The Mystery Suggester done sent me on another wild goose chase. Knowing my affinity for some things Link Wray, she informed me that he had a brother that also did music. He was a guitarist in his brother's band and put out a country rock LP, Wasted, in '72, years after he played rhythm rumble. There were only 400 copies originally pressed, which may be why most people didn't know it existed. It's been reissued, and if you go for the seventies country rock stuff, or are some sort of Wray completist, you can pick up a couple tunes from Aquarium Drunkard (they disable direct linking, so yeah, you'll have to go there to get it).
I'm not all that into country rock, so my hunt for Wray mp3s was admittedly half-assed. I got sidetracked, because one of the blogs I'd landed on had some stuff that screamed detour. It was two complete LPs by '68 Comeback, the band led by Monsieur Jefferey Evans, a Memphis fixture of the garage variety whose raunchy unpretentious rock 'n' roll is something like what Pussy Galore would have sounded like if they were from the South and being cool was not part of the equation. In other words, not perfect, just sloppy and original, even when they do covers, which is often. They interpret American roots (like Creedence or the early Stones), as if locked in a garage, not concerned in the least with finding the key.
That led to digging around for mp3s of '68 Comeback's stuff, which I've looked for before. As per usual, I wasn't able to find any single songs, but the video above will give you a rough idea (really though, it doesn't do them justice). I did, however, run into mp3s of Jack Oblivian's, another fixture of the Memphis scene, who was once a '68 Comebacker (as was half of Memphis at one time or another). His stuff is equally dyn-o-mite, so that will be what the immediate gratification party will be served tonight.Jack Oblivian - Rat City mp3 at Big Legal Mess Records Slow download but worth it.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Jack Oblivian - Mad Lover Pt II mp3 at Big Legal Mess Records ditto
Jack Oblivian - 'Til the Money Runs Out mp3 at Big Legal Mess Records with the Tennessee Tearjerkers
Jack Oblivian - Make It Hard mp3 at Big Legal Mess Records with the Tearjerkers
Vernon Wray - Tailpipe, and Facing All the Same Tomorrows mp3s at Aquarium Drunkard Direct linkingdisabled, go there to get them.
'68 Comeback - Love Always Wins LP (via MediaFire) at Audio Detox
'68 Comeback - Mr. Downchild LP (via MediaFire) at Audio Detox