Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Ramrods - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky c/w Zig Zag
|This is one of those incredibly influential singles that simply must be a part of your library. A billion bands have covered it, from Dick Dale and the Cadillac Angels to the Original Surfaris and John Otway!|
Picks: (Ghost) Riders In The Sky, Zig Zag
Track by Track Review
(Ghost) Riders In The Sky
Cowboy Twang (Instrumental)
Al Casey and Duane Eddy's twang opened new trails in rock 'n' roll. The Ramrods took the Stan Jones cowboy classic and breathed new life into it with the big guitar sound, and amped it to the max with the overdubbed hoots and cattle calls. This is the version all the surf bands heard and were inspired by.
This was the B-side of "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky." "Zig Zag" is a lazy sax lead boogie. It has a raw energy, but is just a lackluster construct.