A History of the "Apache" Breakbeat

The Ventures "Apache" (1962)

Album: The Ventures
Label: Liberty
Producer: N/A

It took little time for the loping guitar theme of "Apache" to become a surf-rock standard-a year after Ingmann's version hit No. 1, Seattle's Ventures split the difference between it and the Shadows' version. They approach it like a known quantity-something everyone knows, is familiar and friendly with, and whose contours are played with lightly-the expression of a musical style at its early mature peak.

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