Dick Dale And His Del-Tones - Draggin' And Surfin' Album
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He was the pioneer of surf music , drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverberation. Dale was one of the most influential guitarists of all time and especially of the early s. He has been mentioned as one of the fathers of heavy metal. Working together with Leo Fender , Dale also pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing thick and previously unheard volumes including the first-ever watt guitar amplifier. The use of his recording of " Miserlou " by Quentin Tarantino in the film Pulp Fiction led to his return in the s, marked by four albums and world tours.
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 Eastern European melodies learned organically through his familial heritage was among the first in any genre of American popular music, and predated the teaching of such "exotic" scales in guitar-shredder academies by two decades. The breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique was unrivalled until it entered the repertoires of metal virtuosos like Eddie Van Halen, and his wild showmanship made an enormous impression on the young Jimi Hendrix. But those aren't the only reasons Dale was once called the father of heavy metal. Working closely with the Fender company, Dale continually pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing the thick, clearly defined tones he heard in his head, at the previously undreamed-of volumes he demanded.
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