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Surfin' Bird

The Trashmen

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Album Review

The only album released by the Trashmen during their lifetime actually outstrips most of the Southern California-based competition, due to the ferocious grit of the playing and a vaguely demented, go-for-broke recklessness. A good mix of instrumentals and vocals, though nothing else is on the level of the title cut; the CD reissue adds demos of "Surfin' Bird" and "Bird Dance Beat, " and a couple rare singles.

Customer Reviews

Peter Griffin's favorite song ever

This song was played many times during the second episode of the latest season of family guy with Peter becoming obsessed with this classic- funny stuff. Great song! B-b-bird bird bird....the bird is the word.

dont you know about the bird?

lol its an okay song but its really repeditive and its only popular right now because it was aired on a family guy episode recently but it isnt really catching or anything

da bird is da best

this is the best song ever tell your friends da bird is da word
this is the best song to sing and dance to i bought it and told my friends to buy it
go family guy

Biography

Formed: 1962 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A Minneapolis rock & roll band, they evolved from Jim Thaxter & the Travelers, recording one single under that name ("Sally Jo"/"Cyclone"). The group comprises Tony Andreason (lead guitar), Dan Winslow (guitar/ vocals), Bob Reed (bass), and Steve Wahrer (drums/vocals). Unfairly depicted as a novelty act, the Trashmen were in actuality a top-notch rock & roll combo, enormously popular on the teen club circuit, playing primarily surf music to a landlocked Minnesota audience. Drummer Steve...
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