Saturday, July 11, 2009

Link Wray - Early Recordings (1963)

This is the best Link Wray album I've ever heard! If you're a fan at all then get it, and if you're not a fan of Link Wray then get the heck on out of yr seat and jump for joy, 'cause this is gonna be fun! If you know nothing about him all you need to know is that he IS rock and roll. The coolest version of the Batman theme ever, and one of the coolest garage songs ever (Hidden Charms), and tons of incredible garage rock surf guitar licks to shred yr face! If you don't dig it then you probably dont dig much, and theres something desperately wrong with you!! Pure rock and roll goodness from one of the kings!

"Batman shall I start the nuclear power for the batmobile?!" / "Right again, Robin!" / "OK Batman!"

Get it ya bunch of crums...

TRACK LIST: 1. Batman Theme / 2. Ace Of Spades / 3. Cross Ties / 4. Jack The Ripper / 5. Hidden Charms / 6. I'm Branded / 7. The Shadow Knows / 8. Fat Back / 9. Run Chicken Run / 10. Black Widow / 11. Scatter / 12. Turnpike U.S.A. / 13. Mr. Guitar / 14. Rumble

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bill Fay - Discography

If you're not familiar with Bill Fay then I suggest you grab all of this stuff. My personal fav of these is Time Of The Last Persecution, but it's all really gorgeous. Fay is one of those "lost beauty" types, never really getting the full credit deserved. His first two albums sold poorly. As a result, the third (already completed) was put on hold until years later when in the early 00's Fay began to develop a bit of a cult following. In 2004 Wooden Hill released a compilation of demo recordings and unreleased songs entitled From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock. So here he is in all his glory, the complete Bill Fay. The song that hooked me and everyone I've ever shown it too is Maxines Parlour (From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock), so if you're not sure about where to start that may be worth a try, but I assure you almost every song in this collection is great! Enjoy suckers...

Bill Fay (1970)
Time Of The Last Persecution (1971)
From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock (2004)
Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2005)

More info: Official Bill Fay Site