Album: Duane Eddy, Road Trip (Mad Monkey)
Sunday 19 June 2011
The legendary twang guitarist's first album in 24 years mercifully contains none of the gimmicks used by his 1980s collaborators Art of Noise, just a timeless surf sound from producer, co-writer and obvious fan Richard Hawley.
Across 11 instrumentals – from lullabies to rockabilly rumbles – the 73-year-old and his tremolo arm still know how to make those six strings sing, and Hawley proves to be Eddy's most perfectly attuned partner since Lee Hazlewood.
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