Link Wray & His Raymen United States


(Sometimes spelled link wray and his wraymen) Link Wray's 1958 hit Rumble was a staggering advancement in the development of rock instrumental music. The power chord was born and the record's dirty sound and threatening atmosphere were miles away from anything which had gone before. Despite it reaching #16 in the charts it was too controversial (yes, really) for Cadence label boss Archie Bleyer and he passed on a follow-up. Raw-Hide thus emerged on Epic Records and also made the Top 30

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