Link Wray R.I.P.

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Link Wray R.I.P.

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:11 am

Rumble no more...

When recording "Rumble," he created the fuzz tone by punching holes in his amplifiers to produce a dark, grumbling sound. It took off instantly, but it was banned by some deejays in big cities for seeming to suggest teen violence.
"I was looking for something that Chet Atkins wasn't doing, that all the jazz kings wasn't doing, that all the country pickers wasn't doing. I was looking for my own sound," Wray told The Associated Press in 2002.


A pure Rock N' Roll God who deserves his place on the pantheon.

Motherfucker INVENTED a sound and style all his own...a true pioneer.
Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:50 am

This guy changed the face of music.

RIP

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Postby WinslowLeach on Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:11 am

RIP Link.
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Postby DennisMM on Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:24 pm

Damn. The man was 76, but still. Damn.
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Postby Flumm on Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:23 pm

Looks like he made his mark eh? The guys legacy will live on. I don't think anyone could ask for much more.

Cheers Link, RIP.
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Postby Adam Balm on Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:24 pm

Oh well. The needs of the man, outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:33 pm

Adam Balm wrote:Oh well. The needs of the man, outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.


Best. Typo. Ever!!!

Oh shit, I just noticed that I'm all alone except for mods. I'll leave you guys alone for a while - let the dink touching commence!!

ETA: man, I'm getting lazy with my spelling lately - I apologise
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Postby Adam Balm on Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:34 pm

I fixed that by the way.

Not the man quote. That stays.

The dink touching.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:34 pm

another cool thing about Wray is that most (if not all)
of his music was pure instrumental aggro (for the time)
psychebilly rock surf proto-punk noise fun. he dispensed
with the vocals altogether which more bands should do,
IMHO.

most vocalists in rock / punk bands are beyond terrible.
and i'm sick of whiners. better to focus on the noise
and toss out the vocals altogether. words just get in the
way. Wray understood this...

he was cool...
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:09 pm

It is because of him that I today can play "Enter Sandman" in all its chunky and crunchy goodness.

God Bless this man, and God Bless us every one.
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Postby Brocktune on Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:22 pm

he used to play with Southern Culture on the Skids all the time. i never got to see him, but i know he was a tremendous influence on a ton af bands/musicians. in addition to being one of the coolest motherfuckers to ever strap on a six string. there arent emough trailblazers like him in the world. rest in peace, you old b@stard.
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Postby King Of Nowhere on Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:47 pm

holy shit i just found out he was dead !
if im right , he's the one who slashed the speaker to get a better sound (before the animals &/or whoever else done it) , this guy is the reason i have an overdrive pedal & not distortion .
RIP.
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