on 7 September 2013
Bought Fresh fish special late 70's after seeing them on OGWT. While this,at the time, was nothing like the music I was listening to,I bought the vinyl on the strength of Link Wray,s guitar work. I've got to admit at first hearing I thought Elvis, and,being no fan of the king who died on the throne,nearly dismissed it. On hearing this L.P. a few times though you easily hear the difference. A particular stand out track for me is Fire,which I believe was written for Gordon and Wray by Springsteen! Most folk will reference The Pointer Sisters for this song but for me it doesn't come close to this version! Bonus of this CD is first album comes along with it! Like another reviewer also said,this one slipped under the radar at the time,and is a good set of tracks as well. If I was to group this with other artists I'd be torn between putting it with Little Richard and Chuck Berry or Dick Dale and Brian Setzer! I've waited 30 odd yrs (insert appropriate curse here!)to replace the album,but I'm glad I did! Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!!
on 17 May 2012
i had the first of these two l.p.s back in the day, but don't have a turntable now so was really pleased to be able to hear this material once again , C.D. IS THE BEST MEDIUM FOR PLAYING rock & roll since they stopped making 78's.it just sounds so alive... the 2nd l.p on this set is equally good and i don't know how i missed it the first time round. the cover versions are great, and the original tracks are the real deal too.i hope this helps i certainly recommend this 2 on 1 c.d. set.regards Del