Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers: Unreleased 60s Gems from the Ventures, Fireballs, Rondels

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Too often, rock & roll instrumentals are considered filler when they were often a pivotal part of the pre-Beatles rock & roll experience. Ace's 2013 collection Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers doesn't collect the best of that forgotten era -- the title itself is a tip-off that the compilation concentrates on oddities, not known quantities -- but by balancing 13 rare singles with 13 previously unreleased sides, the compilation re-creates an era when echoed guitars could be a groovy thing in and of itself. Certainly, there are times when the surging rhythms recall surf rock -- many of these bands are Californian and even if they weren't, the rush of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Too often, rock & roll instrumentals are considered filler when they were often a pivotal part of the pre-Beatles rock & roll experience. Ace's 2013 collection Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers doesn't collect the best of that forgotten era -- the title itself is a tip-off that the compilation concentrates on oddities, not known quantities -- but by balancing 13 rare singles with 13 previously unreleased sides, the compilation re-creates an era when echoed guitars could be a groovy thing in and of itself. Certainly, there are times when the surging rhythms recall surf rock -- many of these bands are Californian and even if they weren't, the rush of cascading waves was an irresistible temptation to mimic -- but some groups have a CinemaScope bent to their sonic vistas while other bands get down and dirty, concentrating not on the melody but the rhythm. Others gussy up familiar melodies -- the Champs, famed for "Tequila," give "South of the Border" a bit of a cinematic swing, Johnny & the Hurricanes rock "Red River Rock '67" pretty hard, while elsewhere they turn "Glo Worm" inside-out as "The Psychedelic Worm" -- but this should never be thought of as progressive music: these are working bands, from the garage to the studio, cranking out music designed to keep the dancefloor hopping; trends be considered but ultimately damned.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 029667057028
  • Catalog Number: 1193363
  • Sales rank: 34,738

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures (2:07)
  2. 2 Night Creature - The Gigolos (2:31)
  3. 3 Wax 'Em Down - The Avantis (2:01)
  4. 4 The Psychedelic Worm - Johnny & the Hurricanes (2:20)
  5. 5 Skokiaan - The Titans (1:54)
  6. 6 Zombie - Rondels (1:57)
  7. 7 White Water - Reveliers (1:46)
  8. 8 La Pobracita - The Fireballs (1:52)
  9. 9 Murfreesboro - The Ventures (2:28)
  10. 10 South of the Border - The Champs (1:55)
  11. 11 Car Hop - Exports (2:06)
  12. 12 The Spur - The Ventures (1:25)
  13. 13 Nashville West (One More Time) - Billy Joe & The Checkmates (2:22)
  14. 14 Tor-Chula - The Impacts (2:43)
  15. 15 Ain't That Rain - The Fireballs (2:02)
  16. 16 Patch - Reveliers (2:15)
  17. 17 Goochy Bamba - Richie Allen (2:20)
  18. 18 Crying in the Rain - The Titans (2:03)
  19. 19 Red River Rock '67 - Johnny & the Hurricanes (2:44)
  20. 20 Sabrosa - The Ventures (2:08)
  21. 21 The Drifter - Billy Joe & The Checkmates (1:55)
  22. 22 Lock Lomond Rock - The Ramrods (2:00)
  23. 23 Flat Tyre - Reveliers (2:15)
  24. 24 Showboat - Rondels (2:16)
  25. 25 Ghost Train - The Swanks (2:08)
  26. 26 Run Don't Walk - The Ventures (1:59)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Bobby Jones Composer
Ray Pizzi Composer
Wayne Johnson Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Norman Petty Composer
John Barbata Composer
Dave Burke Liner Notes, Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Bill Cooper Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Howard Greenfield Composer
James Kennedy Composer
Lennie Petze Composer, Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Richard Podolor Composer, Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
John Smith Composer
Alan Taylor Liner Notes
Dave Wilkinson Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Gerry McGee Composer
Tony Rounce Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
George Tomsco Composer
Judd Hamilton Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Johnny Paris Arranger, Composer
Pat Vegas Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Gary Winburne Composer
David Wilkinson Composer
Barbara Tomsco Composer
Michael Carr Composer
Traditional Composer
Danny Hamilton Composer
Joe Melendrez Composer
Gary Paxton Composer
Thomas Nunes Composer
Lenny Collins Composer
Bob Taylor Composer
August Musarurgwa Composer
Claire Litke Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
James Petze Composer
Jack Revelle Composer
Gerry Porges Composer
George McLellan Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
George Falaney Composer
Don Beckwith Composer
Robert Holmquist Composer
Otha Libby Composer
Nicky Latteo Composer
Lou Holly Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Lee Libby Memorabilia, Photo Courtesy
Vic Rogers Composer
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