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|Davie Allan & Arrows|
Devil's Rumble: Davie Allan & The Arrows Anthology
Genres: Pop, Rock
For the latter half of the '60s, Davie Allan and the Arrows were the kings of teen exploitation film soundtracks, recording a score of them for A.I.P. and other independent studios. The core of that work revolved around Al... more »
For the latter half of the '60s, Davie Allan and the Arrows were the kings of teen exploitation film soundtracks, recording a score of them for A.I.P. and other independent studios. The core of that work revolved around Allan's manic, buzz-saw fuzz guitar (typified by The Wild Angels' "Blues' Theme," a national hit), which was to the '60s biker genre what Morricone was to the spaghetti Western. This treasure trove of Allen's decades-unavailable recordings for Mike Curb (his high school choir-mate turned producer and record-biz mini-mogul) mark the first time most of the collection's 40 rare tracks have been anthologized for CD. Allen has long been one of instrumental rock's most unsung heroes, a pioneer of nascent garage punk and tripped-out psychedelia who shrewdly informed the primitive crunch of Link Wray with a savory taste for Mancini's melodicism, taking the unlikely, electric mélange on the often downright experimental flights of multitracked six-string aggression chronicled here. Culling single sides and album cuts, this collection charts the Arrows' explosion from early, SoCal surf-rooted innocence into the wildly inventive sultans of the sonic psych-out that powered Devil's Angels, Born Losers, Wild in the Streets, and the other cult '60s soundtracks that form the bulk of this collection. --Jerry McCulley
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN
Richard Burnett | DORAVILLE, GEORGIA United States | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting on an anthology from this group for years. As with The Ventures, most of their songs are instrumentals and I think these two groups are the best instrumental bands to come from America. The song selection, sound and packaging are great and it's nice to have their best songs compiled here. If a few songs were omitted, it could have been a single disc but that's only a minor issue. Since I purchased this anthology, nothing else has been on my CD player more. I suggest you get this now because collector's know how great CD's come out, you put off buying it and before you know it, it has been deleted for one reason or another. This is one of those CD's you should get now. If you like the Ventures and the music of the Standells, this is one for you. If you dream of Nancy Sinatra sitting behind you on a motorcycle, well, just go buy this darn thing."
GOOD MUSIC, POOR VALUE
S. SMITH | COLONY 9, PLUTO | 01/17/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My problem with this anthology is the not the music, but the fact that there isn't enough of it! Oh sure, it sounds like a great deal getting 40 tracks of fuzz-drenched instros. Well, wait until you pop these discs into your player and see the total times-ONE DISC IS UNDER 40 MINUTES, WHILE THE OTHER IS ONLY 45 MINUTES! Sundazed could have left off one of the longer tracks such as "Cycle-Delic" and they could have fit everything else on one disc. Yes, one disc with 39 tracks-that's how short most of these songs are! The packaging is nice and the sound is very good, but I just can't help but feeling a little ripped off paying close to thrity bucks for a 2-disc set when there's really only enough material for one cd. This should've just been a single cd release, or Sundazed could've done it right and crammed both discs full with at least 35 tracks each."
Been waitin' a long time for this !
Richard Burnett | 06/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ever hear any of those gnarly reverb-drenched instrumental soundtracks from all those AIP biker films from the 60s? Well it was Davie Allan & The Arrows that did most of 'em and now Sundazed has finally released many of those Tower singles and LP tracks that have so looong been out of print. The only ones that have even seen the light of day on CD were the ones from THE WILD ANGELS (1966) soundtrack that Curb released a few years back.The only big drawback is that each of the CDs in this 2-CD collection only contain about 40 minutes of music apiece, thereby leaving out some wonderful instrumentals from RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP and other late 60s drive-in fare. That's why I can't give it 5 stars.Still it's good to see some of this stuff out there and they sound great, too. Check it out!"