When guitar godDick Dale
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straps on his superpowered Fender Strat, he's not fucking playing. Strings will snap. Ears will bleed. Speakers will explode.
And last night at the Vagabond, the 74-year-old axe master -- also known as the King of the Surf Guitar, the Godfather of Heavy Metal, the Grandaddy of Shred -- slashed through a scorching set of rock 'n' roll, country, surf, rockabilly, and metal. He even lit "Amazing Grace" ablaze. And lordy, it was a glorious flameout.
See the cut for ten photos from Dick Dale's destruction session at the Vagabond.