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Duane Eddy — Rebel Rouser
Album: Have 'Twangy' Guitar - Will Travel
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Released: 1958
Length: 2:17
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(Instrumental)
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I've liked this song since the first time i heard it.
 That was 60 years ago. Jeebus
 Stefen wrote:

It's 1958.  The alternative is Lawrence Welk.  And maybe that Elvis guy if you can get away with it.

 
Guess you had to be there, and I was.
This really stuck out on the airwaves compared to the rest... :)


 jjtwister wrote:

Ain't nuthin betta than Duane playing the "twangy guitar"



 
Except maybe Svetlana playing bass while the surf music plays.  Check out the Messer Chups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkmQPOY6cKc if you want more surf music.
                  
Did Nirvana sample this?
 hayduke2 wrote:

"I kinda like it, don't you White Fang?"


  +1 for the SS reference !! {#Cheers}


Duane Eddie - A genius. If you trash this tune. you have no idea when it was made and the revolution that it started.
All of you doubters...stay with U2! 
Or maybe, One Direction is more your speed{#Cheers}
Key changes in songs bug me. They basically say to the listener, "Well, that's all there is. So we're just gonna play all the same stuff again, but a half step higher. Maybe it will sound new to you again."

Respect to Duane Eddy. Still, key changes are mostly disappointing. :-)


 dragon1952 wrote:
I just don't get why anyone would intentionally listen to this :^ /

 
"I kinda like it, don't you White Fang?"



Back in 68 whenever Rebel Rouser came on  my 66 GTO I would stop on the accelerator and kick in the 3 2 bbl carbs and take off
Thanks!
 dragon1952 wrote:
I just don't get why anyone would intentionally listen to this :^ /

 
It's 1958.  The alternative is Lawrence Welk.  And maybe that Elvis guy if you can get away with it.
You mean the Yakety Sax tune he used for so many skits.

oilydwarf wrote:
Makes me think of Benny Hill.......

 


Everybody in my ashram be being mindful of this tune
 cc_rider wrote:
Ann could be brutal, huh?
 
She was smart and witty and passionate about music and she really spiced up these song comments...  miss her so much...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this song... 
 dragon1952 wrote:
I just don't get why anyone would intentionally listen to this :^ /

 
I guess you just had to be there. Then.
I just don't get why anyone would intentionally listen to this :^ /
 Smoove_D wrote:
RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!
 
As soon as this came on I had that picture in my mind.  {#Jump}
 AvoidingWork wrote:

Ha!  All that trailer needs is a Visa/ Master Card sign on it and it would fit right in on Highway 95 in Nevada.

True story; My wife and I used to drive 95 from below Las Vegas to above Reno.  On one of the first trips along that long lonely highway as we went by the "Pink Lady Ranch" my wife commented, "What a nice name for a ranch, but I wonder why they accept Visa/MC."  I just kept my mouth shut for a minute or so and then said, "I don't know, maybe on the way back we can stop in and see what they are selling."  She made the standard half approval noise and we kept on driving.  Then about 10 miles down the road she smacked me and said "You knew didn't you!!"  At that point I couldn't keep a straight face anymore.

We didn't stop on the way back... 

 
{#Roflol}

Your wife sounds like a very sweet woman. A little naive maybe but...
I'm waiting for this to show up in a Tarantino flick.
wow... this is brutally awfull! PSD PSD PSD 
 Cynaera wrote:
Well, YOU'RE still alive - shouldn't we afford the same mercy to classics? This is Duane Eddy - if one of the founders of rock and roll offends your tender sensibilities, I suggest (very respectfully) that you go listen to some FM station. Any one will do - they all sound the same, but it probably won't matter to you.
 
Ann could be brutal, huh?
Oh yea. 'Saxy Cowboyz'
5th Form Thursday lunch at Dartford Tech 1961 we had a music club, this was always played by Perkins. Always.
Makes me think of Benny Hill.......
That's the way RP the original version.

Unlike the Eilen Jewell that preceded it.
yup lil white dove drowned too!

 
tonypf wrote:


I get it!
 


Ain't nuthin betta than Duane playing the "twangy guitar"


Absolutely classic.

A building block in the foundation of rock & roll. 
omg. no thanks.
Perfect segue from 'Shakin' All Over'...
 maxmox wrote:

       Hell, just next door at Purple Man Ranch we wuz waiting for yer
Yeeeeaaaa... thanks, but not going there.

 sirdroseph wrote:
Awesome, just saw these guys at the sock hop!{#Lol}
 
   Er, the sock what?

 AvoidingWork wrote:

Ha!  All that trailer needs is a Visa/ Master Card sign on it and it would fit right in on Highway 95 in Nevada.

True story; My wife and I used to drive 95 from below Las Vegas to above Reno.  On one of the first trips along that long lonely highway as we went by the "Pink Lady Ranch" my wife commented, "What a nice name for a ranch, but I wonder why they accept Visa/MC."  I just kept my mouth shut for a minute or so and then said, "I don't know, maybe on the way back we can stop in and see what they are selling."  She made the standard half approval noise and we kept on driving.  Then about 10 miles down the road she smacked me and said "You knew didn't you!!"  At that point I couldn't keep a straight face anymore.

We didn't stop on the way back... 
 
       Hell, just next door at Purple Man Ranch we wuz waiting for yer

 floydoftherocks wrote:

 
Ha!  All that trailer needs is a Visa/ Master Card sign on it and it would fit right in on Highway 95 in Nevada.

True story; My wife and I used to drive 95 from below Las Vegas to above Reno.  On one of the first trips along that long lonely highway as we went by the "Pink Lady Ranch" my wife commented, "What a nice name for a ranch, but I wonder why they accept Visa/MC."  I just kept my mouth shut for a minute or so and then said, "I don't know, maybe on the way back we can stop in and see what they are selling."  She made the standard half approval noise and we kept on driving.  Then about 10 miles down the road she smacked me and said "You knew didn't you!!"  At that point I couldn't keep a straight face anymore.

We didn't stop on the way back... 
 bupanishad2012 wrote:
Where did you dig up this old "dog" of a recording? It should have died out long ago!
 
Well, YOU'RE still alive - shouldn't we afford the same mercy to classics? This is Duane Eddy - if one of the founders of rock and roll offends your tender sensibilities, I suggest (very respectfully) that you go listen to some FM station. Any one will do - they all sound the same, but it probably won't matter to you.

First song I ever tried to play on a friend's dad's guitar 50 years ago. Sucked then, suck now, but still enjoy trying.
Awesome, just saw these guys at the sock hop!{#Lol}
 ubuntourist wrote:
I'm a sucker for instrumental rock. Even ancient instrumental rock.
  Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Dick Dale...

begat

The Mermen, Aqua Velvets, The Neptuna, Pollo Del Mar...

begat

Man Or Astroman?, Laika and the Cosmonauts, Los Straitjackets, The Sandblasters...


Love the old stuff.


I'm a sucker for instrumental rock. Even ancient instrumental rock.
 wally42 wrote:
bill likes his surf music!
 
This predates the "surf" genre probably by a good five years. No matter. Still a 10 in my book.

Thanks for including Duane Eddy on the playlist. Another great jukebox tune.
My wife is always critical of singers who resort to reverb to cover up their weak voices. I used this tune to prove that sometimes reverb is a good thing.

Hell, a great thing! 


Great tune!{#Bananajam}



I love this and love the 'Stereo' symbol on the album cover. Go Duane!
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
"Running Bear loved Little White Dove with a love as big as the sky."
 

I get it!
1958.   Go Duane!
A Classic. 8.
Just slightly energetic...........
"Running Bear loved Little White Dove with a love as big as the sky."
 Smoove_D wrote:
RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!
 

Came here to say this. {#Tongue}
Yay!  Chair boogie!
Good follow-up song would be "Hag" from the Breeder's "Last Splash" album. Check it out, similar guitar riff. And a cool song, I might add!!
Just when you think you've heard it all on RP, Bill comes up with another nugget. Great! Thank you.
This is great! Grew up listening to this. Mom still has the original vinyl.
DigitalJer wrote:
Correct, he set up a recorder at one end of a huge vessel and played his guitar at the other end - gives it that almost reverb sound, which is actually an echo that bounces back to the mic.
Very cool. But, given that description, I'd say that's more reverb then reverb in that it's the actual recording of sound reflection as opposed to the modeling of it in digital or the faking of it with springs/plates.
Detlaps wrote:
I thought I was listening to a golden oldie station that's broadcast out in the high desert!
I'm sure you mean that in the best possible way! c.
mgoldman wrote:
After Duane Eddy, you need to Rumble with Link Wray and Wraymen :yes:
Oh yeah, baby!
RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!
Where did you dig up this old "dog" of a recording? It should have died out long ago!
I thought I was listening to a golden oldie station that's broadcast out in the high desert!
skdenfeld wrote:
Wow! That has to be the most repeat posts I've ever seen!
Sorry,problem fixed,did not see it when it happened.Me :arrow: :eh: :iamwithstupid:
Wow! That has to be the most repeat posts I\'ve ever seen!
And in STEREO too!
I dedicate this song to a special friend in Pa. :jump: Rebel Rouser! thanx Bill!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I read somewhere that he got that guitar tone by recording this in a huge drainage culvert.
Correct, he set up a recorder at one end of a huge vessel and played his guitar at the other end - gives it that almost reverb sound, which is actually an echo that bounces back to the mic.
back to basics ... always refreshing
mgoldman wrote:
After Duane Eddy, you need to Rumble with Link Wray and Wraymen :yes:
Yes, let's Rumble with Link!
classic, influential
After Duane Eddy, you need to Rumble with Link Wray and Wraymen :yes:
Aaaarrgggghhhhhh!!!! I muted my player to avoid that horrendous Queen song and I missed this. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
aly25 wrote:
psh, I think this song rocks my socks. :bananajam:
Mine too! :bananajam:
Before the "British invasion." Thanks Brits!
hippie wrote:
And so does Hippie. Any one got a problem with that? :roflol: :cowboy:
not at all
wally42 wrote:
bill likes his surf music! :yes:
And so does Hippie. Any one got a problem with that? :roflol: :cowboy:
bill likes his surf music! :yes:
I read somewhere that he got that guitar tone by recording this in a huge drainage culvert.
optimusprime10 wrote:
this certainly is a racy tune! is this the song from blast from the past when brendan fraser is first up listening to the radio in the car with alycia silverstone?
I don't believe so. It is not listed on the soundtrack if it was in the film.
this certainly is a racy tune! is this the song from blast from the past when brendan fraser is first up listening to the radio in the car with alycia silverstone?
Great era for music. This ranks up there with rumble by Link Wray for bad ass 50's instrumentals.
Geecheeboy wrote:
OH my Gosh. My mom had this record. I used to play it over and over. Haven't heard it in probably 35 years. Thanks RP.
The kid down the street 40 years ago had this on a 45. He used to play it all the time. His mother was concerned, it was way too wild for her.
oh when the saints...
Exit2Eden wrote:
I always think of Forrest Gump running from those nasty boys in the old truck. RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!!
Exactly! :dance:
For some reason, I haven't been able to get RP to play on my computer at work until yesterday. I've missed you guys - mainly because of songs like this. Damn it's good to be back! :bananajam:
Exit2Eden wrote:
I always think of Forrest Gump running from those nasty boys in the old truck. RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!!!
Thank you! I was trying to remember what movie I had heard this in....
psh, I think this song rocks my socks. :bananajam:
OH my Gosh. My mom had this record. I used to play it over and over. Haven't heard it in probably 35 years. Thanks RP.
I thought this was a bit cheesy when it was first released. It still is.
Any music from the 50's and early 60's (well almost, I have to draw the line at Pat Boone and Anita Bryant) is always appreciated. Keep it coming! :dance: Am I the only one who hears parts of "CC Rider" in this?
Is it okay to admit that I only heard of Duane Eddy through Art of Noise? Back in 1986. Darn, it's a beautiful day out, this is playing, and now I want to go surfing, though I never have before. Surfed, that is.
My upload--thanks to B&R for adding it! A famous rock instrumental, often covered by other artists, though Duane Eddy was the *original* king of twang. Duane was one of the first rock stars of the lp album era; this is from his first and most highly regarded lp. His guitar sound is of course also very influential--you hear its echoes in everything from Santo and Johnny to Calexico.