Coaster in Longwave music vid?

Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:59 PM
Not sure if someone had brought this up, and if they have I apologize...

Does anyone know what coaster is in the Longwave 'Tidal Wave' video? (you can see it at

I can't seem to place it. That and the band also shows you NOT what to do on a coaster (last time I checked, throwing dirt, leaves, or confetti was not allowed on a coaster).


Friday, October 17, 2003 8:20 AM
kpjb's avatar I never even knew Longwave had videos. Stinkin' MTV. I'll have to check that out. Thanks!
Friday, October 17, 2003 9:10 AM
Olsor's avatar Looks like the Screamer at Scandia Amusement Park in CA.

Colin D.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 9:54 PM
Longwave is from NYC so perhaps it's a coaster from there, but I haven't seen the video so I don't know. Truly they're one of THE best live bands I've ever seen besides Spiritualized, U2, Radiohead, BRMC, and REM. Also, Longwave's "The Strangest Things" has been one of my fav records to come out this year besides The Stratford 4 and BRMC. I could go on and on about music.
Nashville needs a theme park!
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:21 PM
I finally picked up the new EP from Longwave, "Life of the Party", this week. Since it is an enhanced CD, it has the video for "Tidal Wave" which features the band on a roller coaster. After checking the pics on RCDB, it does appear to be the Scandia "Screamer" which the band is riding. I thought some of you here might be interested in knowing that it's now available in the US.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Saturday, July 10, 2004 10:06 AM
The coaster is indeed the Scandia Screamer. The footage was obviously slowed down to make the song last the enrire length of the ride. What impresses me was that the singer actually sang while going up the loud lift, much less the actual ride.

I don't know what it is about that ride, but I still think it's one of the scariest coasters I have ever ridden, Especially at night.


Monday, July 12, 2004 12:59 AM

Sean Flaharty said:
What impresses me was that the singer actually sang while going up the loud lift, much less the actual ride.

-Sean overdubbing!!! It's kind of a new technology, much like music videos themselves. *** Edited 7/12/2004 5:01:36 AM UTC by pete4winds***

Dead men don't ride roller coasters.
Monday, July 12, 2004 1:49 PM

What I meant to say was he was following along with the soundtrack. That coaster is very loud so any soundtrack that may have been playing would have been pretty loud is speakers were used. I am quite aware how music videos are put together. Perhaps he didn't use a soundtrack at all?


Monday, July 12, 2004 10:46 PM
I saw 'em play at the Paradise in Boston a few years back...they opened for The Sheila Divine.

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