Friday, August 05, 2011

Link Wray

Was he from the future or outer space? --For sure not outta this school district.

4 comments:

Jeffro said...

Welp, that clip sent me Googling! I'd heard some of his music but didn't know anything about him. Clearly, the man knew his way around a guitar. Thanks for posting this!

Charles Pergiel said...

Very cool.

JC said...

AnoAmerind Surf God: Dick Dale (still alive qnd well, playing in SoCal, and observing the 6 foot rule (if the surf's over 6 foot, you'll find me there, not at work). Here's a snippet from the Frankie and Annette relaunch movie Back to the Beach, with some kid from Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52FpuqD3W5M

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! Link is my favorite. He's considered the man who invented the guitar solo, on Rumble:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjs5QWjvNWc

Rhino Records put out a great compilation about 10 or so years ago. There are some great stories about how he got the reverb and echo effects--remember, this is before post-production could add them.

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