Dick Dale has died at 81

2019-03-18 by anarchistfish | 20 Comments
The King of Surf Rock has died. Few musicians were so influential in the early years of rock music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47606592

Pipeline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56SAxtf-RTg

Misirlou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjaUdqAu1vs

In an interview from 2015 he talked about his long-term struggle with cancer, funding his medical expenses by touring all through his 70s.

http://pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/at-78-and-with-a-myriad-of-health-issues-surf-rock-legend-dick-dale-plays-through-the-pain/Content?oid=1843341

Quote:
"When I met Leo Fender and he created the Stratocaster guitar, he wanted me to pioneer it, proof it, and help take all the bugs out of it. Everything that came out of Leo Fender's head, I was his test pilot. He used to say, "When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for the human consumption." So I blew up over 50 amplifiers. And that's why they call me the Father of Heavy Metal. Because I use 60-gauge strings and I make people's ears bleed."

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2019
4753 Comments


R.I.P. This sucks to hear

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salival13
March 18th 2019
275 Comments


RIP to a real one

Minushuman24
March 18th 2019
2164 Comments


Such an amazing and revolutionary artist. RIP

CygnusX1
March 18th 2019
506 Comments


True legend. RIP

wham49
March 18th 2019
4576 Comments


Most guitarist from the 60’s count him as an influence

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xfearbefore
March 18th 2019
1857 Comments


Absolute legend, his work was so far ahead of it's time. The god of surf guitar. Wish I could have caught him live.

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DavidShaw1213
March 18th 2019
217 Comments


RIP. Sound was so far ahead of most of his peers. One of the best of his era.

anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
27088 Comments


was spinning misirlou only a couple of days ago. strange

a few news reports are saying it was a heart attack

https://bestclassicbands.com/dick-dale-obituary-3-17-1999/

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ConcubinaryCode
March 18th 2019
4541 Comments


I read he basically had to play to push off his medical bills. That kinda sucks. RIP

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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2019
18587 Comments


RIP

ArsMoriendi
March 18th 2019
25798 Comments


RIP

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JDoberman
March 18th 2019
58 Comments


"I read he basically had to play to push off his medical bills. That kinda sucks."

If that's true it doesn't surprise me. He didn't seem incredibly happy to be there when I saw him a few years ago

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2019
4753 Comments


Regarding that, here's an article. Some heavy shit he was going through

https://web.archive.org/web/20160317055925/http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/at-78-and-with-a-myriad-of-health-issues-surf-rock-legend-dick-dale-plays-through-the-pain/Content?oid=1843341

Friday13th
March 18th 2019
6710 Comments


RIP gonna learn to play Miserlou in his honor

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anarchistfish
March 18th 2019
27088 Comments


Yea I already put that situation/article in the post lol

chemicalmarriage
March 18th 2019
2948 Comments


RIP legend

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 19th 2019
4753 Comments


Great! I didn't see it lol

keza
March 19th 2019
256 Comments


sad that a man so influential had to struggle for money like that in his later years. RIP.

weird to learn also that his son was an original drummer for Forever Came Calling.

nolerthebowler
March 19th 2019
3457 Comments


shit I just watched a live video, this guy's talent is bizarre

momentsofclarity
March 19th 2019
419 Comments


he literally created surf rock

rest in peace man, i'll continue to play your sound..



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