Dick Dale

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Dick Dale is the King of the Surf Guitar. This is the man who single-handedly invented the surf music genre. Some even consider him to be the father of heavy metal, considering his pioneering of mind-numbingly fast tremolo picking. The only thing is, you'd never know who this guy was if the only surf music you hear is on your local driven-into-the-ground-same-fifteen-songs-every-hour oldies station. The Beach Boys have nothing on Dick Dale's machine gun picking style, which was resurrected in the form of "Misirlou" as the opening track in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Dick Dale and His Del-TonesDick Dale - Official site.


Dick Dale albums I own:



King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones







1. Let's Go Trippin' (2:10)
2. Shake 'n' Stomp (2:11)
3. Misirlou (2:14)
4. Mr. Peppermint Man (Vocal) (2:24)
5. Surf Beat (3:00)
6. Take It Off (2:10)
7. King of the Surf Guitar (Vocal) (2:08)
8. Hava Nagila (2:06)
9. Riders in the Sky (2:14)
10. Wedge, The (2:01)
11. Night Rider (1:47)
12. Mr. Eliminator (2:00)
13. Victor, The (3:14)
14. Taco Wagon (2:10)
15. Tidal Wave (2:04)
16. Banzai Washout (2:19)
17. One Double One Oh! (Instrumental Version) (2:44)
18. Pipeline (With Stevie Ray Vaughan) (2:59)





Greatest Hits 1961-1975







1. Scavenger, The (1:53)
2. Surf Beat (2:06)
3. Hot Rod Racer (2:19)
4. Misirlou (2:40)
5. Surf Beat (2:05)
6. Grudge Run (3:04)
7. Victor, The (3:17)
8. Peppermint Man (4:40)
9. Mr. Eliminator (2:00)
10. Surfing Drums (4:50)
11. Mag Wheels (1:56)
12. Sloop John B (2:51)
13. Night Rider (1:45)
14. Let's Go Trippin' (2:35)
15. King of the Surf Guitar (2:18)
16. Wedge, The (2:21)
17. Those Memories of You (2:25)
18. Del-Tone Rock (2:41)
19. Death of a Gremmie (2:46)
20. Get Back the Feelin' (2:50)
21. Peter Gunn (3:31)





Tribal Thunder







1. Nitro (3:19)
2. New Victor, The (2:48)
3. Esperanza (3:52)
4. Shredded Heat (2:45)
5. Trail of Tears (4:52)
6. Caravan (4:47)
7. Eliminator, The (2:25)
8. Speardance (4:37)
9. Hot Links A: Caterpillar Crawl (5:59)
10. Hot Links B: Rumble (3:57)
11. Long Ride, The (6:21)
12. Tribal Thunder (2:29)





Better Shred Than Dead: The Dick Dale Anthology







Disc 1:

1. Ooh-Whee Marie (2:14)
2. Stop Teasing (2:12)
3. Jessie Pearl (2:15)
4. Let's Go Trippin' (2:10)
5. Del-Tone Rock (2:40)
6. Shake-n-Stomp (2:09)
7. Miserlou (2:15)
8. Surf Beat (2:57)\
9. Peppermint Man (2:19)
10. Misirlou Twist (4:08)
11. Run for Life, A (2:08)
12. Take It Off (2:09)
13. King of the Surf Guitar (2:07)
14. Hava Nagila (2:04)
15. Riders in the Sky (2:12)
16. Secret Surfin' Spot (2:07)
17. Wedge, The (1:59)
18. Night Rider (1:45)
19. Mag Wheels (1:56)
20. Mr. Eliminator (1:57)
21. Flashing Eyes (1:44)
22. Banzai Washout (2:16)
23. Tidal Wave (2:03)
24. Spanish Kiss (3:05)
25. Angry Generation (Live) (2:48)
26. Ramblin' Man (2:46)



Disc 2:

1. Firing Up (2:07)
2. King of the Surf Guitar (Live Version) (2:35)
3. Jessie Pearl (Live Version) (4:39)
4. One Double One Oh! (Instrumental Version) (2:42)
5. Pipeline (With Stevie Ray Vaughan) (2:59)
6. Nitro (3:20)
7. Shredded Heat (2:46)
8. Terra Dicktyl (3:10)
9. Unknown Territory (7:56)
10. Niterider 6 (1:58)
11. Bandito (5:32)
12. Third Stone from the Sun (6:32)
13. In-Liner (Surf Beat '97) (3:03)