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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


OMG! ahahahahahaha family guy....this song makes me crack up every time...lmao

Bird Is The Word!

In the wonderfully insane world of the Trashmen it makes perfect sense that one of the most stupendous, drywall-rattling surf bands ever would come from Minneapolis — about as far from the beach-and-bikini scene as you can get! Anyone who’s ever been severely jolted by Trashmen anthems like “Surfin’ Bird” and “Bird Dance Beat” knows the unparalleled joy of flailing about helplessly to Tony Andreason’s blistering guitar and the manic, rumbling vocals of drummer Steve Wahrer. If only Trashmen records had been loaded into that outward-bound rocket ship years ago, the galaxy would be a much safer place today!

Surfin' Bird

The only reason this song is soo popular is because of Family Guy. This Song is the Best


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 Wahrer combined...
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