Prior to his emergence as a recording artist, surf guitar king Dick Dale first carved out his legend as a live performer. The artist's incendiary early shows in front of raucous surfer crowds at Balboa Beach's Rendezvous Ballroom established Dale as a regional sensation, and in the process helped to put surf music on the map. After he became an international star, Dale and his longstanding band the Del-Tones maintained the energy and innovation of their early performances, expanding their reputation as a peerless live act.
In 1965, Dale captured the infectious spirit of his live shows with this album, recorded on stage at the fabled Hollywood nightclub Ciro's. This vintage LP offers a bracing snapshot of the trailblazing guitar hero at his string-shredding best, tearing into his classic "Let's Go Trippin'," and applying his head-spinning instrumental fire to such diverse tunes as Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn," Lee Hazlewood's "Angry Generation" and Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind." He also unveils his underrated vocal skills on riveting readings of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues," Barrett Strong's "Money" and Ray Charles' "What'd I Say."
Out of print on vinyl for decades, the Sundazed edition of Rock Out with Dick Dale and His Del-Tones (Live at Ciro's)
has been mastered from the original analog tapes with completely restored original cover art.
Also available as a digital download on iTunes.