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Damaged Goods

“Damaged Goods” was the “B-Side” to the Ventures 1963 single “Ninth Wave”. It was never released on an album. It has a rather interesting story (I love interesting stories):

According to the book “Walk Don’t Run: the Story of the Ventures”, the Ventures were commissioned to provide the score for a movie entitled¬†“Damaged Goods”. The group believed it was to be a remake of a 1954 action film, “Forbidden Cargo”,¬† about smuggling on the high seas. They renamed and re-recorded a previously unreleased track to be the title theme. Song writing credit was given to Bob Bogle’s wife Carol Bedford.

However, when the film was released, it turned out to be a remake of a 1937 film titled “Forbidden Desire” which was about a popular high-school athlete who contracts venereal disease from a prostitute.¬† Oopsie.

Needless to say the group was none too pleased about this and thus never promoted the track, which is actually pretty good.

My arrangement is based on the original.

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