Mr. Eliminator is the fourth studio album of surf music by surf pioneer Dick Dale (and his Del-Tones), released in 1964 as a loose conceptual successor to the previous album Checkered Flag. This album consists mostly of hot-rod or racing themes, whether simply in the names, or in the slight alteration of beats and accompaniment as well, as was seen in the Checkered Flag album. Dale is widely known and famous for incorporating heavy middle-eastern influence into his recordings, and some may argue that “The Victor”, a track on the album, as being probably the heaviest in influence. This album was Dale’s last venture into the hot-rod style of surf music, and with his next album (and last studio album with the Del-Tones), Summer Surf, he would return to the “regular” style of surf music.
1964’s Mr. Eliminator, the second album of hot-rod songs from Dick Dale, is another fuel-injected fun ride down the asphalt aisle! Once again, Dick shreds his way through scorching guitar instrumentals like ‘The Victor, ‘ ‘Nitro Fuel’ and the tenacious title track. But that’s not all! Vocal selections like the Bo Diddley-beat-driven ’50 Miles to Go’ and ‘My X-KE’ paint vivid portraits that any gear-head can appreciate.
The studio pit-crew assisting Dick includes top-notch players Glen Campbell, Jerry Cole, Earl Palmer, Plas Johnson and future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston. Talk about firing on all cylinders! From start to finish!
This is Surfadelic <360 > STEREO vinyl rip from the ORIGINAL 1964. LP. The BEST Hot Rod album in history. THIS IS A MUST!!!
Cars were second only to surfing as a teenage obsession in California in the early ’60s, and after establishing himself as the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale set out to conquer new worlds by turning his attention to hot rods on his 1963 album Checkered Flag. Like most of Dale’s albums for Capitol, Checkered Flag is divided between the meat-and-potatoes instrumentals that were Dale’s stock-in-trade and vocal numbers that usually featured elaborate production and the work of outside songwriters. Dale was producer on the sessions for Checkered Flag, and he sounds like he’s having more fun than usual on vocal numbers like “Hot Rod Racer,” “Grudge Run,” and the backhanded tribute to the Volkswagen Beetle, “It Will Grow on You” (and he manages to keep a straight face when he tells listeners about the “Big Black Cad” — “Believe it or not, it’s easy on gas!”). Of course, what most Dick Dale fans are looking for are tunes where the great man goes wild on guitar, and Checkered Flag certainly has its share, including the slow and slinky “Ho-Dad Machine,” the frantic “The Wedge,” and the supercharged closer, “Night Rider,” and Dale had some great players backing him up for these sessions, including Hal Blaine and Earl Palmer on drums and Steve Douglas and Plas Johnson on sax. While Checkered Flag devotes a bit too much of its playing time to novelty-oriented vocal numbers, it packs enough punch to be one of Dale’s better albums with Capitol. [Mark Deming]
Vinyl rip from Sundazed vinyl reissue of this classic hot rod LP. Don’t miss it!!!
Re-post of these 90’s lp collections of DD 60’s stuff. ”Draggin’ And Surfin” contains his vocal cuts, cool songs about hot rods and surfing. ”Surfers’ Guitar” gathers killer DD instros mostly from his ’63/’64 lps ”Checkered Flag”, ”Mr. Eliminator” and ”Summer Surf”. ”Rarities” is a collection of singles B sides and stuff. Let’s dance to the Dick Dale Stomp!
Two 90’s surf & hot rod comps. ‘Dickheads’ is a 10 trax Dick Dale tribute album featuring surf revival & garage bands as The Galaxy Trio, Thee Phantom 5ive, The Cowslingers, The Penetrators, The Daytonas, The Quadrajets… covering some DD classics. It comes with 12 bonus cuts added by Mr.Eliminator. ‘Hot Rods To Hell’ is car themed comp. mostly of instros and few vocal cuts with some same bands as on ‘Dickheads’, plus The Boss Martians, Davie Allan And The Arrows, The Surf Trio , Insect Surfers, The Hentchmen, The Royal Pendletons, The Space Cossacks… ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here!’ Dig!!!
Surfadelic is proud to present two GREAT!!! live shows from D.D. comeback 90’s world tour, recorded at Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA. Nitro burnin’/ground breaking/surfin’ action in stunning sound quality. A Must for Dickheads all over the globe. Let’s Go Trippin’!!!
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