Synopsis by Mark Deming
Rock & roll guitar was never the same after Link Wray cut the menacing instrumental "Rumble" in 1958; Wray's gritty guitar tone and bold chordings sounded raw and dangerous in a way no one had dared before, and Pete Townsend, Neil Young and Jimmy Page only three of the thousands of players who owe Link a debt of influence. Link Wray: The Rumble Man is a documentary which mixes footage of Wray and his band on stage with extensive interviews in which he tells the remarkable tale of his life and career. Songs include "Ace of Spades," "Rawhide," "Batman," "Jack the Ripper," "Sweeper," and many more (including, of course, "Rumble").
rock-music, concert-footage, career-retrospective, band [music group], guitar