the arkive

  • Dick Dale - Calling Up Spirits
  • 1. Nitrus
    2. The Wedge Paradiso
    3. The Pit
    4. Fever
    5. Doom Box
    6. Catamount
    7. Window
    8. Calling Up Spirits
    9. Temple of Gizeh
    10. Bandito
    11. Third Stone from the Sun
    12. Peppermint Man
    13. Gypsy Fire

Dick Dale

Calling Up Spirits

Beggars Banquet
Released 21 May 1996

Dick Dale is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. He worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier.He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, "thick, clearly defined tones" at "previously undreamed-of volumes." The "breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique" and showmanship with the guitar is considered a precursor to heavy metal music, influencing guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

Released in 1994, this album (his eighth) is dedicated to the American Indian.