Michael W. Dean calls surf guitar king Dick Dale on the phone, asks him three questions and Dick Dale talks for two hours and 20 minutes.
Michael says “This is amazing. I’m stunned. This is like no interview I’ve ever done. Actually it’s like no interview I’ve ever HEARD. This is the longest, and best, interview I’ve ever done. Hands down. I can’t really even say I ‘did’ this interview. Dick Dale did it all, I just recorded it, and witnessed it. In awe.”
As masterful and influential as Dick Dale is on guitar, guitar is a tiny bit of what this guy is all about. Guitar is only a delivery mechanism for the many many things Dick Dale does and is here on this planet to do.
Dick Dale talks about co-creating the first loud Fender amplifiers, big cats, why music is sex, Jimi Hendrix, surviving cancer, curing cancer, why Dick Dale doesn’t do drugs or drink, humility, Pulp Fiction, why Quentin Tarantino is one of the few good guys in show business, Dick’s favorite pizza restaurant, mental, physical and spiritual health; martial arts, guns, Zen, contacting the spirit world, and what he’s on earth for.
This is part one of this three-part interview. Parts two and three of will post here in the coming weeks, because you’re going to need time to digest each part. Too much at once might overwhelm ya’. Seriously. Part two of the interview is HERE.