Saturday, 2 February 2008
Dick Dale was an absolute mofo on that Fender. He created the surf sound, and despite the surfsploitation that came after his hits of the early 1960s, it sounds as ruff today as it did over forty years ago. Take a look at Reverb Central, surf music archivist Phil Dirt's site, for everything you ever wanted to know about a heavily influential genre of surfin' art. I would have loved to have been present at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach on a hot sweaty summer night in 1960. Killer.