Monday, May 17, 2010

Dick Dale and the Ominous Melody

God save the surf guitar. The first version I heard of "Misirlou" was done by Agent Orange (uniquely O.C. punk-mod-metal-powerpop-surf band, before they went just "plain" mod-powerpop), who called it "Miserlou" with an e. By whatever spelling, it's still a great tune in 2010. Such an ominous (and gorgeous) melody. Better than a thousand words, like a picture. Dick Dale rips it up here with some trebley and plunky soloing at the end.


D said...

"Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier."
- Dick Dale

Pig State Recon said...

I like the way the band sways in the breeze in time to the beat. These guys started it all.