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McG and the 'Gamblers Pipeline Surf Video

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by McG, Dec 8, 2018.


  1. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Not much going on today. No gig tonight, today's rehearsal moved to tomorrow.

    So just for gits and shiggles I grabbed some surf video off the net and edited it to our acoustic version of the Chantays' classic surf song, Pipeline, from a county fair gig a couple of years ago. Admittedly an amateur video guy here but it was fun. :)

    Maybe it will help warm up some of our brothers and sisters living in cold country. :thumbsup:

     
  2. growlypants

    growlypants

    Nov 10, 2012
    Atlanta
    I feel warmer, already!! (Thanks!)
     
  3. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I love the part with guy inside the tube and running his hand along the inside wall of water..........oh yes, and a excellent rendition of pipeline as well. :thumbsup:

    Maybe someday I'll give that long board thing a try:D
     
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  4. mwbonsall

    mwbonsall Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2000
    Casa Grande, Arizona
    Very cool, thanks Grant!

    Mark
     
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  5. Love Pipeline, one of the great surf tunes. My band plays it, and every time we play it in an open air setting there are more people there when we finish than when we began. It pulls people in.

    Nice work!
     
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  6. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Glad it helped warm you up Dan. :)

    Thanks Scott. The "green room" shots are my favorite parts.

    It would be quite a rush riding a paddle board on a wave that big! :woot:

    Thanks! I love watching peoples faces when the recognize the tune, always a crowd pleaser. You're right about it drawing people in, especially at outdoor gigs.

    Fun Fact: The Chantays wrote and recorded Pipeline while attending Santa Ana High School here in Orange County, just a few miles from me. :thumbsup:

    Fun Fact #2: A few years ago we were playing Pipeline at a restaurant/bar. A guy was pointing his phone at us the whole song. I thought he was recording us. At break he told us he's friends with Bob Spickard, the Chantays' guitar player and co-writer of the song. He'd called Bob when we started the song and was having him listen. Apparently Bob liked our version. That was cool :cool:
     
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  7. Staredge

    Staredge

    Aug 7, 2010
    Germantown, MD
    Fun fact #3: the original title was Liberty's Whip.
     
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  8. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    nothing says California more than surf music.
     
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  9. nixdad

    nixdad

    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Excellent, Grant! Thanks for sharing.

    I agree, Gary. Although I'm just starting to enjoy the cool weather, I'm always in the mood for some California imagery and surf music.
    th-10.
     
  10. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Great live sound! Love that guitar tone. Really well done. :bassist:
     
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  11. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    What bass were you playing on this? Your Dean EACB?
     
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  12. Blankandson

    Blankandson Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Gallatin, Tennessee
    This helps me see why my son-in-law and one of the grandsons go surfing several times a week in North Carolina. Fun fun fun
     
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  13. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Is that you Grant on the surf board? ;)
     
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  14. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Hey G... sounded great, and looked great, too...

    ... it's 25°, here... factor in the wind, and it feels even colder...

    ... I know it's all relative... I just wish I could swap residences with my relatives, in Hawaii.
     
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  15. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I did not know that. Thanks for the info!

    True dat. We're thinking about adding another surf tune or two. It's such happy music, :thumbsup:

    I've liked surf movies since they first came out in the early 60s. :)

    Thanks Bunk. It's a really fun song to play. Jay gets a great tone from that Takamine. I've never heard anyone play an acoustic like that.

    Yep, that's the Dean :cool:
    Grant OC Fair.

    I have hard core surfer friends. It's a sickness. :laugh:

    Not in those clips. I only go for big surr. 50' + ;)

    Thanks Spidey. It was 48 here this morning. I 'bout froze to death. :D
     
  16. One of my Faves! Nice work on the video and the music! -Only thing i would request is a cut in with the GHG every now and then.
    Good stuff Grant!
     
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  17. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Thanks James. Pipeline is one of my favs too.

    You're right that there should have been band shots in there. The guys said the same thing. :laugh: It was my first attempt at editing video to go with sound and I was so wrapped up in trying to find surfing scenes to match the music that I didn't think about it looking better with some performance shots. Oh well, I'll get it right next time ;)
     
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  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony

    Apr 27, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    That is a cool song, and a cool video! :woot:
     
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  19. McG

    McG Goat Hill Gamblers

    Oct 6, 2010
    Costa Mesa, CA
    For any interested parties, and since I didn't edit in at least some of the band, here's the performance video of the song. Orange County Fair a couple of years ago. It was a really good gig top to bottom. :thumbsup:

     
  20. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Waaaayyy cool :thumbsup::cool::hyper:
     
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