The Trashmen 26-26-26 Hit Surfin' Bird Rare CD Orig Nu

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 31, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

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 two songs by the Rivingtons ("The Bird's the Word" and "Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow"), added freakish vocal effects and a pounding rhythm to the mix, and, by early 1964, the group was in the Top Ten nationwide with "Surfin' Bird." Though the group continued to release great follow-up singles and an excellent album, their moment in the sun had come and gone; they disbanded by late 1967/early 1968. They re-formed in the mid-'80s and continued to play locally until Wahrer's death. The Trashmen are revered by '60s collectors as one of the great American teen-band combos of all time, their lone hit exemplifying wild, unabashed rock & roll at its most demented, bare-bones-basic, lone-E-chord finest. Surfin' Bird Misirlou Money Tube City Kuk It's So Easy King of the Surf Henrietta Malaguena My Woodie Bird Bath The Sleeper Bird Dance Beat A-Bone Bad News New Generation Pepper
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