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an original guitar hero.,
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This review is from: Rumble: Best Of Link Wray (Audio CD)
link wray paved the way for many a budding hero in the sixties,jimmy page&
pete townshend have admitted they would not have ever picked up a guitar
had it not been for link wray.in the fifties there were no guitar multi-
-effects boxes ,so link drilled holes in his speaker to get extra sounds
like a phaser effect,as the echo boxes were limited he used to stand @ the top of a spiral staircase of a hotel & record classics like"jack the
ripper".he had a style of using a combination of power-chords & twangy riffs.all of the best tracks of his are here,"ace of spades" "rumble"
"the swag" etc.i have an old black & white video of him from the fifties
playing a daneletro "longhorn" guitar thrashing out "rumble" for all hes
worth! and incidentally,you can buy a replica of the danelectro longhorn
on amazon! you can be sure if you watch the movies some film is using link
wray on its soundtrack,cool with a capital C.