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The Glenrays - Easy Rhythm c/w Haunted By Reputationdotdotdot
artworkThis 1960 single from St. Paul's The Glenrays shows just how much echo meant in the early days of rock instros. Scary and charming too.
Picks: Easy Rhythm, Haunted By Reputation

Track by Track Review


Easy Rhythm dotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This is a moody vibrato throbber with echoes drums a la fifties b-sides. It's much more than that, though. "Easy Rhythm" is a pre surf brooder in the best sense. dark riff rockin' almost morose twang and piano plinkery. Groovy!

Haunted By Reputation dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Overdone 15 ips tape echo drenches a riff rocker in just enough weirdness, especially with the ultra cool vibraphone verses. "Haunted By Reputation" is super primitive, buy oh-so tuff. The echoed calls add to the period strangeness. A very cool track.