Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. What a great tv series and title soundtrack the other items are competent not spectacular, pricey, without extra tracks. Great product. Load more international reviews. One person found this helpful. I casually ordered this album -- just to get the Hawaii Five-O theme song -- which I find inspiring. I casually let the rest of the album play -- after listening to that theme song [at the start of the album] -- twice.
Okay, already knowing I really liked that song -- I was still thrilled by the [seeming] skill, precision and enthusiasm. Then, I casually let the other songs play -- still not expecting much. WELL, the [ongoing] skill, precision and enthusiasm radiating from all these songs -- caused me to greatly wonder if such musical artistry was respected at all in general.
The answer is related to the review title that is a well-known quote -- that I learned of after some quick research online. They are rated by some as the best-selling instrumental rock band ever -- and are fully worthy of this and that bands quote about them.
This edition sounds fantastic. Did the Ventures re-record this album or something? Were the original band members involved? Really enjoying it. I was just looking for the Hawaii 5. Listen and decide for yourself. I hope the original members were involved and are profiting, but even if not, this thing stands strong on its own. They released one vocal single "Cookies and Coke" , then recruited bassist Nokie Edwards and drummer Skip Moore and decided to instead become an instrumental group.
Released on Blue Horizon in , the single "Walk-Don't Run" became a big local hit after being aired as a news lead-in on a Seattle radio station thanks to a friend with connections. In an ironic twist, Dolton Records came calling and licensed the single for national distribution; by summer , it had risen to number two in the charts, behind only "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley. After Howie Johnson replaced Moore on drums, the Ventures began recording their debut album, unsurprisingly titled after their hit single.
Two singles, "Perfidia" and "Ram-Bunk-Shush," hit the Top 40 during , but the Ventures soon began capitalizing on what became a trademark: releasing LPs which featured songs very loosely arranged around a theme implied in the title. The Ventures put their indelible stamp on each style of '60s music they covered, and they covered many -- twist, country, pop, spy music, psychedelic, swamp, garage, TV themes.
In the '70s, the band moved on to funk, disco, reggae, soft rock and Latin music. The Ventures' lineup changed slightly during Howie Johnson left the band, to be replaced by session man Mel Taylor; also, Nokie Edwards took over lead guitar with Bob Bogle switching to bass.
One of the few LPs not arranged around a theme became their best-selling; 's The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull featured a cover of the number one instrumental hit by the British studio band the Tornadoes and produced by Joe Meek. Though their cover of "Telstar" didn't even chart, the album hit the Top Ten and became the group's first of three gold records. A re-write of their signature song -- entitled "Walk-Don't Run '64" -- reached number eight that year. By the mid-'60s however, the Ventures appeared to be losing their touch.
Considering the volatility of popular music during the time, it was quite forgivable that the group would lose their heads-up knowledge of current trends in the music industry to forecast which songs should be covered. The television theme "Hawaii Five-O" hit number four in , but the Ventures slipped off the American charts for good in Instead, the band began looking abroad for attention and -- in Japan especially -- they found it with gusto.
The group eventually sold over 40 million records in that country alone, becoming one of the biggest American influences on Japanese pop music ever. Nokie Edwards left the Ventures in to pursue his interest in horse racing for a time, and was replaced by Gerry McGee; though he returned by , Mel Taylor left the group that year for a solo career, to be replaced by Joe Barile.
Taylor also returned, in By the early '80s, the Ventures' core quartet of Wilson, Bogle, Edwards, and Taylor could boast of playing together for over 20 years. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Great songs from the 60s. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote.
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