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The Monday 3: Playlist 04

Posted by: topher 6 years, 11 months ago

Introducing The Monday 3! I'll keep it short and sweet on this weekly playlist that helps you discover the best in beachy, surfy, feel-good music from around the world.

This week we are going to highlight a great American instrumental band that wrote some of the best wordless surf riffs period. The Ventures.

"Their instrumental virtuosity, experimentation with guitar effects, and unique sound laid the groundwork for innumerable groups, earning them the moniker "The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands". While their popularity in the United States waned in the 1970s, the group remains revered in Japan, where they still tour regularly to this day.

If you don't know who they are, you'll sure recognize them once you press play.

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