Word came down this week of the passing of former The Obsessed vocalist Vance Bockis, who died Sept. 1 of a blood clot following rotator-cuff surgery. Bockis, 50, was a member of Pentagram, 9353, Overlord and The Factory in addition to contributing to The Obsessed, and had a long history of drug abuse, but had reportedly been clean for more than half a decade.
To honor Bockis, this week’s Wino Wednesday turns to the early days of The Obsessed. I don’t know the date of when the clip below was recorded, or much else about it than it exists, but Bockis was only in The Obsessed for a few years (1980-’83), so it’s got to be from around that time. The song “Feelings” was put to tape for the album The Obsessed recorded for Metal Blade in 1985 that was never issued, but unlike many of the tracks, never surfaced on any official subsequent releases.
Condolences to Bockis‘ family and anyone who may have known him either personally or through his work. You’ll find “Feelings” on the player below.
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