10 Songs, 28 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s really no better way to stick it to the man than by blasting Davie Allan & The Arrows from your muscle car. And with Wild Angels and Other Themes, you get the best of the man (and his band) who scored all those cool biker flicks and teen-a-go-go exploitation movies from the mid- to late '60s. “Blues Theme” opens with turbo-boosted, high-octane guitar fuzz set to a groovy rhythm section, courtesy of Allan’s backing band The Arrows. The sound of multiple chopper engines being kickstarted introduces “Devil’s Angels,” the theme song to the motorcycle club led by Peter Fonda’s character, Heavenly Blues, in the 1966 movie The Wild Angels. Allan was credited for melding psychedelic biker rock with the springy reverb of surf-rock guitars, as heard in “Shape of Things to Come.” He also deviates from two-wheeled themes and cranks out an awesome rendition of “James Bond Theme” and Henry Mancini’s theme song to “Peter Gunn,” both sounding much more muscled than any of the original versions (especially the latter). Also check out Allan's reworking of “Batman Theme.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s really no better way to stick it to the man than by blasting Davie Allan & The Arrows from your muscle car. And with Wild Angels and Other Themes, you get the best of the man (and his band) who scored all those cool biker flicks and teen-a-go-go exploitation movies from the mid- to late '60s. “Blues Theme” opens with turbo-boosted, high-octane guitar fuzz set to a groovy rhythm section, courtesy of Allan’s backing band The Arrows. The sound of multiple chopper engines being kickstarted introduces “Devil’s Angels,” the theme song to the motorcycle club led by Peter Fonda’s character, Heavenly Blues, in the 1966 movie The Wild Angels. Allan was credited for melding psychedelic biker rock with the springy reverb of surf-rock guitars, as heard in “Shape of Things to Come.” He also deviates from two-wheeled themes and cranks out an awesome rendition of “James Bond Theme” and Henry Mancini’s theme song to “Peter Gunn,” both sounding much more muscled than any of the original versions (especially the latter). Also check out Allan's reworking of “Batman Theme.”

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