Thursday, February 24, 2011

Duane's Ready

It's 1983, and kiwis Hamish and David Kilgour disband the Clean, one of the many cool underground bands that all of a sudden put the tiny town of Dunedin on the musical map. Soon after, they form the Great Unwashed, and surprisingly, one of their standout songs pays homage to the king of twang: Duane Eddy.

The Great Unwashed - Duane Eddy MP3

Swiftly followed by the object of the Kilgour brothers' admiration himself, with a typical razorsharp instrumental.

Duane Eddy - Ramrod MP3


Anonymous said...

I've never been much of a fan of instrumentals, but I can't believe what I've been missing. Thanks for Duane Eddy's Ramrod.

Ramone666 said...

Cool. Mission accomplished.

Curt Shannon said...

Great stuff - thanks for posting! Am I the only one who thinks that "The Great Unwashed" has a little Joy Division sound going on?

Ramone666 said...

Spot on Curt. Most Flying Nun bands mixed sixties jangly pop and Velvets rhythms with the postpunk stuff of the time.