Ok who still plays the song Wipe Out.

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  1. Rockin' Billy

    Rockin' Billy DFO Veteran

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    I’ve played it for 22 years now(in same band)tired of playing it. We start with California Sun into Let’s Dance, into Wipe Out. On the 2nd ‘go round’ the bass player stands on his bass like surfing and combing his hair. 3rd ‘go round’ he takes a solo. Of course more exciting than drum part. Always a crowd pleaser but I cringe when we start it.

    There was a shirt that had Wipe Out printed on it inside a red circle w/a red line through it as in ‘no wipe out!’ Thought that was a gooder.
     
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    W&A Player DFO Master

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    We do a similar medley with Wooly Bully / Wipe out / Batman...the crowd loves it and it keeps them on the dance floor. I would not recommend playing it drunk 'cause if you screw it up you may become the drummer who 'can't even play Wipe Out'!
     
  4. DanRH

    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    Probably once every five years thank goodness!
     
  5. singleordoubleheads

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    This song has been haunting me since I picked up the sticks for the first time in the summer of '86! I can (and have) played it just fine for decades, but I find it embarassing personally, no matter how "perfectly" it is played. Kinda like asking a pianist to play Chopsticks imho. Nowadays I try to avoid it at all costs...
     
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    Houndog Very well Known Member

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    Mom just kills on this ....Wonder if you guys bagging on it can keep up ???
     
  7. DrummerJustLikeDad

    DrummerJustLikeDad That's Me, The Silent Son

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    Wipe Out? Wipe out civilization you mean!
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  8. dcrigger

    dcrigger DFO Master

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    Wipe Out is just an everlasting thing that has popped up here and there since I started playing (back when it was pretty new). :) Pretty obligatory for wedding bands, etc.. but also for recording or shows, where folks may not actually be doing Wipe Out but are referencing it/doing something very similar.

    Anyway it hadn't really reared its head for quite until a couple of years ago - when an arrangement of it showed up to recorded as part of that year's Disney On Ice show. Which marked the first time I ever got to record t for real - or sort of real (making it bigger and more intense was part of the task as well - so there was some layering and doubling happening). And then as is so often the case, in the final cut of show, the two plus minute arrangement got whittled down to a scant 16 bars. Lots of notes recorded for naught (except getting paid, of course) :) Anyway like I said, very much par for the course - there is always quite a bit of music that gets recorded that doesn't make it into the finished show.

    Though the version of "3 Little Fishes" that starts around 4:45 seemed to survive intact. (Wipe Out starts in the first 30 seconds or so)

    Sorry - horrible sound - a fan video recording from the audience...

     
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    HaHa!! LOVE that idea!!!
     
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    moodman Lone Wolf

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