Wray Rumble: Link Wray 1956-62

Release date:
February 10, 2023
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DRANG, DRANG, DRAAANG!' with just three power chords, Rumble changed the sound of rock 'n' roll forever. With his cool black quiff, black shades and black leather jacket, Link Wray's style captured the imagination of youngsters on both sides of the Atlantic. This 18-track collection highlights how his uncompromising attitude proved too menacing for the mainstream but elevated him to guitar heroes' hero status influencing everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend. Pressed on 140g black vinyl, this LP includes the US Top 20 Rumble plus his other two chart entries Raw-Hide and Jack The Ripper. This snapshot of the early years of his career, when he made that hugely significant impact, provides a fascinating insight into a small but important aspect of pop history.

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