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Dick Dale and his Del-Tones - The Wedge c/w Nightriderdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThe "Wedge" is Dick Dale and his Del-Tones best original bar none, and when I first heard it on KRLA, I was floored. Totally essential.
Picks: The Wedge, Night Rider

Track by Track Review


The Wedge dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Hal Blaine's shredding machine gun drums add immeasurably to this rerecording of Dick's Del-tone single "A Run For Life," which Dick thankfully deleted the trumpet from. Thee most killer of all Dick's post-"Miserlou" tracks.

Night Rider dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Night Rider" was a single and album track from the days with Capitol. It's mostly power oriented, with minimal melody, and really foretells the style Dick Dale uses so efficiently today.