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The Wiggles

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by thrasher717, Feb 23, 2004.


  1. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota
    Any of you other fathers (or mothers -- I didn't mean to be sexist) of young children watch "The Wiggles"?

    My kids are 3, 2, and 1 and I, therefore, get to watch alot of children's programs. I find The Wiggles to be the least heinous. OK, I'll admit it -- I like The Wiggles. :) They actually have some pretty cool bass lines in their songs. Anyone else notice this?

    It's OK to admit you watch it.
     
  2. LoJoe

    LoJoe

    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    Another member of the "Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy" club here. My girls are 5 and 6 and finally starting to outgrow the Wiggles. Funny guys, absolutely clean show, and catchy tunes at times. I'll take them over the Teletubies anyday.
     
  3. i never really get the wiggles, only the giggles maybe :bag:
     
  4. I'm down with "The Wiggles".

    I have a three year old and we watch it all the time. They rock.
     
  5. I'm single and don't have kids...yet I still watch the Wiggles. Pretty good show...I've caught it a few times just flipping through the channels... :D
     
  6. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    I have been fortunate enough to avoid the Wiggles with my three-year-old son, but I have become somewhat of a specialist regarding the music on Spongebob Squarepants. I have heard artists from Junior Brown to Pantera on that show. Plus, the little songe that plays over the end credits (you know the one with the cheesy guitar lead line) gets stuck in my head for days at a time. Also check out the music from the Hotwheels World Race DVD/video. Smashmouth does the main theme and there are some cool techno tunes for each race team! Mark Mothersborough (?), the guy from Devo, does most of the music for Rugrats.

    :eek:
     
  7. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota

    I respect that. I'm sure women would find it endearing.
     
  8. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota

    Fortunate? You don't know what you're missing!
     
  9. TxBass

    TxBass

    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    Amen brother! :D
     
  10. Yep! *Big Red Car*...... :D

    My kids are turning 8 and 5 in a couple weeks.

    They've pretty much out grown it.

    But Mommy likes em. Gotta admit.....their songs have some good hooks lol!! :D
     
  11. well, i'm 18, and i have a girlfriend that likes the wiggles, and she always tries to get me to watch it, she's always saying look, murrey's playing the bass! and then she says, look murrey's playing a telecaster! then i start to watch, just to see what kind of bass. um...yeah...thats right, the bass :rolleyes:
    sometimes i catch myself singing,"tie me kangaroo down sport, tie me kangaroo down." that is one catchy song!
    i think i watch to much tv :(
    Charlie
     
  12. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota

    Your girlfriend recognizes a Telecaster? Cool. I have seen a clip of Murray playing a Hofner Beatles Bass. Apparently he does most of the guitar and bass work on their recordings. Mostly he uses Maton guitars (made in Australia). I can't believe how much I know about this. I have no life.
     
  13. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    moved, not music related.
     
  14. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota
    How is this not music related?
     
  15. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    From what I have read, this is a children's television show correct?


    I'm not that familiar with the show, just what I had gathered.
     
  16. thrasher717

    thrasher717

    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota
    Yeah, it's a children's television show, but I posted this because I thought some of their songs actually have some cool bass lines. I don't really care that it was moved -- I just wondered why you thought it wasn't music related.
     
  17. Slot

    Slot

    Oct 17, 2003
    Sydney - The Shire
    Im mates with the wiggles sound engineer, he's actually a pretty damn good bassist aswell as being a freak behind the desk. Im not sure if he lays down the bass parts on their tracks, but it wouldnt surprise me if he did. He plays a schweet warwick and ashdown rig.

    His studio closed down about a year ago though, and i havent seen him since. I take it he's over in the states with the rest of the gang at the moment.

    But yup, for what they do, i reckon their the best. They know how to take the pizz out of themselves too, which is a good quality
     
  18. Electricmayhem

    Electricmayhem

    Dec 18, 2003
    NH
    My little brothers have watched it but I ran away. The Wiggles freak me out. :bag:
     
  19. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    My twins like them (20 months). Pretty good for a kids musical show. I do agree, 100% better than the damn teletubbies. AFAIK, all the teletubbies do is teach poor language skills and how to veg in front of the idiot box. Pretty good for a kids musical show.
     
  20. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Wiggles Trivia.

    The wiggles is an off-shoot from a band called "The Cockroaches". As the Cockroaches, they had several hits in Australia and became household names playing clean cut pop tunes (you could probably find some of their tunes on Kazza). They all met in college and all have degrees in primary school teaching (that's young kids). Once the Cockroaches had outlived it's usefulness, they spent several years touring Australia doing live shows and developed a reputation for being a silly but fun night out. My mates, who usualy like their music much louder, were hooked on their live shows. I was too busy gigging to ever catch a show for myself, but the general consensus in the industry was that these guys really, really knew how to read a crowd.

    Then one day, without any warning, they release a kids album under the name "The Wiggles". They were a bit of a laughing stock at first and the common cry was "what on earth made them do that". Pretty soon the album was selling by the millions in Oz, a TV show followed, then a successful venture into Europe and the USA. They're all multi-millionairs now.

    I got to meet them at last years ARIA awards (our Grammy's). They're great guys.