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Surf Rock/Guitar Instrumentals Part 1 – The Ventures

For most Americans, surf-rock guitar instrumental music is most associated with the Ventures. Along with Hank Marvin and the Shadows in England, they pretty much set the standard in this genre. By the way, Swedish surf-rock fans, I have not forgotten about the Spotnicks, who I will also cover in a future post. The Ventures certainly owe a great deal to Dick Dale, who probably deserves credit for introducing surf rock, and other instrumental guitar pioneers like Link Wray, whose release Rumble was one of the first instrumental guitar hits, and Duane Eddy.

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September 14, 2007 at 1:50 pm 2 comments


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