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The Ramrods - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky c/w Zig Zagdotdotdotdot
artworkThis 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 dotdotdotdot
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.

Zig Zag dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

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.