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Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray

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Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray
Released15 November 2016
Length31:09
LabelMint 400 Records
Mint 400 Records chronology
In a Mellow Tone
(2015)
Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray
(2016)
Mint 400 Records Presents Nirvana In Utero
(2017)

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Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray is a tribute album that is released by the Mint 400 Records label. It is the label's eighth compilation, and features songs that were written by rock and roll guitarist Link Wray.

Content[edit]

The eleven-track album was released as a free digital download by Mint 400 Records on 15 November 2016. It showcases Fairmont, Jack Skuller, the Limbos, the One & Nines, Thee Sonomatics and Zach Uncles. On recording for the tribute record, Jack Skuller says "Link Wray is everything that's "cool" about rock'n'roll and simplicity [and] he's a big part of the reason I romanticize this music," and Craig Fitzgerald of Thee Sonomatics asks "the fact that Madonna is taking up Link Wray's space in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is reason enough to do a tribute[,] what kind of badass writes an instrumental that gets banned on the radio?"[1] The tribute album is also available on compact disc.

Reception[edit]

A review in Courier News by music journalist Bob Makin says "Mint 400 Records' tribute to rockabilly and instrumental rock guitar great Link Wray is a treat [and I] would love to see a show built around this record because it's well worth bringing to life."[2] Jim Testa of Jersey Beat says "in his day, Link Wray's ferocious guitar style was actually banned in several major cities for fear the music would incite youth violence[;] you can believe that hearing Jack Skuller's rumbling version of "Slinky" or Fairmont's tribute to "Rumble."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Slinky"Jack Skuller2:39
2."Jack The Ripper"Zach Uncles3:48
3."Run Chicken Run"The One & Nines2:12
4."Comanche"Fairmont1:54
5."Hang On"Thee Sonomatics1:26
6."Hidden Charms"Fairmont2:18
7."Radar"Thee Sonomatics2:12
8."The Swag"The Limbos3:18
9."Black Widow"Thee Sonomatics2:02
10."Rumble"Fairmont2:39
11."Fallin Rain"Zach Uncles6:40
Total length:31:09

References[edit]

Citations
Bibliography
  • Makin, Bob (23 October 2016), "Makin Waves: Frank Iero, formerly of My Chemical Romance", Courier News, retrieved 26 January 2019
  • Pirate! Staff (15 November 2016), "Guitar Rebel: A Tribute to Link Wray", Pirate!, retrieved 26 January 2019
  • Testa, Jim (2016), "A Tribute to Link Wray", Jersey Beat, retrieved 26 January 2019

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