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Dick Dale - Peel Session 10.09.02dotdotdotdot
artworkThese four tracks were recorded for John Peel in 2002. All four pretty much rip, but then it is Dick Dale, isn't it!
Picks: Colorado Avalanche Theme, Jesse Pearl, Death Of A Gremmie 02, Surf Trip

Track by Track Review

Colorado Avalanche Theme dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Hard charging big guitar lays out Dick Dale riffology. "Colorado Avalanche Theme" is a retitled version of "Scalped." It's loud and aggressive, full of flash and dark tone. I think this is much more interesting than the album version.

Jesse Pearl dotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

This old Dick Dale vocal is completely revved up, with big surf guitar and Dick's vocal more subdued. A major improvement.

Death Of A Gremmie 02 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A very beefy update of Dick Dale and his Del-tones' "Death Of A Gremmie" from the first album back in '62. Loud and aggressive, holding nothing back. The song used to have a soulful groove and great piano. Here, it's just all power.

Surf Trip dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Drums launch "Surf Trip," which is a medley of "Surf Beat" and "Let's Go Trippin'" reinvented. Slower and much beefier, and very powerful, with some very slithery lines in the "Let's Go Trippin"' section. Very cool.