From the 1979 album “Bullshot,” here’s another nasty, disreputable slab of menace from the incredible Link Wray. Aside from the title spoken at the beginning, “Switchblade” has no words. However, trust me when I say that this track is far more volatile than even the crudest Marilyn Manson song. This is dangerous stuff, even more so considering Wray was around 50 years old when he recorded this.
Before the Tuff Darts recorded their first album for Sire, Robert Gordon left the group and arguably had greater success as a rockabilly singer. This cover of Jack Scott’s “The Way I Walk” with 50s guitar legend Link Wray is a masterpiece of swagger and menace. Wray’s guitar on this track must rank among the sickest solos ever recorded. In 1994, this was used during the pre-credits sequence of Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers.”