October 16, 2019 – 9:01 am


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Sydney 1995 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia; August 2, 1995. Very good FM broadcast.

On March 16, 2019, guitarist Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, died at the age of 81. Dale developed his distinctive sound by adding to instrumental rock influences from his Middle Eastern heritage, along with a “wet” reverb sound and his rapid alternative picking style. At the turn of the ’60s, Dale was pivotal in the development of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. On the track Misirlou, Dale transformed the traditional Greek folk song into a sped-up, one-string performance, which became a national sensation after Dale performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1962. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino used it as the opening music for Pulp Fiction.

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Thanks to longjam for sharing the show at Dime.

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Track 01. Fich Taco 4:35
Track 02. Miserlou 5:27
Track 03. The Wedge 3:31
Track 04. Mountain Lion 3:17
Track 05. Kiss Of Fire 2:55
Track 06. Peter Gunn 2:32
Track 07. Have Nagila 6:05
Track 08. Scalped 3:31
32 mins

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  1. 16 Responses to “DICK DALE - SYDNEY 1995”

  2. I never heard of him . Old school Classic Rock is more my thing . I know this is a site that offers diversity but most people agree that rock is the best .

    By Pat Grooms on Oct 16, 2019

  3. “HAVE” Nagila… ????

    Whatever. Dick Dale’s a genre all to himself.

    By Happy Camper on Oct 16, 2019

  4. OMG, Pat !
    Dick Dale is the father of surf guitar. Can’t get
    much more classic rock than that. I can understand a classic rock fan not knowing Lothar and the Hand People, but not Dick Dale.

    By fred astaire jr on Oct 16, 2019

  5. You need to surface from your cave a bit more often then Pat.

    By PG Tips on Oct 16, 2019

  6. Dick Dale probably never heard of you either Pat Grooms. He was too busy making music since the early 60`s.

    By dropkicksarge on Oct 16, 2019

  7. So U L E did dale have a big dic ? Or a big un as you like to say?

    By Dapper Dan on Oct 16, 2019

  8. Any rumors?

    By Dapper Dan on Oct 16, 2019

  9. He’s a Jew . Real name is Dale Dicerwitz

    By T J on Oct 16, 2019

  10. Not that many people who post here care about reality, but Dick Dale’s actual name was Richard Anthony Monsour. Like so many real Americans his family was a mishmash — in his case of Lebanese and Eastern European roots.

    All the great American music: blues; jazz; gospel; country and rock & roll are amalgams of multiple cultural traditions that each amplify and strengthen one another.

    Te posters who are so quick to comment on race or religion here don’t really understand how great music is created — and why America
    is the source of so much musical creativity.

    Maybe its time we start to comment on people whose minds are little ‘uns. Won’t be rumors. The evidence is right there on line.

    By Frederick Miller on Oct 17, 2019

  11. Le “son” de DICK DALE est inimitable et reconnaissable entre tous.
    Grande performance du pionnier de la surf (rock) musique.
    Thanks Big O.

    By Bernard (France) on Oct 17, 2019

  12. Dale Dicerwitz? Is that the truth ? It seems like practically everyone is a jew.

    By Sonny on Oct 17, 2019

  13. It’s like a swarm Sonny . Jews and black apes are taking over the world . Also Muslim terrorists right here in the US . I’m still waiting for Trump to build that wall.

    By HHH on Oct 17, 2019

  14. A Towel head Omar ‘ Cossio Cortez presidential ticket in 2024 is a scary possibility.

    By HHH on Oct 17, 2019

  15. HHH has another alias-welcome Sonny. Derrick’s list of pretend friends gets longer and longer.

    By Mark on Oct 18, 2019

  16. When I met Dick Dale for the first time it was in early 70’s and he told me his real name, just as Frederick Miller told you. I saw him three more times in the 80’s. Sent him email’s too. He lived in 29 Palms. His son Jimmie played drums. My older brother would go to the Ballroom at the beach and dance to him playing in the early 60’s. He was always much better live. What a powerful guitar sound!

    By ScarRad on Oct 21, 2019

  17. I saw Dick Dale perform the first time in 1974 at the First Annual Surfer Stomp at Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA and got to talk to him afterward. He confirmed to me his real time, just as Frederick Miller said. I shortly afterward bought his album Dick Dale Greatest Hits (GNP Crescendo [LP issue], 1975, which I still have. My older brother danced live to Dick in Balboa in the very early 60’s.

    By ScarRad on Oct 21, 2019

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