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It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
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album cover scans and, sometimes,
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Raybeats: Guitar Beat

A Twang Spy Surf Cocktail

The Raybeats were made up of former members of New Yorks' No Wave bands The Contortions and 8 Eyed Spy and played a raucous, raunchy twang, sax and organ driven style of instrumental pop that drew heavily upon icons such as Duane Eddy, The Ventures and The Shadows, but blazed their own trail in doing so. Quirky but rockin', inspired but original, their music pulls you back and kicks you forward at the same time. The band never kept a regular bassist for long, but on this record (their only full length LP) the bass is played by Danny Amis, now a member of Los Straitjackets.

The Raybeats: Guitar Beat
  1. Tight Turn
  2. Big Black Sneakers
  3. Tone Zone
  4. The Backstroke
  5. B-Gas-Rickshaw
  6. International Operator
  7. Searching
  8. The Calhoun Surf
  9. Piranha Salad
  10. Cocktails
  11. Guitar Beat


johnny dollar said...

excellent! thanks!

Robin said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to comment on your Raybeats post. The original bass player for the Raybeats was George Scott, who had indeed played with James Chance and Lydia Lunch (and in a band called Jack Ruby in which I was the lead singer). George died in the summer of 1980, just as the Raybeats were taking off. He was one of the founders of the band and, with Pat Irwin, the creative force behind it.

Traitor Vic said...

Wow, Robin!

Thanks for posting. And thanks for leading me to your blog, too. I'm adding it to my links list immediately. Looks like you and I have a lot of similar tastes (as happens when you compare the tastes of people who like just about everything, I suppose).

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Vermont - thank you for posting this fine Lp - I've been looking for it for some time...