release for the Hozac archival project is a very necessary 7-inch from the Testors’ Sonny Vincent. The 7-inch features recordings by Vincent’s pre-Testors band, Fury, and was recorded in 1972.
The record’s due out “very soon,” says the Hozac overlords. In the meantime, you can listen to the single’s a-side, “Flying,” below. It’s a muscular bit of garage, with some fantastic-sounding guitar work that pretty much overpowers everything else. It’s a tad bit rough, but man … just hit play and see how much this goes for the gut.