Let's Go Trippin'

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"Let's Go Trippin'"
Let's Go Trippin' (single).jpg
Single by Dick Dale and The Deltones
from the album Surfers' Choice
ReleasedSeptember 1961
FormatVinyl (7")
Recorded1961
GenreSurf rock[1]
Length2:10
LabelDeltone
Songwriter(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)
Audio sample

"Let's Go Trippin'" is an instrumental by Dick Dale and The Del-Tones. It is often regarded as the first surf rock instrumental and is credited for launching the surf music craze.[1] First played in public in 1960 at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach, California, it reached number 4 on the Los Angeles station KFWB, and later peaked at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bogdanov et al. 2002, pp. 1313–1314.

Bibliography[edit]

  • All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul, Backbeat Records, 2002, ISBN 978-0879306533