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Link Wray

Slinky/Rendezvous

Link Wray Slinky Rendezvous
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Taut and tough Wray from his heyday! One of the original heavy metal heroes, Link Wray basically invented power chord riffing - both Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend have credited their interest in becoming axe gods to him - and his recordings are a monument to the relentless influence of his unique razor-blade extended guitar sound. "Slinky," from 1959, was his third Epic Records single, a mysterious, stinging riff that builds into a frenzied solo, then coolly resolves... the perfect soundtrack for a gang of leather-jacketed teenagers looking for trouble on a warm city night! "Rendezvous" suggests a gentler side of Wray, beginning as a mellow midtempo cha-cha, but ultimately evolving into a snarling stroll with a killer guitar solo. Backed on both sides by the sympathetic swagger of Wray's brothers Doug and Vernon, these two recordings show a key personality in the development of rock 'n' roll, at a time when record labels continually wanted to soften him and make him safe, continuing to follow his metal muse and lay down recordings that would inspire thousands of rock, punk and surf guitarists for decades to come. Features a reproduction of the utra-rare original picture sleeve, and promotional labels.
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