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Link Wray - Run Chicken Run / The Milkshakes - Run Chicken Run

Run Chicken Run was originally a 1963 b-side for Link Wray. The godfather of distorted guitar wasn't letting up on this number, with a harsh metallic chicken scratch riff that runs throughout. Don't know who the bassist is on this, but I really love the sections where he sounds as if he can't keep up with Wray. Proper rebel surf music.

The song was revived in the 1980s by Billy Childish and The Milkshakes, who give it some cavernous psychobilly cheapness. It might lack the expressive guitar snarl of the original, but it makes up for it with the fury of Bruce Brand's drumming. The very best kind of lurid trash.

Link Wray - Run Chicken Run
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The Milkshakes - Run Chicken Run
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