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Quite a Party: 24 Great Instrumental Bands Play the Fireballs [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B000BEZQ3G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 410,359 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Quite A Party - Bill Kirchen
2. Rik-A-Tik - The Lively Ones
3. Bulldog - The Ventures
4. Sugar Shack - Dave Wronski & Pete Curry
5. El Ringo - Wes Dakus & His Rebels
6. Panic Button - The Belairs
7. Chief Whoopin - Koff - The Nortons
8. Vaquero - The Tornadoes
9. Find Me A Golden Street - The Shadows
10. Torquay - The Electras
11. Las Vegas Scene - 3 Balls Of Fire
12. Clink Clink Classic - John Blair & Marty Tippens
13. Blue Fire - The Vibrants
14. Moonshot (Gunshot) - The Spotnicks
15. Dumbo - The Torquays
16. Nearly Sunrise - The String-A-Longs
17. Fireball - Paul Johnson
18. Alone - The Spartans
19. Really Big Time - The Glasgow Tiki Shakers
20. Foot Tapper - The Challengers
See all 24 tracks on this disc

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• A treat for instrumental fans as Ace release a CD centered on the Fireballs’ guitarist – songwriter – bandleader George Tomsco.

• The Fireballs influenced many other artists including the Shadows, Mark Knopfler and numerous surf bands, one of which featured a presidential candidate. Here are some contemporary and original artists performing titles recorded and mostly written by George Tomsco, which were performed by the Fireballs.

• 12 of the tracks are previously unreleased and have been specially recorded for this CD by project co-ordinator Burnin’ Mike Vernon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars For true instrumental collectors 3 Aug 2012
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
The other review on here says more about the reviewer than the CD-that he must be a Rock Critic.And that's not the kind of person this collection of Fireballs covers is aimed at.
All that work all those tracks and some bozo shoots it down
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the party ? 16 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In all honesty: Some of the 24 instrumental bands represented here, are not great at all ! In fact 2-3 tracks ought to have been dismissed altogether. Among these the contribution of later presidential candidate John Kerry and his band 'the Electras'. Although this mixed bag of newer and older versions of Fireballs tunes covers mostly 'OK' performances and only a few highligths, it is once again demonstrated, that the spirit of the sixties really is the main ingredient of the guitar instrumental.
The Nortons' version of 'Chief whoop-in-koff' (Great Title) is very good because it adds a tremolo rythm guitar wich really brings out a different aspect of the tune. Sadly this does not apply to The Spotnicks' 'Moonshot' (Gunshot). Here the compiler has opted for a 2003 re-recording which is only a faint (dare I say echo ?) of the original single version of 1962, with its sublime 'space'-treatment of the tune.
The last track on the CD is 'Almost paradise' by Jerry Macneish and Vi Petty. With its bland guitarsound, blended with some 80's stringer-device and Vi Petty's ornamentally overloaded show-off piano, its more like 'Almost hell' - and it certainly ain't what I call Rock'n'roll.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a Party 4 Feb 2013
By Ed Gerosa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've always been a Fireballs fan and this cd is a great tribute to a great instrumental band.These bands are great and are almost as good as the fireballs.A+++
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