3 Guitar Solos To Represent “The Ventures In Space” Album By The Ventures
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Stellar Guitar Work
“The Ventures in Space” has a futuristic feel to it. It’s wild and chaotic – foreshadowing the psychedelic era. At the time, it was their most experimental record yet. In all the ways that matter, this is a landmark album – influencing musicians like Keith Richards, George Harrison, John Fogerty, and Joe Walsh.
The musicianship is superb and overall, it’s a solid and tight studio effort. The highlight, of course, is The Ventures’ guitar work. Not surprisingly, it has aged well. Check out the key tracks below.
3. “He Never Came Back”
Our only issue with this is that it’s way too short for us, clocking in at a little over two minutes. It’s catchy, infectious, and addicting. It’s mighty hard not to get into it. That intro alone hooks you in.
Fast paced and a bit manic, it has some bizarre sounds but still doesn’t take away anything from the stellar guitar work. It’s like surf music meets Star Wars – proof that The Ventures were ahead of their time.
1. “Twilight Zone”
It’s kind of spooky and mysterious but somehow hypnotic and magical too. It wraps up “The Ventures in Space” and there’s no better closing number than this.