Davie Allan & The Arrows Biography

Davie Allan & The Arrows. In 1999, they won the "LA Weekly Music Award" for the Best Instrumental Band. In 1994, the critically acclaimed recording "Loud, Loose and Savage" (Top 10 CD pick... San Francisco Chronicle, Guitar Player and Bam) brought back the "Cycle-Delic" sounds of cult legend Davie Allan.

In the late sixties, Davie Allan & The Arrows carved their niche in the musical history books with an array of classic instrumentals and two dozen motion picture soundtracks. The most notable of the movies was Roger Corman's cult classic "The Wild Angels" plus "Devil's Angels", "The Glory Stompers" (Dennis Hopper) and "Born Losers" (the film that introduced the character "Billy Jack"). Some of the other 60's "B" films were "Riot On Sunset Strip", "Thunder Alley", "The Angry Breed", "Mary Jane", "Teenage Rebellion", "Hellcats", "Mondo Hollywood", "The Wild Racers", "Wild in The Streets", "The Golden Breed", "Skaterdater" and "The Hard Ride".

1990"s film and TV work includes Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth", Roger Corman's "Not Like Us", "Psycho Sisters", "From Dusk 'til Dawn, 2" and MTV's "Road Rules". In 2004, a tune was in an episode of HBO's "The Sopranos" plus another tune was in "Christmas With The Kranks" and tunes were featured in Tarantino's "Hell Ride" and "Inglourious Basterds" in 2008.

In 1996, they did a 12-city tour of Europe and in 1999 they did a 16-city east coast tour of the United States. In 2004, they played at festivals in New York, Atlanta and Spain plus Halloween in San Francisco. Also.....a west coast tour in 2007 plus a tour in Texas in February 2008; the Oneida Casino in Green Bay (Nov '08 and '09) and various venues in '09 and '10 plus the "Guitar Geek Festival" in January 2011.

  • LA Reader: "...Perhaps the closest thing you'll ever hear to a combination of Link Wray, Dick Dale and Henry Mancini...".
  • Rolling Stone: "...the boss hogs of biker flick soundtracks...".
  • Gearhead: "...the undisputed king of the fuzz guitar...".
  • LA Weekly: "...Allan conjures rock and roll quintessence with masterful skill...".

Selected Discography:

  • Retrophonic 2-The Home Demos-CD (2010)
  • Retrophonic-CD (2009)
  • Moving Right Along - CD (2008)
  • Fuzz For The Holidays 2-CD (2007)
  • Cycle Breed-CD-(2006)
  • Fuzz For The Holidays-CD (2005 and a worldwide release in 2008)
  • The Cycle-Delic Sounds Of... (Reissue)- CD and Vinyl (2005)
  • Blues Theme (Reissue) - CD and Vinyl (2005)
  • Apache '65 (Reissue) - CD (2005)
  • Devil's Rumble Anthology '64-'68 -2 CD and Vinyl (2004)
  • Restless In L.A. - CD (2003)
  • Live Run" - CD (2000)
  • Ramonetures - CD and Vinyl (2000)
  • The Arrow Dynamic Sounds of... - CD and Vinyl (1999)
  • Encounter- Limited Edition of Vinyl Single in "Gearhead" Magazine (1999)
  • Shape of Things to Come/Vanishing Breed - Limited Ed. "45" (1998)
  • Skaterhater - CD and Vinyl (1998)
  • Fuzz Fest - CD and Vinyl (1998)
  • Bullseye-A Sixties Retrospective- CD released in Europe (1997)
  • The Born Loser's Theme/The Glory Stompers - Ltd. Ed. "45" (1997)
  • Chopper/ Open Throttle - Limited Edition Vinyl Single (1995)
  • Loud, Loose and Savage- CD (1994) Re-released in 1999
  • The Wild Angels and Other Themes- Compilation CD (1993)
  • King Fuzz - LP from Australia (1989)
  • From Paradise to Hell- CD Released in Europe (1987)
  • Arrow Dynamic - LP (1985)
  • Cycle-Delic sounds of..." - LP (1967)
  • Devil's Angels - Top 40 Single and Soundtrack LP (1967)
  • Blues' Theme - Top 10 Single from "The Wild Angels" (1967)
  • The Wild Angels - Top 20 Soundtrack LP (1966) Released on CD in 1996
  • Skaterdater - Cannes Award winning Film Short (1966)
  • Apache '65 - Top 40 Single (1965)

Various Compilations:

  • The Coolest Songs In The World! Vol. 1 CD (2006)
  • Evil Fuzz-Davie Allan Tribute- CD (2005)
  • Christmas With The Kranks - Soundtrack CD (2004)
  • Rare Surf, Vol 6: The Capitol Masters 2 (2003)
  • For A Few Guitars More (Tribute To Morricone) - CD (2002)
  • Rare West Coast Surf Instrumentals - CD (2001)
  • Runnin' On Fumes! The Gearhead Magazine Singles Compilation - (2000)
  • Delphonic Sounds Today - CD (1999)
  • Halloween Hootenanny - CD (1998)
  • Nuggets - Rhino Records 4 CD Box Set (1998)
  • Batmania - CD (1997)
  • Shots in the Dark (Tribute To Mancini) - CD (1996)

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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