This Dick Dale interview was written by Deuce of Clubs, and was published in a 1995 issue of Planet Magazine.
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What does the word “Misirlou” mean, anyhow?
I don’t know. It’s Arabic.
I like how you snuck in a traditional Arabic version of Misirlou as a hidden track at the end of your new Tribal Thunder CD.
Yeah, we were fooling around in the studio with an old flat-top guitar that a friend pulled out of in water in Mexico. The pegs were falling out and everything, but we put some str...