BTW: Here is an interview with Dick Dale on NPR's Fresh Air that I remember hearing one weekend on my way up to see my then-fiancee in King of Prussia, PA. Things I still remember from the interview:
- Dick Dale really was a surfer and the sounds of the waves really influenced him.
- When he plays in his inimitable machine-gun style, he melts picks, so he has a special pick holder that keeps his fingers from burning.
- His playing style and thirst for volume used to blow up amps and speakers until Leo Fender built the Showman Amp for him.
The Ventures: Wipe Out
The Chantays: Pipeline