Everyone knows that Dick Dale has a guitarbut Dick Dale also has (at last report) Mustangs and Arabiansthe horsesand surfing dogs, tigers and lions which used to sleep with him in his own bed. And when Elsa, his most beloved lion, died, Dick Dale was so overcome by pure anguish and love that he had a transcendental experience and almost passed through a gate to the other sidewhich surely would have been to the happy land fur-fur away that Krazy Kat was always dreaming of. Point being: Os Mutantes could shred some serious guitar but at most they only ever had collie dogs. Dick Dale isnt the king of the surf guitar; he is an ambassador from the beyond. They dont make em like this anymore and they never will start up again, either.
Sat., July 24, 8 p.m., 2010