The Chantays Pipeline 1963 Lawrence Welk!

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I'm working on Pipeline and found this clip. I guess Lawrence wasn't so out of touch in those days! Gotta love the Shadows type choreography and the Beatles collarless shirts (ahead of their time for the US.) Such polite boys too.



    1965-66 Ventures live in Japan. Major difference is collapsing the keyboard part into the two guitar parts. Also much more aggressive and faster.

     
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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Lawrence Welk recorded a version of Pipeline. (Surprisingly not bad.)

    ( Read on Wikipedia, the Chantays were the only rock band to appear on the Welk show.)

     
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  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    Welk was of a different era, to be assured, but he knew when something sounded good. He had people on electric guitar and used that sound in other places on his show, so he undoubtedly saw this as an opportunity to make some contemporary music. Lawrence Welk had Top 40 songs into the early ‘60s. I think that Calcutta was his last Top 40 entry.
     
  4. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Love that song. Used to play it in my first band. Thunders did it too and live as well.

     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    What amazes me is how they played that live without a single instrument wired to an amp.
     
  6. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    That’s nothin’. I saw a Rock band where they could sing and be heard without microphones. Miracles! :)
     
  7. Incredible. Lawrence Welk. Tune holds up. Even without accordion.

    The Chantays had dance moves, esp. the guy on piano! :rolleyes:
    Doc, you getting those down?
     
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  8. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Synchromatic

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    Even acoustically it is a great song:
     
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  9. I must say the overall resonance & bass might actually be more prominent in this version.

    I like it. Even as I loathe brushes on percussion.
    (“Not the Daleks. Not the Beatles. I maintain it was poor bass register which all but killed surf music, Dorothy”).
     
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    That was one of the best versions I’ve ever heard. Junior Brown knocks it out of the park, as well.
     
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  11. Me too. No other recorded version by these guys. That is unfortunate.

    Doc, its falling onto your shoulders…

    There was a disk by the Duo-tones: Surf Music Unplugged.
    Seems to be out-of-print.
     
  12. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Synchromatic

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    As a side note, one of my favorite rabbit holes is to pick a song or genre and spend an hour or two on YouTube following it down. I did that on Pipeline a few years back. I saw some beautiful wave videos and ended up listening to Mexican Surf Music. Good stuff all around.
     
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I have that one.



    Paul Johnson was the guitarist for the Bel-Airs who did this one:

     
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  14. I have 4 or 5 cuts off the Duo-tones. I think it had Pipeline on it, but its not in my playlist.
    (Duh, he says after checking the attached youtube clip once my tune ended).

    Right now spinning AquaVelvets Tango De Milo.
    You put me on a surf revisit. Wonder what happened that their music went dark, both on Amazon & on iTunes. Its a very select bunch I can tolerate when its surf music.
     
  15. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Surf Music, Stupid Beach Movie cuts, the King of the Surf Guitar and SRV:
     
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  16. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Gretschie

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    I always liked the original the best... really creates an atmosphere that is lost by the faster, more distorted remakes. The electric piano is a big part of that, I think.
     
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  17. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    In another case of "be careful what you wish for", I searched for Setzer pipeline......
     
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  18. gretschbigsby

    gretschbigsby Gretschie

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    Unfortunately, this site doesn't have a thumbs down option. I'll never be able to unhear that.

    Kudos for finding it, though....
     
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  19. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Gretschie

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    Dec 22, 2018
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    Awright....a Pipeline posting contest!! My submission plus a bonus cut in the same vein.



     
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