Link Wray Link Wray LP
Link Wray Link Wray LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Link Wray Link Wray LP

Link Wray

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SKU:
FDRLP633
UPC:
826853063319

Coming July 9, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

1971 Solo Album Repressed On Vinyl LP!

Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice, full of spit and vinegar, as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion. He kicks off with a track, "La De Da", that may be the greatest song the Stones never wrote. Elsewhere, the single "Fallin' Rain" channels Dylan at his most political, with lyrics about "stabbings and shootings and young men dying all around." Link Wray proved to be the only album that the guitarist issued in his own name to hit the American charts during his nearly 50-year recording career. Although it didn't receive much critical acclaim at the time of its release, Link Wray has seen a resurgence in recent years and developed a cult following, with artists from Nick Cave to The Neville Brothers recording versions of its tracks.

Link and his brothers Vernon and Doug began playing together professionally in 1942, their rowdy instrumental single "Rumble" charting at number 16 in 1958. Following a string of hits on Philadelphia-based Swan Records, Vernon began to serve as the family's producer, eventually starting his own studio; first in the basement of his home and then - after his wife Evelyn complained about the noise - in a converted shack on the property. It was there that Link, Vernon and producer Steve Verroca found a sound that marked "a return to simplicity." This carefully remastered reissue will take you right back to that chicken shack, and to sessions so electric you can almost feel the atmosphere.

Link Wray was one of rock & roll's first bone fide guitar heroes, and his speaker-shredding buzzy chords were as distinctive a sound as anyone conjured up in rock's early years. So Link's old fans were thrown for a loop when, in 1971, the man made a comeback after several years along the margins with a self-titled album that set aside his big slabs of fretboard fuzz in favor of a loosely tight fusion of country, blues, and roughshod folk-rock... it's an honest and passionate piece of music that's a fascinating detour from the music that has largely defined his career, and has aged better than the vast majority of the country-rock product of the early '70s.
-Mark Deming, AllMusic

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Black Vinyl
  • Remastered
  • Standard gatefold jacket
  • Liner notes by Chris Morris

Selections

  1. La De Da
  2. Take Me Home Jesus
  3. Juke Box Mama
  4. Rise And Fall Of Jimmy Stokes
  5. Fallin' Rain
  6. Fire And Brimstone
  7. Ice People
  8. God Out West
  9. Crowbar
  10. Black River Swamp
  11. Tail Dragger
Description

Coming July 9, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

1971 Solo Album Repressed On Vinyl LP!

Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice, full of spit and vinegar, as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion. He kicks off with a track, "La De Da", that may be the greatest song the Stones never wrote. Elsewhere, the single "Fallin' Rain" channels Dylan at his most political, with lyrics about "stabbings and shootings and young men dying all around." Link Wray proved to be the only album that the guitarist issued in his own name to hit the American charts during his nearly 50-year recording career. Although it didn't receive much critical acclaim at the time of its release, Link Wray has seen a resurgence in recent years and developed a cult following, with artists from Nick Cave to The Neville Brothers recording versions of its tracks.

Link and his brothers Vernon and Doug began playing together professionally in 1942, their rowdy instrumental single "Rumble" charting at number 16 in 1958. Following a string of hits on Philadelphia-based Swan Records, Vernon began to serve as the family's producer, eventually starting his own studio; first in the basement of his home and then - after his wife Evelyn complained about the noise - in a converted shack on the property. It was there that Link, Vernon and producer Steve Verroca found a sound that marked "a return to simplicity." This carefully remastered reissue will take you right back to that chicken shack, and to sessions so electric you can almost feel the atmosphere.

Link Wray was one of rock & roll's first bone fide guitar heroes, and his speaker-shredding buzzy chords were as distinctive a sound as anyone conjured up in rock's early years. So Link's old fans were thrown for a loop when, in 1971, the man made a comeback after several years along the margins with a self-titled album that set aside his big slabs of fretboard fuzz in favor of a loosely tight fusion of country, blues, and roughshod folk-rock... it's an honest and passionate piece of music that's a fascinating detour from the music that has largely defined his career, and has aged better than the vast majority of the country-rock product of the early '70s.
-Mark Deming, AllMusic

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Black Vinyl
  • Remastered
  • Standard gatefold jacket
  • Liner notes by Chris Morris

Selections

  1. La De Da
  2. Take Me Home Jesus
  3. Juke Box Mama
  4. Rise And Fall Of Jimmy Stokes
  5. Fallin' Rain
  6. Fire And Brimstone
  7. Ice People
  8. God Out West
  9. Crowbar
  10. Black River Swamp
  11. Tail Dragger
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Link Wray
Title
Link Wray
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-09-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
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