Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music for the Young
Richard A Boyce Jr | U.S. | 12/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD brings back a lot of wonderful memories. Even though I wasn't born even close to the sixties, I love The Ventures and their music. I am only 21 years old and even though I listen to new stuff also, The Ventures are the best instrumental group of all time. My Dad got me into The Ventures when I was very young. He and I would listen to his very old and scratched records of the Ventures. The album Swamp Rock has always been my favorite and it brings feelings of joy when I hear it. My Dad just passed away this past summer from cancer and when I listen to The Ventures, he is right there with me. The Ventures Swamp Rock is true southern rock."
This is the Ventures at a creative best!
Richard A Boyce Jr | 01/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had both these albums when they were first released almost 30 years ago, and receiving this CD on Christmas '98, I still feel The Ventures were breaking new ground that sounds as fresh today as it did then. The first 14 songs are from the Hawii 5-0 record are all very well arranged with a full horn section. The Swamp Rock album is very interesting, because like the Hawii 5-0 album they went into a totally different genre. It has the taste or feel of the "bayou". The writing and arranging is done very well. Listen especially to "Carry Me Back", "Plaquemines Parish", "Swamp Rock", and "Catfish Mud Dance"."
Christopher Covais | ny | 04/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hawaii Five O was part of a string of albums by The Ventures in which their style, along with their personell was changing. Guitarist, Nokie Edwards left and Gerry McGee came in and The Ventures new sound was born. It was not much different from their old style, but anyone could tell the differences between Telstar and Hawaii Five O, the albums. This was the third change in The Ventures musical style. They went from surf, to pop/rock, and then to more agressive, but tame rock. This wouldn't be the last change. Two major other changes occured. Anyway, this album isn't that bad, and an early Ventures fan would like it two. The group does a beautiful version of Aquarious/Let The Sunshine In. If you like this album, you'll like The Horse, and Underground Fire."