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Back in the USSR

“Back in the USSR” — the Beatles’ “surf” song. Not much tweaking needed to turn it into an instrumental.


Theme from Exodus

The theme from the 1960 film “Exodus” is a very memorable one, and quite well known. I was a bit surprised to find how popular it was with instrumental rock bands at the time. 19 more words


Peace Pipe

“Peace Pipe” was originally released on the Shadow’s eponymous 1961 debut album. It’s interesting how Native American culture seemed to have a fascination for many Europeans — the Shadows recorded no fewer than three tracks based on”American Indian” themes.  18 more words



“Scratch” is a track from the Ventures 1962 album “Mashed Potatoes and Gravy”. My version largely follows the original. I think it’s pretty catchy.


If it was good enough for Sibelius...

A lot of art and food makes most sense on their home turf: espresso tastes best in Italy, Banksy’s street art really hits home in Bristol, and I can only imagine how captivating Sigur R… 509 more words