Sunday, May 04, 2014

Listen To The King

Happy birthday, Dick Dale.  Known as the king of the surf guitar, he was the leader of that trend in the early 60s.  He had a bit of a comeback in 1994 when his version of "Misirlou" was used in Pulp Fiction.  I remember seeing him in a record store a few years later.  He played the first few notes of "Misirlou" and then said if you want to hear the rest you'd have to go to a club and pay. And I thought "what a Dick Dale."  Still, it's his birthday, so--for free--let's listen to some of his best:


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