Thursday, April 28, 2011

Final Thursday Forgotten Music: The Shadows: Shadows are Go!

The Shadows were to the UK what the Ventures were to the USA, or the Ventures were to the USA what the Shadows were to the UK…. Which is all to say that they were an instrumental rock group who were popular in the UK and other parts of the world during the 1960s. Sound wise they were more laid back and less raunchy than Link Wray and even Duane Eddy.

Shadows are go is a solid compilation of their recordings from the 60s. It’s a well put together over view of a band in their heyday. It has several of their hits and other tracks of note. The danger with instrumental music is that it can all sound too much the same or too all over the place. The Shadows are go is a nice mix of sounds that never wander too far afield. It also avoids gimmicks and pandering cover songs. If you like instrumental rock, or if you want to expose a young person or old person for that matter to something different.

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1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Solid twang, and maybe just a little more adventurous than the Yanks...