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The Haunted Pad: British Instrumental Guitar Music of The Sixties Part One 1960-61

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: El
  • ASIN: B008EOQV52
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Halycon days of British instrumental guitar pop were in the early sixties, sandwiched between 'What do You Want' and 'She Loves You'. The disc that sparked the revolution was The Shadows' Apache, the summer hit of 1960 in the UK. It was flanked by 'Hit and Miss' by The John Barry Seven (the snappy new theme of Juke Box Jury) and The Ventures' Walk Don't Run; by Duane Eddy and by Johnny & the Hurricanes. Bert Weedon enjoyed four instrumental Top 20 hits that year. Apache captured the public's imagination and brought instrumental guitar music squarely into the mainstream and a real treasure chest of highly individualistic groups emerged in the wake of The Shadows success; all encouraged by the recent expansion of the UK single chart to a Top 50. Big Jim Sullivan's Krew Kats (formerly Marty Wilde's backing band, The Wildcats) were out of the top drawer and can only wonder what might have been. Still, drummer Brian Bennett and bassist Licorice Locking went on to replace Tony Meehan and Jet Harris in the Shadows and Sullivan himself became Britain's premier session guitarist. Impressive also, The Scorpions, whose searing Rockin' at the Phil' has been described as 'possibly the zenith of UK rock'n'roll guitar playing as we know it'. 'Cat's Eyes' and 'Flyover by The Ted Taylor Four, pop art singles distinguished by space-age interplay between guitarist Bob Rogers and Taylor's keyboards. The Phantoms, from Cambridge, who encountered phenomenal success in Scandinavia and made it their home and the guitarists Rhet Stoller and Judd Proctor, who were able to combine virtuosity with teen appeal. Just months before 'Telstar', the 'Alchemist of Pop', Joe Meek, came with two astonishing instrumental guitar recordings, The Outlaws 'Dream of the West', a Wild West concept album released before the end of '61(!), and The Moontrekkers' ghoulish 'Night of the Vampire', which infiltrated the Top 50 at around the same time but was banned by the BBC as 'unsuitable for people of a nervous disposition', Nero and the Gladiators also fell foul of Broadcasting House; daring to compress Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King into 1.57 of guitar noise and playfully dressing as Romans got them banned 'on the grounds of poor taste.'

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CD .. Instrumental

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-blended mixture 8 Sep 2012
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'The Haunted Pad Vol. 1' is a sort of expanded version of the LP '20 Classic Instrumentals' issued by See for miles in the 80's. This CD offers 35 tracks though - with a playing time about 79 mins. Furthermore, some of the tracks seem to have been given the 'Beatle'- treatment, resulting in an enhanced sound quality. 'Gypsy Beat' by the Packabeats and 'Jack's Good' by the Krew Kats never sounded better - primarely due to a tight and defined bass sound. As always with collections of this kind, not everything will be to everyone's liking. I find the 4 offerings by The Ted Taylor four rather bland and uninteresting. I also could have wished for some trivia regarding labels and dates of original releases. That aside - this is a super compilation for anyone interested in guitar instrumentals of the 60's
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the haunted pad cd part one 31 Oct 2012
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Now this what I call a great instro cd from the sixites. Every one a winner putting this together someone must love the music.
This is very good place to start if you are into instrumentls,great value for money 35 tracks. I hope vol 2 will be as good.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars instro gems 11 Oct 2012
By terry s
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using the cover of an eagles soundtrack from the film some people
this disc has some really good instrumentals on it
good tracks like Judd Proctor, Rhet Stoller. Nero and the gladiators
and others all good.I would recommend this disc to anyone interested
in British instrumentals
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what it says on the packet! 1 Dec 2013
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The track listing on the Amazon site is not quite what is on the CD, although the track listing on the CD itself is correct. I have no problem with the quality of the music or the mastering, except that the one track I bought it for was not on the CD! Ted Taylor 4, M1. This track is actually on the companion CD called Whap! (I think), which means buying two CDs to get one track,, which seems rather OTT... If Amazon's track listing had been correct, I would have given the album 5 stars.
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