Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Telstar/The Original Hits
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock
Steve | USA | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I encourage anyone young or old to purchace this CD. This band is not well heard of in younger generations, but people 50 and over will no who the tornadoes are when they here there hit song "telstar" My grandfather who has now passed gave me the old 45 vinyl of this band. The song Telstar was his favorite. Everytime i hear it I begin to weep. This band is powerful, and gives the impression of a cloudy day in london in the 1950's. So do yourself a favor and buy this cd, and let the tornadoes pick you up and blow you away."
I am a kid but i love the tornadoes!!!
Steve | 10/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm only 12, but i heard the tornadoes on an old eight track. I fell in love with the sound and i did some research. I have this cd and some old records of theirs too. So just to let you know, kids know who the tornadoes are!!!!!P.S. I am a very strange kid!!!!!!!!!"
Unless you're a diehard fan, the only Tornados album you'll
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even though it is often forgotten today, there was one British rock song to chart before the Beatles invaded America. The Tornado's immortal instrumental single "Telstar" hit number one on the charts over a year before "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was unleashed on the American public, and deservedly so. It's one of the best instrumentals ever, and certainly one of the most unique. It is also the masterpeice of both the group and the infamous producer Joe Meek. It is by far the best song on the compilation, but the other songs are also very good. The Tornados were one of the most unique instrumental groups, and their style is a hybrid of space-age pop and surf rock, resulting in surreal yet catchy and occasionaly quite beautiful songs. The best non-American 60's instrumental rock by far. If you enjoy the album, I suggest you pick up the Joe Meek compilation availible on Razor & Tie Records entitled "It's Hard to Beleive It" (and vice versa). Both albums are out of print but not especially hard to track down."