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(Repertoire) 23 tracks  - 23 of the best known instrumental smashes feature on one superbly... more

Various: Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD)

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23 of the best known instrumental smashes feature on one superbly packaged CD. It includes 1960s hits from the like of Johnny & The Hurricanes and Sandy Nelson and 1970s chart hits from Cozy Powell, Frank Zappas ‘Peaches En Regalia‘ amongst others. Nearly every track is a Top 20 smash hit. Watch out for this super package.
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Who cares about the singer?

Now who would dare say such a churlish thing? Most likely the guitarist, keyboard player and drummer in any group you care to mention. As concerned, it is the singer, with his gold lame suit and torrent of fancy lyrics always the star attraction. Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson - these are the guys who steal the show and dance their way into the headlines. It's the vocalist who captures the hearts of screaming girls and not the rhythm guitarist

But without a band... well, there could be no pop music of kind (unless, as is increasingly the case, producers and singers turn to samples and drum machines for support). However, in the heyday of pop and rock from the 1960s onwards, there was a vast pool of musical talent, often feeling frustrated and desperate to play more than a few solos and a basic backing beat. The answer was simple. Cried out the rebellious musicians: 'Why not form our own band - without a singer!?'

The result was a whole plethora of instrumentali groups who often became just as successful as their vocalising comrades. Defying all logic and received wisdom, such groups as The Tornados and The Ventures soared to the top the charts.

The secret was to record tunes that had just the right kind of catchy feel to tickle the public's fancy. An instantly recognisable sound was also crucial. Whether it aws the eerie keyboards of  The Tornados or the echoing guitars of The Ventures, there ensure a hit - even with the most unpromising material. And not only guitar and keyboard bands scored instrumental hits.

Show bands, orchestras and even solo drummers made their way into the Top Ten, while groups more usually noted for their vocal work also tried out instrumental numbers. Our CD certainly brings together a diverse and fascinating collection of bands and artists, playing such ditties as 'Telstar' and 'Cast Your Fate To The Wind' which grabbed the public's attention without so much as a peep from a singer.


Article properties: Various: Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD)

  • Interpret: Various

  • Album titlle: Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD)

  • Label REPERTOIRE

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4009910472224

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Various - Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD) CD 1
01 And Then There Were Drums NELSON, Sandy
02 The Swinging Creeper VENTURES
03 Red River Rock JOHNNY & HURRICANES
04 Peter Gunn EDDY, Duane
05 Telstar TORNADOS
06 In The Hall Of The Mountain King NERO & GLADIATORS
07 Nut Rocker BUMBLE, B. & STINGERS
08 Red Cabbage JAY, Peter & JAYWALKERS
09 Early Bird BRASSEUR, Andre
10 William Tell Twist BROWN, Ricky & HI-LITES
11 Das Totenschiff ROLLICKS
12 Cry For A Shadow BEATLES
13 Cast Your Fate To The Wind SOUNDS ORCHESTRAL
14 The Avengers JOHNSON ORCHESTRA, Laurie
15 Melissa THOMAS SOUND ORCHESTRA, Peter
16 Happy Times MOESSER'S MUSIC, Peter
17 Man Of Action REED ORCHESTRA, Les
18 Peaches En Regalia ZAPPA, Frank
19 Cobra QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
20 Black Bill EDMUNDS, Dave
21 Guiding Light SPRINGWATER
22 Man In Black POWELL, Cozy
23 Barber's Rock BZN
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Tracklist
Various - Instrumental Nuggets Vol.2 (CD) CD 1
01 And Then There Were Drums
02 The Swinging Creeper
03 Red River Rock
04 Peter Gunn
05 Telstar
06 In The Hall Of The Mountain King
07 Nut Rocker
08 Red Cabbage
09 Early Bird
10 William Tell Twist
11 Das Totenschiff
12 Cry For A Shadow
13 Cast Your Fate To The Wind
14 The Avengers
15 Melissa
16 Happy Times
17 Man Of Action
18 Peaches En Regalia
19 Cobra
20 Black Bill
21 Guiding Light
22 Man In Black
23 Barber's Rock