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Davie Allan and the Arrows - Loud, Loose, and Savagedotdotdotdot
artworkMonster from King Fuzz himself. One of the unsung heroes of rock, and a very humble nice guy. Davie's assault is relentless and pummeling. Davie did many of the Roger Corman biker flick soundtracks, including the classic "Blue's Theme." Very heavy grungy fuzzy melodic pounding. Davie may be going on the road soon. Look Out.
Picks: Hogg Heaven, Biker's Lament, Blue Shift, Arrow Space, Grungy, Rebel On The Run, Cycle Path, Cruel World, Appaloosa, Apache Junction, Moving Right Along, Left Turn On Arrow Only, Oleaje, Invasion Of The Body Surfers, Deep Six, Polyurethane, Missing Link

Track by Track Review


Hogg Heaven dotdotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Bigtime bike motor noises, Davie's howling guitar feeds back, then that trademark fuzz... A fine melody, beautifully played, with a major amount of angst. Dirty guitar tones around the edges, and lots of power. This is a monster track. Great groovy noise.

Biker's Lament dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Davie's twin lead guitars and big fuzz sound give this track a grodie edge, and that just adds to the mystery of this melodic composition. Fine playing, and great tones in this mid tempo track.

Blue Shift dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Thundering fast paced pummelicious motorcycle fundango. Melodic, fuzz-faced, and powerful.

Arrow Space dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Screaming guitar assault, drums rampaging, bass thundering, dirty guitar tones, and big chords. A fine ugly Hogg rider's anthem. Very powerful.

Grungy dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Aptly named grindy grodie and grungy, recorded before there was anything called grunge. It certainly foreshadowed the Seattleite disease, and defined what grunge would have to sound like - low down growly fuzz guitar. Great!

Rebel On The Run dotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Melodic mid tempo compressed guitar rave. It's got some very pretty tones in the bridges, and splendid playing (of course). A fine track.

Cycle Path dotdotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Very cool dramatic drums open this surfy rhythm fuzz monster. It's low-E lead line is pure grodie power, without being overpowering. Davie's sound here is stellar. A great song, and it's title is apt, with the rolling cruising feel of the thing. melodic and hot.

Cruel World dotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

A progression oriented track with a whole lot of appealing sound. It's more melodic than your typical progression track, but less than most of Davie's own creations. It's very big, very powerful, and has a funky air about it.

Appaloosa dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Employing the opening chords to Heart's "Barracuda" as a platform for a melody, this super heavy monster pummels the Bud out of those pesky frogs. It's quite thumpy and grodie. A very cool and dark song! The bass glissandoes are too cool.

Apache Junction dotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Indian tom toms under a very fuzzy melody line reminiscent of the Kinks in spots. It's melodic, and the guitarology is solid. A fine edgy track.

Moving Right Along dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

A clean second guitar only brings out more of the dirty guitar tones in the lead. Great crunchy and wonderful. Davie's a monster, no question about it.

Left Turn On Arrow Only dotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

This riffin' grinder grows steadily, employing a basic progression and a modicum of fuzz and chunk.

Oleaje dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"The Sea" is in the belly of this monster. A clean rhythm guitar, surfy underpinnings, and Davie's trademark fuzz lead. Melodic, and most seaworthy.

Invasion Of The Body Surfers dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Right from the get-go with the long and scratchy pick slide, this stompy chompy tune oozes both danger and angst. A grand exercise in fuzzadelic surforama. Intense double picked slaughterhouse angry surf. Quite cool!

Deep Six dotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

Major chunk and grodie guitar delivered with extreme attack, punctuated with fiery fuzzy glissandoes as only Davie Allan could do. It's big, grindy, noisy, and quite exciting.

Polyurethane dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Later retitled Polycarbonate, this grand track oozes fuzz drenched surf biker soul. Noisy, edgy, and right in the pocket.

Missing Link dotdotdotdotdot
Biker Fuzz (Instrumental)

This song is based on the middle part of Davie's classic Cycle-Delic. It is monstrous, Link-like in it's big chord power, and completely enthralling. Davie's pickup-screams are exceptionally good!