Link Wray: 1929-2005


He took the guitar and turned it into a tool of the devil. His instrumental Rumble was banned by radio stations for sounding "too menacing". He had a steely gaze and a mastery of twang. A giant among guitarists, Link Wray is dead. Please rise for a moment of feedback.

“If I could go back in time and see any band, it would be Link Wray and the Raymen.” - Neil Young

2 comments:

Richard Gibson said...

Very sad.

I was just listening to Jack Nitzsche's version of 'Rumble' yesterday.

Jeff Duncanson said...

"Link Wray invented Heavy Metal, but nobody knows it."

Bob Dylan