The Ventures are an American instrumental rock band formed in 1958 in Tacoma, Washington. The band, formed by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle.
"New Testament" is different from most Ventures albums. In that the tunes are longer, there are some vocals and the sound is heavily influenced by early Santana in some songs.
There are also some covers like " Oye Como Va","Whole Lotta Love" and "She's A Lady". I think this is one of the Ventures' best albums.
---"New Testament" isn't the gospel put to music. It's a new trip for the Ventures-not a religion trip, but a new musical concept from the group that has been around since the birth of rock. For the first time, you'll hear vocals by the Ventures, and you'll hear six original tunes that show a different side from the traditional "hits" packages. New musical concepts... that's the name of the game. For the Ventures it's a tradition."---(from back cover)
Don Wilson-Rhythm Guitar
Jerry McGee-Lead Guitar
-by dj fanis: here