The Ventures,--Walk dont run

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Slaphound, May 26, 2007.

  1. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    I just saw an ad on for a "Best of the Ventures" cd. Any one know more than "WAlk dont Run"?
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I listened to the best of the ventures at a friends house, can't recall any tunes, but they were all really fun.
  3. I have a record of how to play guitar with the ventures. It's actually really funny.
  4. no it's not.

    buy the album... you'll be amazed. the songs are awesome.
  5. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    Nokie Edwards is a great guitarist. The Ventures have influenced a lot of players and get very little recognition for it. There was a campaign to get them inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but I haven't seen how it's turned out yet.

    Have you heard the "Live in Japan '65" album (not sure of the exact title)? It's very good. Nokie's solos on "Wipeout" and "Bulldog" are great!

    I saw them live once and they are very dynamic and full sounding.
  6. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I remember having to learn some of their songs for a 3 piece show I did, not the most thrilling material, even from that era!
  7. i don't agree... i love listening to it & the thril is in the sounds & how tight they are.
    Their "hits" are the most boring songs. it's when you get into their not-so-famous songs that they get really, really cool.

    they are like the "white meters" :)
  8. ducknturtle


    Dec 28, 2006
    New Jersey
    They were a great band with a completely unique sound that was simultaneously recognizable within two notes.
  9. i couldn't have said it better myself.
  10. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA

    I only have the Ventures' albums from the Nokie years. His playing with the Ventures is relatively simple, but his touch and tone are amazing. If you want to hear him burn it up, check out his country tunes. I have some tapes of him sitting in with my dad's band back in the day, and there is an incredible presense of Nokie's genius. Whether he is playing a complicated run or a simple riff, his voice shines.
  11. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Great band and CD Steve , good times ! :bassist:

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