It took until 1998 for Gene Vincent to gain induction to the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame. It took that long for the rock 'n' roll establishment to admit that Vincent was rock 'n' roll incarnate: the sound, the fury, the screaming end. Vincent was wracked with pain for most of his life as a the result of a 1955 motorcycle accident. On stage, he looked both tragic and dangerous. He placed his damaged left leg behind him at an oddly skewed angle, and relied upon almost grotesquely exaggerated facial contortions to suggest emotion. The tone and mood of his music was darkly ominous, almost threatening. It was the beginning of rock 'n' roll as theater and first intimation of punk. 1959's Sounds Like Gene Vincent served as his final LP with the mighty Blue Caps, offering up a nice variety of material from Vincent originals to songs by Johnny Burnette, Johnny Carroll and Chuck Berry.