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Album Review

Curb's Best of Duane Eddy highlights several original hits the guitarist recorded in the late '50s and early '60s including "Peter Gunn," "Because They're Young," "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"and "Rebel Rouser." Considering the budget price, casual fans are encouraged to pick this up as a first purchase.

Customer Reviews

Roots of Hard Rock run deep

This collection reveals some of the earliest seeds of the hard rock revolution. I can see guys like Jimmy Page, Tony Iomi, Pete Townsend, etc. listening to this as kids and chomping at the bit to play it themselves someday. I would have given this five stars if they would have left off track 11, WTF!!

Good barring track 11

Agree with other reviewers, this is a good collection minus the bizarre track 11. (I think I understand the intent of track 11 but something like Art Of Noise/Eddy's Peter Gunn would've been far better -- but I'm sure licensing prevented this).


The re-recordings sound like elevator music. Buy the originals.


Born: April 26, 1938 in Corning, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '10s

If Duane Eddy's instrumental hits from the late '50s can sound unduly basic and repetitive (especially when taken all at once), he was vastly influential. Perhaps the most successful instrumental rocker of his time, he may have also been the man most responsible (along with Chuck Berry) for popularizing the electric rock guitar. His distinctively low, twangy riffs could be heard on no less than 15 Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1963. He was also one of the first rock stars to successfully crack the...
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