Bodhisattva of the Surf Guitar
A conversation with Dick Dale
Dick Dale invented summertime. Before he figured out how to channel the power of the ocean and the intensity of non-Western rhythms through an electric guitar, the kids in southern California were mostly square and spent the months between June and September going to barn dances, politely adhering to their parents’ customs, never daring to wander away from 4/4 timing, never craving to turn the volume up to 11.
Reviewing the Reviewer
Hopper book is important and engaging
As Rob Sheffield says in his blurb for Jessica Hopper’s new book, “She concedes nothing to the idea that it is dumb to care so much. The excitement in her work comes from her faith that these things are worth scrapping about.”
Born Ruffians XTRA RUFF · Andrew Bird Are You Serious · A$AP Ferg Always Strive and Prosper
Reviews of new music releases.