Link Wray – The $25 record, because I said so.
Link Wray was born about 40 miles from here in Dunn, NC. If there is a name worthy of spray painting on a wall it is Link Wray. Yesterday marked the seventh year of his passing. Stick a pencil in a speaker in tribute on his birthday, May 2nd.
True OG 1st pressing, POLP 80917 1A / POLP 80918 1A stampers and die cut cover with original inner sleeve.
This recording has a sense of place, an in the room presence with stunning realism and detail. There is no pretense. Every retro/alt/primitive whatever band would do well to listen and understand the importance of grit in the sound and how 1950’s three track technology will kick your digital sandcastle over everytime. A masterpiece of purely American music. Hold out for a nice bourbon or scotch, turn the lights down and close your eyes.