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Posted: Oct 27, 2008 9:14 am
I'm talking about instrumentals that are so good they don't even NEED words to fill out a song or convey a feeling.

Number one has got to be Booker T. and the MGs. Those guys were so good at what they did, and were so good at playing together that it sounds like four friends just having a conversation. MUSICIANSHIP!

The Meters are also great in this respect. I only have one album, Look-Ka Py Py (what the fuck is THAT all about anyways??), but I have been playing it nonstop.

Davie Allan & the Arrows are another great one that have a ton of really awesome instros that go way beyond all "surf" cliches.

Posted: Oct 27, 2008 9:23 am
Ventures in space. Chet Atkins.
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 9:41 am
takeshi terauchi and the bunnys!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 9:44 am
nutley brass!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 12:42 pm
there are a couple buck owens/buckaroos instrumental albums i need to check out.
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 12:53 pm
101 strings! the best ever of all time!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 2:15 pm
Love the 101 Strings.

Art of Noise were great until they started doing soundtrack work.
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 2:19 pm
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 2:51 pm
Little Bang Theory
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 2:51 pm
Baja Marimba Band!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:15 pm
If you like dub, The Revolutionaires are the bomb.
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:24 pm
john tesch!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:30 pm
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 3:41 pm
Booker T and the MGs
Ike Turner
Link Wray
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 4:18 pm
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant

Great stuff.....and simply beyond what has been said already:

Freddie King's "Just Pickin" is truly one of my favorite all time records.
That great JB's instro double disc thing too...
"Pipin' Hot" by King Curtis!
I have 3 Sandy Bull records that are amazing. Bluegrass is an instrumental power entity in itself...

Just scratching the surface...
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 4:56 pm
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 5:04 pm
Link Wray

This should be #1
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 5:22 pm
Les Baxter/Martin Denny!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 5:41 pm
some of the Sonny Sharrock stuff is pretty insane but i guess that is filed under jazz.
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 6:02 pm
Mahavishnu Orchestra!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 6:25 pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 6:57 pm
the bomboras!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 7:47 pm | Edited by: red eyed willie
Yeah! Definitely the Bomborings!
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 7:52 pm
Enoch Light!!!
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 1:25 am
Huntington Cads - Big Guitars, Western Style
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 1:33 am

NON - Pagan Muzak

Early Phantom Surfers, Tornados, Harpsichord recordings
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 3:03 am
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 3:32 am
LINK! Hands down.
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 4:27 am
the sound of traffic as i walked thru the Alameda Portal
sounded medolic in an industrial kinda way
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 7:51 am
Yeah! Definitely the Bomborings!

how about returning my last email??? SHEESH!
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 9:51 am
Impala were good.
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 10:06 am
Love the 101 Strings.

really? except for two albums out of a way too long discography they're the worst group to ever sell millions of reocrds. yuck!
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 11:53 am
oh, duh - SANTO & JOHNNY !!!!!!!!
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 11:57 am
Posted: Oct 28, 2008 1:01 pm
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