Friday, March 18, 2005

Link Wray !

Link Wray may never get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but his contribution to the language of rockin' guitar would still be a major one, even if he had never walked into another studio after cutting "Rumble." Listen to any of the tracks he recorded between that landmark instrumental in 1958 through his Swan recordings in the early 1960s and you'll hear the blueprints for heavy metal, thrash, you name it.
If a direct line from a black blues musician crankin' up his amp and playing with a ton of violence and aggression can be traced to a young, white guy doing a mutated form of same, the line points straight to Link Wray, no contest.

Link Wray & His Raymen - The Shadow Knows

Link Wray & His Raymen - Ace Of Spades

Link Wray & His Raymen - Rumble

Bonus !

Link Wray & His Raymen - Scatter

See you on Monday.


Blogger Reverend Frost said...

There's a whole lotta blogging goin' on.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

errrrr Am I still drunk from last night or what?
I'm starting to thank myself...

7:45 PM  
Blogger Brownie said...

Go ahead - you deserve it.

10:06 AM  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

really enjoy your blog..where do you get all your stuff from? refreshing to hear some great new but old tracks...keep bloggeraming

10:02 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Where do I get my stuff? my crypt! Seriously, it's hard to move here, it's full of Lps, Cd's & Tapes. Welcome anyway.

11:24 PM  

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