“The Way I Walk” – Robert Gordon and Link Wray


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.”

“(Your Love is Like) Nuclear Waste” – Tuff Darts

One of the least heralded bands of the late 1970s CBGB punk scene, the Tuff Darts still put together a pretty good album for Sire Records at the time.  This is arguably their most famous song and if you’re a fan of Ugly Kid Joe’s “I Hate Everything About You” (Dave sheepishly raises his hand), you’ll like this song.  A bit obvious and stoopid, but still pretty fun.  Trivia note: rockabilly legend Robert Gordon was a member of the Darts before this album came out and before his later renown as a solo artist.