Dick Dale

Calling Up Spirits

Beggars Banquet

Released May 21, 1996


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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.
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