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Rockin' With Curly Leads
If The Shadows were going for a more up to date yet highly nostalgic instrumental pop beat, they truly succeeded on Rockin? With Curly Leads. Released after a three year layoff, following the death of long time Shadows bas... more »
If The Shadows were going for a more up to date yet highly nostalgic instrumental pop beat, they truly succeeded on Rockin? With Curly Leads. Released after a three year layoff, following the death of long time Shadows bassist John Rostill, the first ever solo album by Shadows founder/guitarist Hank B. Marvin and the joining of bass guitarist John Farrar, the disc offers a great crossection of riff-heavy rock and soaring pop ballads as only the The Shadows could invent. True to their roots as England?s greatest instrumental covers band, there?s also covers of The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' and a rousing, set-opening 'Pinball Wizard'. Never issued in the U.S., this recent EMI U.K. reissue of Rockin? With Curly Leads is the first ever release by the the band?s parent company. 2005.
Possibly the Shadows best album
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although not the traditional 60's Shadows sound, this album is possibly their best effort. Often the Shadows threw in a couple of (sometimes) decent vocals along with their instrumental numbers, but there are no vocals here. Instead, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett and John Farrar (with help from some friends)concentrate on instrumentals with a harder, more modern sound. As usual, the artistry is flawless and the arrangements and material are superior to their final few albums. Highly recommended for fans of pop/rock guitar instrumentals! Get it if you can."