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Album Review

"Wipe Out" is probably the definitive surf rock instrumental. Comparable with such classics of the period such as Dick Dale's "Let's Go Trippin'," the Champs' " Tequila," and Bill Doggett's "Honkey Tonk," the track leads you right into the period and, as an added plus, defies you not to dance. The full-length album Wipe Out is almost as good. The revolutionary proto-metal guitar by Jim Fuller and pounding drums of Ron Wilson engulf every cut, especially the wild "Wiggle Woggle" and the cover of the aforementioned "Tequila." One of the ultimate surf party platters, this album — despite its trashy production — has stood the test of time.

Customer Reviews

I love this album!!!

I highly recommend this album for people who love great music and a good time. Of course Wipe Out and Surfer Joe are timeless classics. The songs bring me right to the beach! I especially love the other songs too, Avalanche, Secret Cove and Magic Sands. Ther're all great!!!!

Great Summer Fun (Anytime!)

Forty-five years after its original release, Wipe Out continues to reign supreme! This album of old (rerecorded) and new classics has me dancing from start to end. Surf music lives on! This music is perfect for summer parties, or all year round. Lovin it!


This guy's son is my band teacher !!!!!


Formed: 1962 in Glendora, CA

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A Glendora, CA, surf group remembered for "Wipe Out," the number two 1963 hit that ranks as one of the great rock instrumentals, featuring a classic up-and-down guitar riff and a classic solo drum roll break, both of which were emulated by millions (the number is no exaggeration) of beginning rock & rollers. They recorded an astonishing number of albums (about half a dozen) and singles in the mid-'60s; the "Wipe Out" follow-up, "Point Panic," was the only one to struggle up to the middle of the charts....
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