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THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.
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 guitarists to him - and his recordings are a monument to the relentless infl uence of his unique razor-blade extended guitar sound. “Slinky,” from 1959, was the 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 gentler side of Wray, beginning as a mellow mid-tempo 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 ultra-rare original picture sleeve, and promotional labels - get this Wray today!
• Reproduction of the ultra-rare original picture sleeve and original Epic promo labels!
• Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014!
• Mastered from the original reels!