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Discussion in 'General' started by slingerland 59 R/K snare, Jan 8, 2019.
Dan some time it good to break out of the mold really try something new.
I am some what like you A time keeper but I do like to play this. I guess you can say it is my moment in time. Or shine. It is all good.
I haven't played it in many moons, when I did, I liked to play the 1st measure second and vice versa. The second measure is clave-like to me. Then, in those stops, I'd ad-lib but do the last 2 1/4 notes of the second measure with 16ths.
I think you can get away with not playing it straight, just reference it.
I’ll play it , no problem .
Guilty as charged! One of the first songs I learned to play when I got my kit. Always preferred the original Surfaris version to The Ventures. I'm sure I didn't play it perfectly, as written. Just tried to replicate the accents and flow around the toms as I heard them. Always enjoyed that song whether listening or playing...sorry!
I met Ron when my band opened for The Surfaris in 1985 in Turlock, Ca.
He told me the blue sparkle set he used that night was the same set he played on the record.
Where did you play in Turlock? I am sure the venue is long gone by now but I know that town well.......
Never found it difficult to play as long as the guitar players knew what they were doing.
I'd play the first two drum breaks in traditional fashion; first break on snare then second on floor (or vice versa) just to mix it up a bit. (Once in a while I'd feel like using a rack tom on one of these sections instead of a floor.)
On the third drum break I'd ad lib running around snare, racks and floor. Basically, accents are still there but just placed and voiced differently with less notes being executed than the "normal" breaks.
After all; we're talking live performance, and it's sometimes nice to spice things up and be dynamic.
if you begin to grow fatigued during the song, while playing the original breaks, keep your elbows in against your rib cage, use your wrists and no problem.
Not that things need to be verbatim, but most guys I've seen don't fill during the non-drum-solo sections. I think these fills are important toward the end of each of the guitar phrasings.
Just my take on the subject.
Sorta... My band has a surf song called Surf Nazis Must Die (after the movie) and to intro the song in I do sort of a Wipe Out like thing. I don't actually Play the wipe out beat but people get the idea.
It was "The Club" at Geer & Monte Vista....long gone.
I wonder what the 2nd most "drummiest" song is out there? Not blast beats or speed metal, but something that's been around???
How about "Money"... (Barrett Deems)
right here baby! i play in a kiddie duo that plays for toddlers to 5th graders. we always do “wipeout!”. kids love it!
Gotta be Mustang Sally!
I was 19 in 1967 and setting up to play a high school dance with my band, which was pretty hot in New Orleans those days. I had a double bass set of white satin flame Gretsch, and was talking to two male students as I set up.
Student: Do you play Wipeout?
Me: No. We don't know the words.
Student (derisively): I bet you can't play it at all.
Me: Hell, I can play Wipeout with my feet.
Student: Do it.
At that point I gave him about 8 bars of the solo on bass drums, and when I finished he and his buddy walked away.
A few weeks later I was at my day job, selling drums at Tippit's Music, when a woman came in with her high school aged son and son's buddy. They were shopping for drums, and Mom was trying to shop carefully. I showed them all the brands we sold, explaining each one's good points.
Mom: What kind of drums do you recommend?
Me: I play Gretsch drums, and recommend them highly.
Mom: Do you play in a band? What's its name?
Me: Yes, ma'am. Yesterdays' Children.
Son (whispering to buddy): That's the guy who plays Wipeout with his feet!
A legend in my own time!
Our high school ( early 60's ) had talent night competitions; called them Hootenanny's in those days. I was unable to compete because I was considered a professional getting paid for gigs during my senior year. At the end my four piece band would set up behind the curtain while the judges were deciding on the winners. Then I would start out playing Wipe-Out and the crowd would go wild yelling WIPE-OUT then they would open the curtains and almost all of the kids were standing and dancing.
Talk about a rush: Here I am a teenage brat playing that song and everyone going wild. LOL!!
I heard the Surfari's version tonite - I have the count right - 1,2,3,4...1..2..3. However, I don't play the fill during the verse, just the ride pattern so the kids can play the song and they only do the melody 3X. It is a kid's guitar group, and not a drummer's showcase....my intro to the song is like 0:08:
LOL!! Paul, I liked your story the best. Your the winner!!
why are you sorry?