This song comes from on of my favorite albums that The Ventures did called Ventures in Space. It just has such an unique and interesting sound to it. It leans from classic surf rock sound, to a dark, creepy, eerie or almost orchestral sound. One of the most iconic songs from the album is, “The Twilight Zone” which was used for the TV series. One interesting thing about this album is that all of the weird sounds heard on the album were not made with electronics, but were instead all done by instruments. That is something that you don’t come across often in this digital age and shows the true ingenuity that was The Ventures. If you want to listen to an out of this world sounding album I would check this one out.
Posting pretty early today, course I am actually home for once. Today’s tune is, Spoonful, played by Howling Wolf. The song was originally written by the awesome bass player and composer Willie Dixon. Willie did a recording of it himself, but wrote it for Howling Wolf to play. There have been covers of this song, and even a psychedelic version done by Howling Wolf as well, but this version in my opinion embodies that eerie and primal sound that blues can have.
P.S. best listened to at night during a full moon (as in tonight)
Here are the other versions:
I LOVE THIS BAND! They are on of the few new bands that I will listen to. They have just such a kick ass blues sound. You don’t hear that too much anymore. Here is a live version of the song; though the album one is nice, they just sound way more raw live
For your tune tonight I give you Iggy Pop & the Stooges and comes from there album, “Raw Power.” You can easily see the strong blues influence on this song and the rest of this album as well. I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a vintage CD of this album from Amazon. Reason for this is because when the new version of this album was remixed, it’s wasn’t done well. I will elaborate more on this another day; I am sure to post another song from this album.