So here's a question for you: name the 60s sixth biggest seller in the US Top album charts? The Beach Boys? The Rolling Stones perhaps? How about the Monkees?
The Dave Clarke Five maybe? Yup, the instrumental quartet who began their chart life in with Walk Don't Run out-sold all of those during music's most exciting decade. In fact they were the first rock band to realise the potential of LP sales with no less that 33 entries in the US album charts 37 if you extend the time frame up to And yet it's strange that they are Walk Dont Run - Various - From The Vaults And More From The Vaults (CD) accorded so little acknowledgement in their own country where they have not even been inducted into The Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame.
It's even stranger when you realise the key role that the band played in popularising the electric guitar worldwide. Particularly in Japan where the Ventures kick-started the entire rock market, even out-selling the Beatles by Walk Dont Run - Various - From The Vaults And More From The Vaults (CD) ratio of two-to-one during their mids peak. The problem is that when rock culture was first written at the beginning of the s it was decided that the Ventures were not hip. In those revolutionary days the worst crime a band could be accused of was desiring to sell lots of records and the Ventures were clearly guilty of that.
Worse still, Walk Dont Run - Various - From The Vaults And More From The Vaults (CD), they were all approaching forty, played short identifiable tunes, and a trip Walk Dont Run - Various - From The Vaults And More From The Vaults (CD) them was most likely a journey to the seaside. Anything can be forgiven in rock'n'roll - except for fashion crimes. Time moved so fast in the 60s that most of what the Ventures had achieved in the early part of the decade had already been forgotten by the end.
They established the three guitars and drums line-up as the classic rock formation, in the process laying down the ground work for the wave of instrumental surf bands who soon followed in their wake. Keith Richards may like to claim he introduced the fuzz guitar with Satisfaction inbut the Ventures put out the fuzz extravaganza 2,lb Bee way back in Their Ventures In Space" album from was much loved by Keith Moon for its radical, pioneering sounds, and by the mids the band were producing the heaviest sounds around.
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