Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

Headless Horsemen

When the Fuzztones and the similar (if more '60s-reverent) Tryfles disbanded and melded, the resultant Headless Horsemen began to rebuild a lost past somewhere between the Flamin Groovies and Easybeats. Initially a trio overly inclined towards acne-era Who, by the time they hit vinyl, the realigned Horsemen foursome had invented a more stylistically singular pop music, spanning quiet introspection to hyperkinetic blueball odes. Echoing Green in their Kinksian romanticism of lust and longing, the Horsemen also shuffled frontmen and moonlighted occasionally as Chris Such and the Savages (incisive Anglo-rock esoterica name), playing spirited covers of familiar beat rockers. The Headless Horsemen dismounted as the decade turned.



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