Dick Dale - Live At The Santa Monica PierLabel: RockBeat Records
You never really know just how appropriate the nickname ‘‘King of the Surf Guitar’’ is until you see Dick Dale play live. The power of Dick's technique is the sound he invented; the harder edge style of playing surf music that others imitated but never quite duplicated. No other player and no other group from that era can claim that kind of pioneering style and showmanship. Case in point, ‘Miserlou’ was used as the main title theme in Quentin Tarentino's Pulp Fiction. It's a classic instrumental, a timeless rock masterpiece that remains absolutely perfect over 50 years after its initial release and will still sound fresh 50 years from now.