Label: Hightone Records - HT 8055 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Clear • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Surf
With the studio team that recorded the triumphant comeback Tribal Thunderincluding legendary Tubes drummer Prairie PrinceDale peeled off another smoking set of originals, covers and reinterpretations of older material.
The energy and fire in opening track "Scalped" alone means that the title could apply to just about any miserable hair-metal guitarist who thinks challenging Dale is a good Mexico - Dick Dale - Unknown Territory. Unknown Territory also features a neat cameo -- none other than Huey Lewis provides the honking harmonica on two tracks. One of them, "F Groove," is a duet between Lewis and Dale over a slow, funky beat -- listening to the two trade off Mexico - Dick Dale - Unknown Territory a delight.
The titles and music of Dale 's originals capture his vibe and Southern California's to a T. As always, Dale 's choice of covers is idiosyncratic and successful, beginning with Boudelaux Bryant 's "Mexico. Other covers include a kicking "Ghostriders in the Sky," the album-closing Mexico - Dick Dale - Unknown Territory of Fire," and an only appropriate rip through the Rivieras ' frat-rock classic "California Sun," the latter two featuring Dale 's only main vocals on the album.
Perhaps the most jaw-dropping revamp is of the Jewish standard "Hava Nagila" -- given Dale 's own Middle Eastern musical and family roots, the choice was inspired, and the job he does on it is perfection. Add in the eight-minute atmospheric strut of the title track and his cautionary environmental tale "The Beast," and Dale does it again in spades.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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