The Ventures Wild Things!, limited edition colored vinyl LP
The Ventures' guitar-driven instrumental sound was the genesis of the "surf-music" genre. The height of their popularity was in the 1960s. They have sold more than 110 million albums during the course of their long career and, at one point, had five albums in the US Billboard Top 100 at the same time.
Staying consistent with other globally appealing theme albums like The Ventures' Beach Party and Super Psychedelics, the band opt for a mod, go-go spin on 1966's Wild Things! Along with high-profile covers like "Wild Thing," "Summer in the City," and "The Work Song," some respectable originals like "Wild Trip," and "Fuzzy and Wild" are also included. With the aid of their fuzztone- friendly Mosrite guitars, the group keep things sufficiently grainy and hard-edged throughout; the occasional Farfisa organ, Peter Lorre impersonation ("Wild Thing"), and Martin Denny exotica flourish help balance out the mix.
|1. Wild Thing||2. Fuzzy And Wild||3. Sweet Pea||4. Wild And Wooly||5. Wild Child||6. Summer in the City||7. The Pied Piper||8. Wild Trip||9. Hanky Panky||10. Wildcat||11. How Now Wild Cow||12. The Work Song|