Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Link Rocks Amsterdam !!!
James Hamilton | Alabama | 02/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in 1980 the owner of the local record store in Owensboro Ky. said he had recieved an album he thought I would like. He was right. Up until that point I had heard of Link Wray but never listened to him. I was an aspiring guitarist very much into punk rock. To me, Link was the piece that connected early rock and roll to punk.
The album opens with Link's trio blasting through Carl Perkin's classic "Blue Suede Shoes," then on to Link's own "Ace of Spades." The band is incredibly intense. This record feels like you are at the venue. No slick production, just an excellent recording of Link and his band in tip-top form. (Anton Fig on the Drums, and Jimmy Lowell on Bass)
I have since collected many of Link's recordings. This is my favorite. This is punk rock. Link's playing is at its best. The band is fantastic. All of Link's classics are here in their wreckless glory, Rawhide, Run Chicken Run, Rumble, as well as a couple of Link originals that I have not found anywhere else.(She's No Good, and Walk Away From Love) There are also butt-kicking versions of the rock and roll classics"I Saw Her Standing There" and "Money."
I was wearing out my vinyl copy of this album so I am grateful to own a CD copy. Do yourself a favor and get this disc. It may very well change your life. (as it did mine)"