Feb 7, 2010

The Ventures - Super Live '80 (1980)

Side A:
1. Hawaii Five-O
2. Walk Don't Run
3. Classical Gas
4. Japanese Medley
5. Ghost Riders In The Sky
6. Cruel Sea
7. Manchurian Beat

Side B:
1. House Of The Rising Sun
2. Apache
3. Nokie's Acoustic Medley
4. Pipeline
5. Wipe Out

Side C:
1. Gold Finger
2. Theme From "No Smoking"
3. Washington Square
4. Mushuku
5. Ginza Ska
6. Runaway
7. Surfin' U.S.S.R.
8. Sutekina Flamingo

Side D:
1. Pike
2. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
3. Telstar
4. Diamond Head
5. Caravan

Recorded live at Shibuya Kokaido on August 13th, 1980.

The Ventures are:
Don Wilson, Slide Guitar, Vocal on C6
Bob Bogle, Bass
Nokie Edwards, Lead Guitar
Mel Taylor, Drums

Hikashu on D1-3:
Makigami Koichi, Vocal
Mitama Masamichi, Guitar
Yamashita Yasushi, Keyboard
Inoue Makoto, Keyboard
Tobe Satoshi, Alto Saxophone

Kato Kazuhiko, Guitar on D1
Chikada Haruo, Keyboard on C1-8, D1, D3

Besides Chameleon, this 2-LP set is the other Ventures' album related to Hikashu.

How Hikashu ended up playing with the Ventures is not known. Maybe the producer of the Chameleon album, Kato Kazuhiko, invited them to participate.

The concert consisted of three sets. Hikashu played first, the Ventures were next, then the two bands got together to play. Also, Kato Kazuhiko and Chikada Haruo joined the last set.

At rehearsal, Don and Nokie gave Mitama quick lesson how to play that Glissando on Diamond Head.

Unfortunately, the album has never been reissued. But the first three tracks from Side D were included in Chameleon CD (2000 edition). And D1 was also included in Hikashu's album, Hikashu Super (1981).

related entries:
The Ventures - Chameleon (1980)
The Story of Pike

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