Number 451 - Surfaris
surf rock ~ wo0t
The Surfaris disbanded in 1966 but have periodically reunited and are still active as of 2008, performing and recording, often re-recording their old and new songs. They still perform as Bob Berryhill's Surfaris and Jim Fuller's Surfaris (two separate groups) all over United States and Europe with a large fan base. Drummer Ron Wilson died 7 May 1989, one month short of his 45th birthday. Wilson had released an album of his songs, entitled Lost It In The Surf, on Bennet House Records of Grass Valley, California, recorded in June 1987. A very small number of cassettes of this album were produced. Lost It In The Surf included a cover of "Louie Louie", complete with Scottish bagpipes. [Source: Wikipedia]
~ The Saints, an English band covered the song (produced by Joe Meek) in the mid-1960s
~ The 2006 Dancehall riddim Wipe Out is based on the Surfaris song. Several well known Jamaican musicians (Lady Saw, T.O.K., Elephant Man, Beenie Man and others) recorded vocals over this instrumental.
~ Gary Hoey covered this song on his Monster Surf album in 2005.
~ The Queers performed a cover of "Wipe Out" on the Acid Beaters split-cd with The Manges in 2003.
~ The Korean rhythm video game Pump It Up featured a track called "Mr. Larpus" that was based on this song.
~ The Ventures cover the song on their live album The Ventures on Stage in 1965.
~ The Toy Dolls too cover the song with an additional Video made in 1984.
~ Serbian doo wop band Vampiri recorded a cover version on their 1992 album Tacno u ponoc.
In November, 1998, Phish played a cover of the song and then from that point, jokingly, throughout the duration of the show, slipped back into the song in the middle or between other songs, and then encored with it. The show was released on Live Phish Vol. 6. ~ [Source: Wikipedia]