Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Collection: Old Navy Beach Party (Catch A Wave)
|This retail outlet special edition sports two venerable surf instro classics.|
Picks: Wipe Out, Pipeline
Track by Track Review
"Wipe Out" is simply the definitive drummer's badge of courage. If he can do a decent "Wipe Out," he's hired. Simple, and written and recorded in just minutes, this is an international classic that has sold multimillions of copies, and still does every year worldwide. This is the long version.
This is it. This track defined surf. It is the archetype! Paul Johnson once told me that when first heard this tune on his car radio, he said Whoa! Wha-at is THAT?, and pulled over to the side of the road to listen. The Chantays defined the classic surf line up, 2 guitars, piano, bass, and drums. Glorious first use of glissandoes, first rhythm guitar dominance in the mix, and just plain essential.