Surfin Bird Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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If this sounds appealing (and there's no earthly reason it shouldn't), there are more delights within, although only "Bird Bath" attempts (unsuccessfully) to match the hit. You get some nicely executed surf instrumentals, slightly surf-inflected covers of "It's So Easy" and "Money," and some especially commissioned (from a friend of the band) surf and hotrod songs crammed full of period jargon. Bonus tracks include a demo of "Surfin' Bird"'s too-close-for-comfort followup, "Bird Dance Beat," and a sweetly goofy Christmas single that has Santa and his reindeer doing the Watusi with Peggy Sue, Short Fat Fannie, and other regular partygoers of the era. --Ken Barnes
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The label on this Sundazed reissue indicates that the original masters were used to create this pressing, so what you get is sonically true to a 1964 original, not some modern remastered hybrid that the musicians never intended. It is even still in mono, and has not been remastered into stereo. About the only thing inaccurate about the description by Amazon is the track listing, which is probably from the CD version. The actual track listing follows that of the original album. Side 1: Surfin' Bird, King of the Surf, Henrietta, Miserlou, Malaguena, It's So Easy, Break-Up, Church Key; Side 2: Tube City, My Woodie, Bird Bath, Kuk, Money, Sleeper, Walk Don't Run, and Raw-Hide. I feel I got my money's worth with this album, and then some. Pick up a copy and play it repeatedly until your talking dog and megalomaniacal baby destroy your copy and buy all others in town. Amazon will ship you another.
Add to your 60's collection of Weird music from that time ,,,, AHHH ,,, Don't tell us you don't have " LOUIE-LOUIE " or " PURPLE PEOPLE EATER " in some CD collection ...... Kevin
good as the original album.
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Hailing from Minnesota and perhaps overshadowed by their 1963 hit "Surfin' Bird," The Trashmen are quintessential surf/garage rock band, even being classified as protopunk. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Holden Sandvik
I graduated from high school in 1963. The Trashmen were a local band here in Minneapolis and Surfin Bird was " the word". I owned a copy of the album back then. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by thomas truesdale
Loved the product, price was a steal had to return nothing. Packing was great and price was too. will order more soon. ThanksPublished on January 2, 2013 by Jerry Mayse