Link Protrudi & the Jaymen

Hit and Run

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Set up as a side project to Rudi Protrudi and the Fuzztones, this also functions as a tribute to Link Wray and the Raymen, with no less than eight of the 23 tunes on here being Link classics. Covering everything from "Mr. Guitar" and "Dinosaur" to the obvious choices like "Rumble," "Jack the Ripper" and "Rawhide," the trio also delivers Link-approved originals in "Chicken Choke," "Avalanche," "Backfire" and "Psyclone." Taken from the project's two vinyl albums, Drive It Home and Missing Links, this is straightforward, blast-it-out live-in-a-four-track-studio raunch, devoid of all subtleties. With that in mind, it sounds perfect, totally faithful to the sound and style it's so lovingly recreating here. A delicious alternative to pseudo-surf bands.

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