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Though Bobby Fuller is known for a handful of hits—"I Fought the Law," "Let Her Dance," "Love's Made a Fool of You"—his complete legacy includes some of the most brutal rock performances of the '60s. This second installment of Norton's early days in El Paso includes live recordings from Fuller's home tape recorder made between 1962 and 1964. Although the tapes came from a primitive source, the sound is surprisingly sharp and powerful. Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" jumps out of the speakers. Studio recordings capture a well-tuned early rock 'n' roll band. Fuller's admiration for fellow Texan Buddy Holly is in full evidence with "Fool of Love," "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care," "Not Fade Away," and "Peggy Sue/ Pamela." For surf guitar, few tracks measure up to Fuller's version of "Miserlou," complete with glorious reverb. Several of these tunes would show up later in Fuller's career, including the incredible "It's Love Come What May," "My Own True Love," and "Take My Word."


Born: October 22, 1942 in Baytown, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s

With his blatant reverence for Buddy Holly, fellow Texan Bobby Fuller was a bit of an anomaly in the mid-'60s. Wielding a Stratocaster guitar and a brash, full sound, at his best Fuller sounded like Holly might have, had he survived into the '60s. Cracking the Top 30 in 1966 with a cover of Holly's "Love's Made a Fool of You" and the Top Ten with "I Fought the Law" (written by one-time Cricket Sonny Curtis), Fuller had just become a star when he died in mysterious circumstances in a parked car in...
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El Paso Rock: Volume 2 More Early Recordings, Bobby Fuller
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1996

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