Link Wray Link Sings Elvis Ace Records UK Link Wray was best known as a guitar-slinger – his Rumble issuing that very sound, making it profound. He was the bridge between surf-rock and heavy metal. And he was also a mighty fine R’n’B singer. In fact he touched on country music too with some of […]
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.
Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake Modern Surf Classics Swami Records Straight away you think of Comanche and a small handful of other classic surf-rock/pop moments from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack – but it’s particularly that shronk-vibe of Comanche that informs the world of Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake as they put […]
Various Artists: Bobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down Ace Records/Border I’m a sucker for a great artist-driven compilation/mix-tape. They’ll tell you that you can do it yourself via Spotify or almost any other platform. And you can. But the best mixtapes are the ones your friends make you – because you get to see […]