Funny, I never imagine Dick Dale and the Del-tones dressed like that when I hear that song...
Love the swingin' blond twisting in the front.
I've always been curious about the title, Misirlou. Turns out the song is not the product of early 60's surf culture, but was composed in Athens, Greece in 1927. "The Greek word Misirlou refers specifically to a Muslim Egyptian woman (as opposed to a Christian Egyptiotissa); thus this song refers to a cross-faith, cross-race, relationship, a risqué subject at its time."
And if the Black-Eyed Peas want to rip it off... as long as they're paying royalties, Dick Dale probably isn't too upset about it.
Here's another fun one:
Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn shred, with brilliant cut-ins:
And the Dead Kennedys version: