this topic hasn't been touched in a while, i found this little bit whilst browsing through a web site for Boyd Rice:
Q: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is it true that Boyd Rice was responsible for the appearance of surf music in the film Pulp Fiction?Ã¢â‚¬?
A: Yes and no. When making Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino decided that he wanted the soundtrack to be composed mostly of old surf songs Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know anything about surf music. While discussing this with fellow director Allison Anders, she suggested he contact Boyd Rice, who she told him knew quite a bit about surf music. So, Rice made Tarantino a mix-tape of what he considered to be some of the best surf songs; and many of those songs, including Dick DaleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Miserlou,Ã¢â‚¬? appeared in the film Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which then sparked a massive revival of interest in surf music.