Monday, September 27, 2010

Let's Go Trippin' - Dick Dale and The Del-Tones

OK, more 60's: "The Father Of The Surf Guitar" and his band released this classic in '61, 2 mo. before The Beach Boys released their seminal "Surfin' ". The song is considered the beginning of the 60's surf music craze. He patterned his signature staccato after Gene Krupa's drumming with generous reverb. He played LOUD! Leo Fender gave him a prototype Strat which he played lefty but strung right-handed. He literally burned 49 Fender amps until Leo fitted them with 85W output transformers and added a single Lansing JBL D130F 15" speaker in what was to become the Fender Showman. Covered by Carl Wilson on The Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." and "Beach Boys Concert" albums. Artist and band? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "On the Road Again" by Canned Heat. Ultra-cool cats! The band took their name from a 1928 Tommy Johnson blues tune. Ardent students of the genre - Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, Bob "The Bear" Hite, Henry "The Sunflower" Vestine, Larry "The Mole" Taylor and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra.

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