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Link Wray - Shadowmandotdotdotdot
artworkThis is the first recent release from the god of the big guitar that actually sound like the Link Wray we all grew to worship in the fifties. This is one killer CD, full of that huge raw vibrato laden evil guitar sound. A must have for any Link fan, and a highly recommended for surf fans as well, though there isn't much surf here. It's all recorded live, but it's not an ambient piece of shit or sound board kick drum crap. This is a well produced album with a huge and highly complimentary sound.
Picks: Rumble On The Docks, Geronimo, Moped Baby, Night Prowler, Timewarp / Strider, Shadowman

Track by Track Review


Rumble On The Docks dotdotdotdotdot
Evil Link Wray (Instrumental)

Fog horns open this majorly ominous - no, downright evil big guitar tune. It's signature Link Wray to the max! Mondo vibrato and a huge sound!

Geronimo dotdotdotdot
Link Wray (Instrumental)

A fast vibrato version of Comanche with major edge and a big grind.

Moped Baby dotdotdotdot
Link Wray (Instrumental)

Fast rumbly instro with a magnificent fifties Link sound. Very cool indeed!

Night Prowler dotdotdotdot
Link Wray (Instrumental)

Big rockin' assault. Very dirty and raspy, and tasty feedback too.

Timewarp / Strider dotdotdotdot
Link Wray (Instrumental)

This is "Rawhide" played fast and huge and fuzzy. Big noise... The Berzerkers would do it this way.

Shadowman dotdotdotdotdot
Evil Link Wray Vibrato (Instrumental)

Slow purely evil vibrato string bending shimmering dark & moving. Did I mention evil? This is huge!