Let's Go Trippin'

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"Let's Go Trippin'"
Single by Dick Dale and the Deltones
from the album Surfers' Choice
Released September 1961
Format vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1961
Genre Surf rock, rock and roll
Length 2:10
Label Deltone
Writer(s) Dick Dale
Producer(s) Jim Monsour
Dick Dale and the Deltones singles chronology
"Ooh-Wee Marie"
(1961)
"Let's Go Trippin"
(1961)
"Jungle Fever"
(1962)
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"Let's Go Trippin'" is an instrumental by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. It is often regarded as the first surf rock instrumental. First played in public in 1960 at the Rendezvous ballroom in Balboa, Ca. It quickly reached #4 on influential Los Angeles station KFWB, and later reached #60 on the national charts.

The Beach Boys covered Let's Go Trippin' on their albums Surfin' U.S.A. and Beach Boys Concert.

The song was used as the theme tune to the BBC Radio 4 programme Home Truths, originally presented by John Peel.

The song was covered in 1963 by The Lively Ones, a Southern California surf band on their LP: Surf Rider! (US Del-Fi DFLP-1226)