From ‘Rumble’ onwards, Link Wray was known for his terminal, Kerrang-style guitar instrumentals as featured in many a movie. But he was also a fine singer and an enormous Elvis fan as shown on these 90s recordings made for Ace. So here we present two sides of Link and Elvis. The LOUD side rocks out in the classic Link, turbo-charged, full-tilt way for which he is renowned. The flipside takes down the tempo and the volume and finds Link in a reflective mood with five ballads, including the previously unissued ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’. T
he 10” album format is ideal for this and no prizes for guessing the influence of the cover design. Note Link’s T-shirt as well – not Photoshopped in, but worn on the day.