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Wipe Out

The Surfaris

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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.

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Biography

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...
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