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What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: April 08, 2009 10:05AM
That's the 1963 hit from The Surfaris.

Recently I was driving with my wife, youngest daughter (25) and a friend of my daughter. I had a compilation disc I had made up ages ago playing and then 'Wipe Out' came on. I immediately started a very slow sway to the left followed by a slow sway to the right and then repeated for the whole song. Both my wife and daughter were doing the same mirroring my position and the friend wondered what the hell we were on.

Some will know and most won't.



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: papercup
Date: April 08, 2009 10:12AM
Play the imaginary drums.

Theme from Hawaii Five-0 brings a slightly different involuntary motion.
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 08, 2009 10:18AM
air guitar.



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 08, 2009 10:27AM
Play the imaginary drums. Wildly. Throw the 'sticks', spin, flail in the air.

Back in the day, when I had a radio program (in college), we had that song on a cartridge tape. Backwards. Thhhooop, Thhhooop, Thhhooop. It was a hoot, especially when we were, *ahem* in an altered state, violating FCC rules. Drop it into Audacity and try it out. You'll laugh your butt off.

Also try the drum solo from "Innagoddadavita" by Iron Butterfly. It gets inside your head.
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: billb
Date: April 08, 2009 10:35AM
smile
turn it up

defininately not beat out the drum solo on the table, back of the seat in front of you or on your own knees as was common back then .
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: prof
Date: April 08, 2009 10:49AM
Change the station!
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 08, 2009 11:02AM
turn the volume up to eleven.



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: April 08, 2009 11:03AM
Drum on the head of the person sitting closest to me.
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: edgarbc1
Date: April 08, 2009 11:17AM
i fixate on the recorded laugh...
it gives me nightmares
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 08, 2009 11:30AM
I always imagine surfers taking on a huge wave and almost losing it. Or was that Pipeline? Can't say that I act out or anything when I hear it though. Both of those are great tunes!



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: April 08, 2009 11:35AM
start going du du du dudoo dudoo du dup dudoo du du dudop ah

at teen club in the mid 60's that's what all the amateur drummers would play wqhen the band and regular drummer took a break.
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 08, 2009 11:48AM
Picture myself as a very skinny teenager with lots and lots of hair and maybe just a few pimples. smiling bouncing smiley



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 08, 2009 12:39PM
You gotta do the little hand motion thing with the swaying. smiling smiley





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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: decay
Date: April 08, 2009 01:41PM
LOL!

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 08, 2009 01:54PM
The Monkey.



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 08, 2009 02:22PM
yahahahahahahaWiippeeoouutt!!

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And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: April 08, 2009 02:41PM
I've been trying to find a YouTube clip to show people but they are all US amateur productions and wrong!

There is a show called Return to the Forbidden Planet which is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet using 50s and 60s rock and roll music. I now note that it had a limited run in the US in the professional theatre so most here have probably never heard of it let alone have seen it! Anyway, the tune Wipe Out is used when the space rocket takes off and all the crew sway slowly in time as though the rocket is occasionally changing course. The show does the rounds every two or three years over here and we have seen it a few times, a glorious over the top night out.



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 08, 2009 03:30PM
Drum on anything at hand smiling smiley
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: decay
Date: April 08, 2009 03:52PM
Quote
voodoopenguin
I've been trying to find a YouTube clip to show people but they are all US amateur productions and wrong!

There is a show called Return to the Forbidden Planet which is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and the 1950s science fiction film Forbidden Planet using 50s and 60s rock and roll music. I now note that it had a limited run in the US in the professional theatre so most here have probably never heard of it let alone have seen it! Anyway, the tune Wipe Out is used when the space rocket takes off and all the crew sway slowly in time as though the rocket is occasionally changing course. The show does the rounds every two or three years over here and we have seen it a few times, a glorious over the top night out.

[www.rttfp.com]

VIDEO ON THIS PAGE!

[www.newlinetheatre.com]



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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 08, 2009 04:32PM
"What do I do"?

The Swim, obviously.
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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: April 08, 2009 06:30PM
Yeah a combo of the Swim complete with Backstroke, Underwater, the Monkey, a little Skate, and the Jerk .....


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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: April 08, 2009 06:39PM
Wild monkey sex?




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Re: What do you do when you hear the song 'Wipe Out'?
Posted by: Dick Moore
Date: April 08, 2009 06:53PM
Drink tequila!!! .... No wait, that's when I hear "Tequila!"

Ah, what the hell, drink tequila!!!



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