Saturday, 10 November 2012
Top 102 Albums. No 99: Link Wray, Link Wray.
Top 102 Albums. No 99
Link Wray - Link Wray
For many years Link Wray was defined for me by his early instrumentals, particularly the mighty Rumble, an instrumental so suggestive of its subject matter that it was banned form some radio stations (I'm too lazy to look this up, if you want to know you know what to do).
That was until I found a double cd called Wray's Three Track Shack which included this album and two others recorded in Link's titular shack in 1970/71. This compilation is probably the easiest way to get these albums today and all are worth having but the Link Wray album is my favourite.
This album is entering this 'chart' way earlier than it should. As I said I'm just picking the albums that jostle their way to the front of the queue.
And now, here's three tracks from the shack. Every time I start listening to this album I find it hard to stop.