samedi 31 mars 2012

The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird (Garrett Records - 1963)

If you want to learn everything about The Trashmen, just hit the internet or read the nice line note of this excellent Charly 2011 reedition. Surfin' Bird has acquired a cult status amon punk and garage collectors and when you hear their raw take on rock'n'roll, you easily understand why. Surfin' Bird, their only hit single, is a combination of two R&B hits by The Rivingtons, Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow and The Bird's the Word and probably the first single to chart with a sick punk voice on it. The Trashmen gained a new popularity in the mid 90's when Quentin Tarentino made of Misirlou the opening theme of Pulp Fiction.

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