”The Ventures have had an enduring impact on the development of music worldwide. The band was among the first to employ and popularize fuzz and flanging guitar effects, concept albums, and twelve-string guitars in rock music. Their instrumental virtuosity, innovation, and unique sound influenced a large number of musicians and bands, earning the group the moniker “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands”
The Ventures of Tacoma, Washington were one of the most influential instro rock bands of all times. They recorded 100s of albums and instros with styles ranged from r-billy, r’n’r, r&b to surf, garage rock and psychedelia. There are zillions of ‘best of’ collections out there but I think they do no justice to this legendary group. Mostly, the usual comps are too generic, made for geeks, concentrate on too much cover versions and not so attractive sides. So… Here’s another Surfadelic super-collection ingeniously made by Mr.Eliminator himself, just for your listening pleasure. It mainly contains original tunes with only few covers from their ’63 -’68 albums and singles. Of course emphasis is on fuzzed-out, rockin’ & surfin tunes. Stop action! It’s Super Surfadelic alright! Dig!!!
More ‘Ventures-style’ instro action in this real cool collection of 90’s garage/surf revival bands covering their favorite Ventures 60’s tunes. Cool stuff: Space Cossacks – Journey To The Stars, The Fathoms – Walk Don’t Run, Eddie Angel & The Omega Men – Stop Action, The Hypnomen – Go-Go Slow The Boss Martians – Guitar Freakout, The Bomboras – The Ninth Wave, Davie Allan & The Arrows – Lullaby Of The Leaves, The Tiki Tones – Swingin’ Creeper, Satan’s Pilgrims – Escape-Psychedelic Venture, The Huntington Cads – Sha La La, Ivan Pongracic – Moon Child… Dig!!!
This is ’66 compilation LP, one of my favorite Ventures’ slabs. It contains tunes from various Ventures albums but with different titles from originals as Wild Action is actually ”Action Plus” from ”Where The Action Is!” lp, Bird Swingers [”Bird Rockers”] and Lonely Karen [”Lonely Girl”] from ’65. lp ”Knock Me Out!”, Blue Guitar [”Ravin’ Blue”], Moon Journey [”Journey To The Stars”], Runnin’ Strong [”Runnin’ Wild”] and Dancin’ With Steve [”Walkin’ With Plutofrom”] all from ’64. lp ”The Fabulous Ventures”, Puncher [”Cruncher” from ’63. lp ”Surfing”] and Cathy’s Theme [”Night Stick” from ’65. lp ”A Go-Go”]. Some real cool Fuzz ‘n’ twang instro action in …visual sound STEREO Surfadelic vinyl rip!