Shut Up and Play

This is the all-instrumental edition of the Ear Candy Update.

This poster of Link Wray is yours to steal.

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Download for iTunes here: Shut Up and Play 2.mp3

The greatest of rock instrumentals are evocative. With no lyrics to further the narrative, the musicians have to paint an image with their instruments. In the hands of a visionary, those instruments are capable of extraordinary impressionistic imagery. They can teleport you to the next galaxy, a terrible stretch of Midwestern highway or a beach packed with tanned skin and rippling blue barrels. Let's jam to some impressionistic painters disguised as rock musicians.

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The tracks:
Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MGs
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck
Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornadoes
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Forty Miles Of Bad Road - Duane Eddy, His Twangy Guitar & The Rebels
Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - Ennio Morricone
Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan
Midnight In Harlem - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Out Of Limits - The Marketts
Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa
Pipeline - The Chantays
Raunchy - Bill Justis And His Orchestra
Raw-Hide - Link Wray
Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy
Restless - The Cobras
Rumble - Link Wray
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
Slim Jenkins' Place - Booker T. & The MGs
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
Telstar - The Tornados
Wah Wah Man - Young-Holt Unlimited
Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures
The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Juke - Little Walter
One Mint Julep - Earl Palmer, King Curtis
Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Harlem Nocturne - The Viscounts
Closing Time - Tom Waits


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