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Dick Dale

Dick Dale
Born: May 4, 1937 in Boston, MA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: Dick Dale wasn't nicknamed "King of the Surf Guitar" for nothing: he pretty much invented the style single-handedly, and no matter who copied or expanded upon his blueprint, he remained the fieriest, most technically gifted musician the genre ever produced. Dale's pioneering use of Middle Eastern and ...Read full biography
Tribal Thunder
Released: 1993
Label: Hightone Records
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The king of the surf guitar returns with a vengeance on his first new recording in almost a decade. Every track's a gem, but "Nitro" and the title track certainly do pack a particular wallop all their ...Read full review
Surfer's Choice
Released: 1962
Label: Deltone
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Very few early rock & roll albums were true groundbreakers, but this is one: not only did it single-handedly establish the surf music genre (and Dick Dale's hegemony over it), but also sold the entire ...Read full review
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