we had The Raymen (led by Link Wray) on Monday and we'll have The Raymen (led by Hank Ray)again today: I know you're all shouting "what a segue!!" at this very moment, but you don't have to thank me, no, I'm only here to please you with such extraordinary flashes of genius!
I stole the below from their website and I think it says it all:
"Since 1983 the Raymen have been spearing the essence of Bo Diddley, Hank Williams, Link Wray and Howlin Wolf in the guise of Punk-a-billy / Rock-a-billy – na-na in a way that taps directly into every boo-hoo rebel dream crying out in the night.
Total reverb-drenched echo-max land with a fist in the history of R’n’R pulling out the heart of American music in every warped take, beating rhythm-off Catholic sex and using it to put nitro-overdrive and vision into our collective psyche. This isn’t pretend scary Rock-a-Billy style crap all duded up. This is the rhythm and blast that made every over-powered, over-sexed run from confusion in the American juvenile delinquent hormonal nightscape that originally found voice in Punk and Rock’n’Roll."
This tune is good throughout, friends, a real killer .... and you shouldn't miss it, so download it NOW! Your number thirty-three, enjoy:
Giant Claw - GCS-004 (1992)
Limited edition of 1000 copies, nice green vinyl and on an Australian label: what more can you possibly ask for?