Link Wray Link Wray Future Days Recordings Ask most people about Link Wray and they’ll reference his surf-guitar/heavy-metal prototype instrumental, Rumble; it rode back in on a wave of appreciation post-Pulp Fiction but had been relegated alongside other late 50s/early 60s guitar-twanging gunslingers like Duane Eddy and Dick Dale.
Karl Blau, Introducing Karl Blau (2016) I was sold – as soon as I heard his version of That’s How I Got To Memphis. And that really was my introduction to Karl Blau, a guy who has pumped out the indie releases over the last two decades but seemed to finally arrive with this album. […]
Up for the second of my twice-a-year Auckland visits this weekend – and stopping in to play some records at the Golden Dawn on Friday night (I’ve got the 8-11 shift). Before me is DJs Automatic, after me is the tag-team of Russell Brown and Sandy Mill. It’s always a fun night playing records at […]
Karl Blau Introducing Raven Marching Band Records/Bella Union It’s one of those ironic “Introducing” titles given that Karl Blau has recorded some 40 albums across the last 20 years, many self-released, hand-cut covers, CD-Rs…so maybe this is also not all that ironic, for Introducing Karl Blau might a) be the first time you’ve heard of […]