The Ventures are not only the longest surviving and biggest selling instrumental group in the world, but also the most productive. In this wide-ranging book, which incorporates invaluable contributions by Dave Peckett, Alan Taylor & Gerry Woodage, Malcolm Campbell assembles and classifies a staggering 563 entries representing the group’s sixties recorded output: Driving Guitars, a companion volume to A POCKET GUIDE TO SHADOW MUSIC, provides for the first time a potted history and commentary for every one of those titles. If you have ever wondered where a particular song originated from, or been curious and confused about the recordings that the band made exclusively for the Japanese market, then this fascinating book will not only illuminate the darkness but also thoroughly entertain the reader in the process.
Published 28 July 2008 / ISBN 978-0-9535567-5-5 / 432 pages – check out more information HERE.
This book is now out of print.
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