Checkered Flag (album)

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Checkered Flag
Studio album by Dick Dale
Released 1963
Recorded September 1963
Genre Surf music
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Economides, Jim Monsour
Dick Dale chronology
King of the Surf Guitar
(1963)
Checkered Flag
(1963)
Mr. Eliminator
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Checkered Flag is the third studio album of surf music by surf music pioneer Dick Dale and his Del-Tones, released in 1963. This is Dale's first entry into the "Hot Rod" style of surf music, which The Beach Boys, among others, were beginning to perform and record. Here the style shifts somewhat and features slightly altered beats and some added sounds to give the impression of the energy of Hot-rodding (this is not always the case though). The majority of the songs on this album are titled with themes of racing and Hot-rodding. Dale's next album Mr. Eliminator is basically a follow-up to this, featuring more surf songs of Hot-Rod nature.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Scavenger" – 1:54
  2. "Surf Buggy" – 2:07
  3. " Hot Rod Racer" – 2:19
  4. " Mag Wheels" – 1:58
  5. "Big Black Cad" – 1:40
  6. "Ho-dad Machine" – 2:06
  7. "Grudge Run" – 3:05
  8. "Motion" – 1:44
  9. "426-super Stock" – 1:52
  10. "The Wedge" – 2:01
  11. "It Will Grow On You" – 1:33
  12. "Night Rider" – 1:47
  13. "Secret Surfin' Spot" – 2:04
  14. "Surfin' And A-swingin'" – 2:15

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