The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
As one of the foremost instrumental surf rock bands of their day, the Ventures produced what seemed like endless collections of standard tunes in their unique beachy style. Originally released in 1962, The Ventures Play Telstar is one of the band's more recognizable titles. Covering a vast array of early-'60s hit paraders, the album is kicked off by a rival surf band's huge hit. "Telstar" was a hit earlier that same year in a much wobblier Joe Meek-produced version by interstellar outliers the Tornados. Taking on a few Latin-tinged easy listening numbers made famous by Herb Alpert as well as Booker T. & the MG's' soul groover "Green Onions," the record hits these ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
As one of the foremost instrumental surf rock bands of their day, the Ventures produced what seemed like endless collections of standard tunes in their unique beachy style. Originally released in 1962, The Ventures Play Telstar is one of the band's more recognizable titles. Covering a vast array of early-'60s hit paraders, the album is kicked off by a rival surf band's huge hit. "Telstar" was a hit earlier that same year in a much wobblier Joe Meek-produced version by interstellar outliers the Tornados. Taking on a few Latin-tinged easy listening numbers made famous by Herb Alpert as well as Booker T. & the MG's' soul groover "Green Onions," the record hits these numbers with a varied degree of inspiration. Despite a somewhat wooden performance on many of the tracks, the hard-panned stereo production makes for a very big sound. While reading somewhere between campy and nostalgic in the context of the decades that followed, The Ventures Play Telstar is still a high point in the band's overwhelming discography, and as strong a sample of early-'60s commercially viable surf rock as you're likely to find.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2012
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771628824
  • Catalog Number: 6288
  • Sales rank: 18,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Telstar (2:40)
  2. 2 The Lonely Bull (2:12)
  3. 3 Mexico (2:27)
  4. 4 Calcutta (2:11)
  5. 5 Apache (3:11)
  6. 6 Never On Sunday (2:15)
  7. 7 Tequila (2:47)
  8. 8 Green Onions (2:09)
  9. 9 Percolator (2:14)
  10. 10 Red River Rock (2:22)
  11. 11 Let There Be Drums (2:21)
  12. 12 Last Night (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Ventures Primary Artist
Nokie Edwards Guitar, Bass Guitar
Don Wilson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bob Bogle Guitar, Bass Guitar
Mel Taylor Drums
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Joe Meek Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Jerry Lordan Composer
Chips Moman Composer
Richard Podolor Composer
Lewis Steinberg Composer
Manos Hadjidakis Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
Bob Irwin Mastering
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