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The Ventures - The Dynamic Venturesdotdotdot
artworkThis is a 1961 ep containing four tracks from the early days at Dolton.
Picks: Lullaby Of The Leaves

Track by Track Review


Wheels dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a precise rendering of The String-A-Longs' only hit "Wheels." While it's dryer, it's quite enjoyable. It's not that the energy is lower, but the sound seems less powerful despite less muting.

Lullaby Of The Leaves dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Among the most often requested of their vintage tunes, this is well surfed from a whammy point of view, but really is in the "Walk, Don't Run" mold stylistically. Excellent treatment.

Silver City dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Western theme with fine tremolo guitar and violins. Very film score, as opposed to rock.

Orange Fire dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Using a rhythm pattern they've used several times in their early days, "Orange Fire" has a familiar sound to it. Light weight and pretty jammy, it just doesn't rise to join their finer tracks.