Hit & Run

Link Wray, RIP


"Father of the the power chord." Who knows?

But Link Wray was certainly one of the first electric guitarists to make tone and rhythmic swing the be-all and end-all of his playing. His approach formed -- and still forms -- a basic building block of this thing we call rock n roll.

Besides, how cool is it to get an instrumental banned by radio stations? Happened with Wray's "Rumble."

Rumble on, Link.