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As drummers, we all know how the song “Wipe out” goes. You get the guitar riff (You accompany that with a rock beat), then the drummer does that accent pattern, and then you go back to the “normal” rock beat when the guitars come back. Riff, Drums, riff, drums, alternate that a few times, and you got yourself a nice little drum song that everybody loves. Besides, it makes the drummer shines on stage. He gets a bit of spotlight. So: cool!
What I didn’t know was that the band “The Ventures”, the ones who wrote that song, they played it with some variations both on the drums and on the guitar. It is a lot of fun to watch. So, I attached a clip from 1966 when they played it in Japan. That drummer is great: very efficient!