Guy Plays Awesome House/Techno/Trance Medley On PVC Pipes With Flip-Flops

August 15, 2014


This is a video of Adelaide, Australia's 'Pipe Guy' Jake Clarke performing a medley of house/techno/trance elements along with Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and the White Stripe's "Seven Nation Army." Jake performs on a set of custom built PVC pipes (similar to what the Blue Man Group uses) by beating them with flip-flops (previously: this other guy performing a medley of video game themes). You think if I moved to Australia, Jake would let me be his roadie? Obviously, talent like this doesn't deserve to carry its own PVC pipe thingy around. That's where I come in. Then I'd hire somebody else to carry it so I could hang out with Pipe Guy's groupies and smoke herbal ganja all day.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to John A, who agrees with a quick trip to Home Depot, anybody can make their dreams of banging on PVC pipe drums a reality. Plus you can pretend to take a dump in one of the display toilets.

  • Jaguar Paw
  • zin

    Disappointed that he's using thongs dedicated to beating, rather than his own thongs. He's wearing shoes, what's with that? TOTALLY contradicts his image.

  • Jaguar Paw

    I am the Pipe Guy, and I can tell you it is because it is winter in Adelaide.



  • zin

    But feet don't get cold

  • Beegeezee505

    So are we all going to ignore how this is totally ripped from the Blue Man Group? Anyone?

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    Because no one ever did this before BMG

  • Beegeezee505

    Just like no one ever used unnecessary sarcasm in an Internet post before.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    I'd say it was completely necessary, since your comment was stupid.

  • Beegeezee505

    Is that all you got? My comment was stupid? Actually, I'd say it was pretty spot on. Blue Man Group does use tubes and paddles in their show. So now telling the truth is stupid?

    And then here comes Hayley with her big, hipster, pseudo-intellectual mouth, starting a fight where there wasn't one. Just remember that you swung first. You've already lost.

  • Tony Foster

    And 1000's of bands use drums in their band also, what exactly is your argument? 2 different performers cant use a similar instrument...? dont be an asshat. this guy is fun to watch, thats the point of entertainment.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    Hipster? pseudo-intellectual? I never started a fight, I made a point. BMG are not the only people to have ever done this. And you didn't draw a comparison or anything like that, you claimed he "is totally ripped from the Blue Man Group" which was a stupid comment (stupid: lacking intelligence or common sense.).

    Because, as I pointed out BMG is not the first, so it's not ripping them off. That is like claiming someone who writes romantic comedy plays is "Totally ripping of Shakespeare." Which would be a stupid thing to claim. Others write sci fi, other make computer FPS games, others make self portraits, that does not mean they are ripping people off.

  • Tomate Diseño

    Well Luigi Russolo had BMG beat by a good few decades… so perhaps this guy's ripping him off instead?

  • Bling Nye
  • I would buy his album for sure.

  • westmclarenmerc

    Seems people have forgotten Snubby J.

  • Chris Loch maybe the original idea... or earliest inspiration comes from something like this

  • Chris Loch

    Been done before by an orchestra with bamboo... on Bougainville PNG.

  • Meh

    Awesome guy.

  • Matthew Anderson
  • khemical

    Don't be fooled by that crowd. That is just the line for the the iPhone 6.

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