Davie Allan & The Arrows Blues Theme
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by Davie Allan & The Arrows ~ The Wild Angels (Music from the Original Soundtrack) and Other Themes ~ $10.25
- Released: April 26, 2005
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Uncut - p.1184 stars out of 5 - "[B]y 1967's BLUES THEME, Allan had discovered his mean-outlaw formula and scored a Top 40 hit..."
- 1.Blues Theme
- 2.King Fuzz
- 3.Theme From Thunderball
- 4.William Tell 1967
- 5.Action On The Street
- 6.Theme From The Wild Angels
- 7.Theme From The Unknown
- 8.Fuzz Theme
- 9.Sorry 'Bout That
- 10.Ghostriders In The Sky
- 11.Runaway - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
- 12.High Noon - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
- 13.Theme From A Summer Place - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
Davie Allan & the Arrows: Davie Allan; Paul Johnson (guitar); Steve Pugh (bass instrument); Larry Brown (drums).
Personnel: Davie Allan (guitar).
Liner Note Authors: Mike Curb; Deke Dickerson.
Photographers: Davie Allan; George Sherlock.
"Blues Theme" is arguably the most famous track by Davie Allan & the Arrows. It was recorded quickly on Mike Curb's Tower label for the soundtrack to the move Wild Angels -- Peter Fonda's first biker flick and just before Easy Rider. With wild, screaming fuzz guitar and a surf beat, it signifies the sound of the L.A. Strip in 1967 and embodies -- in its two-minutes-and-ten-seconds -- all the cultural elements of its soundtrack -- the waning surf scene that traveled it, the muscle cars that roared through its lanes, the dawn of acid-crazed hippies floating down it, and the speed-drenched outlaw biker tribes who haunted it. The rest of the album is a literal pastiche of tracks that were issued under other names, slightly doctored for and from other soundtracks -- there were seven between the Arrows' first album, Apache '65, and Blues Theme -- or simply renamed. These include "King Fuzz," an instrumental remake of "The Twirl" by Harley Hatcher; "Theme from the Unknown," which had several names in earlier releases on 45 rpm's, and "Fuzz Theme," that was later re-titled "The Young World," for the soundtrack to Teen Rebellion. ~ Thom Jurek
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