Dick Chiclet has long been recognized and received critical praise for his signature, raw (wild!) surf guitar crunch and his catchy garage-band-verging-on-alternative-pop melodies. Treat yourself to the sounds of these Dick Chiclet bands: The FUZZrites; The Concussions; and The B-Sides.
In 2013, Dick Chiclet forges ahead with a growing collection of highly personal, quirky and mesmerizing instrumentals. The first two releases under the Dick Chiclet moniker, "Test Pilot" and "Ice Cream For Joe", feature soaring melodic keyboard, bass organ and creative guitar handiwork. The drums are ably beaten by Los Straitjackets member, Pete Curry.
"Sounds like Joe Meek is back from the beyond!" - Creepy Rick (The Volcanos, Hellbenders)
"as Lawrence would say...Wonnerful, Wonnerful, Wonnerful"! - Johnny Rabb (The Neanderthals)
"I hear Neil Young channeling Joe Meek. Damn you & your limitless talent!" - Jorge Spahn (Radio Free Bakersfield)
"This is absolutely WILD!!! Simply incredible stuff! I'm blown away! LOVE that Echolette, too! "Ice Cream for Joe" sounds like what Joe Meek would have done in the late '60s or later, had he not offed himself! And "Test Pilot" sounds completely unique and original to my ears. That's truly impressive." -Ivan Pongracic