Dick Dale – RIP

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Richard Anthony Monsour è morto il 16 marzo all’età di 81 anni per complicazioni cardiache. “The King of the Surf Guitar” è stato pioniere, influenza cardine, punto nodale nella creazione di un suono, portando la propria visione artistica oltre i limiti della sua epoca. Dick Dale qualche anno fa ricordava con piacere le parole di Leo Fender: “‘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. ‘Let’s Go Trippin’, ‘Misirlou’, ‘Peppermint Man’ sono solo alcuni dei classici immortali dell’artista nato a Boston nel 1937 che vogliamo ulteriormente celebrare con il ricordo toccante di Brian Wilson e Jack White. Generazioni diverse unite dalla grandezza di Dick Dale.

“I’m sorry to hear about Dick Dale passing. Dick’s guitar playing was a big influence on all of us, and we covered “Misirlou” on our Surfin’ USA album in ‘63. Love & Mercy to Dick’s family”. – Brian Wilson

“It is saddening to hear of the passing of the incredible guitar player Dick Dale. I spent many moments learning his massive reverbed guitar licks in my bedroom, and still enjoy playing his song “Nitro” whenever I can. Sadly, I never got to meet him. A unique innovator of the guitar with pick melting style and swagger for miles. I can remember traveling up to Pontiac from Detroit by myself to watch him play when I was sixteen. That upside down gold sparkle Fender of his needs to be hung up some place special. Dick Dale, King Of The Surf Guitar.” – Jack White III