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The Hi-Risers - In The Spotlightdotdotdot
artworkCountry rockin' basic rock 'n' roll done very well... and a couple of fine instros to boot. Roots rock fans will dig the disc.
Picks: Goin' Mad, Think Link

Track by Track Review


Goin' Mad dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In the Eddie Angel mold, the Hi-Risers deliver a somewhat dark instro dripping vibrato and big twang. "Goin' Mad" is a grand instro with charm and a cool melody line. Surf chords and ringing shimmer lend a hand to the attractiveness of this song. Quite nice!

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Link Wray (Instrumental)

So, you probably already got it that this is an instro dedicated to the master of rock minimalism Link Wray. Inspired and borrowed licks from the man, and all the requisite edge. naturally, it's cool!