Price: £10.99
Format: cd
Artist: The Trashmen
CatNo: SNAX633CD
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The Trashmen Surfin' Bird CD
Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962, The Trashmen's original line-up comprised Tony Andreason (lead guitar and vocals), Dal Winslow (guitar and vocals), Steve Wahrer (drums and vocals) and Bob Reed (bass guitar). Their biggest hit 'Surfin' Bird' - a fearsome marriage of The Rivingtons' 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow' and The Bird's The Word' set to a surf rock beat - made US No.4 in late 1963.  Their only other Hot 100 hit 'Dance Bird Beat' (Us No.30) came the following year, with 'Bad News' Bubbling Under at No.124 a few months later. 
 
The Trashmen shot back into public consciousness when 'Surfin' Bird' narrowly missed the number one slot in the UK singles chart in 2010 after a massively successful online movement which arose from the use of the song in an episode of the popular cartoon Family Guy.  'Surfin' Bird' has also been recorded by numerous artists including the Ramones, The Cramps and the thrash metal band Sodom as well as being used in movies and television shows including Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.  As of 2013 The Trashmen continue to tour in Europe and the US, and have just completed a brand new album with long-time fan Rockabilly guitarist Deke Dickerson.
1. Surfin' Bird
2. King Of The Surf
3. Henrietta
4. Misirlou
5. Malaguena
6. It's So Easy
7. Tube City
8. My Woodie
9. Bird Bath
10. Kuk
11. Money (That's What I Want)
12. Sleeper
 
Bonus tracks
13. Bird Dance Beat
14. Bad News
15. On The Move
16. Whoa Dad!
17. A-Bone
18. Peppermint Man
19. New Generation
20. Real Life Doll
21. Walkin' My Baby
22. Dancin' With Santa