Please help me identify this song!
January 14, 2017 6:26 PM   Subscribe

My partner and I are trying to identify a particular song that seems to be a staple of bar soundtracks, at least in Brooklyn.

Down-tempo, twangy guitars, with some reverb. My girlfriend describes it thusly: "... durn durn DURNNN! durn durn DURNNN!", followed by some notes going down the scales. There is also sort of a one-note guitar solo? It sounds like it should be on the soundtrack of a Quentin Tarantino film, if that gives a sense of the vibe. I would guess it was recorded in the 50s or 60s. It is not a surf rock song, or at least the tempo is much more relaxed.

Apologies for the lack of detail - I have a tin ear and no sense of rhythm.
posted by Transmissions From Vrillon to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is it Rumble by Link Wray? (Yes it is)
posted by bondcliff at 6:36 PM on January 14, 2017 [10 favorites]

You got it in one. Thank you!
posted by Transmissions From Vrillon at 7:12 PM on January 14, 2017

And it actually is on the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction.
posted by ELind at 7:45 PM on January 14, 2017 [4 favorites]

Here's a really great video of Jimmy Page listening to it and talking about the influence it had on him.
posted by bondcliff at 8:10 PM on January 14, 2017 [3 favorites]

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