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The Trashmen


A Minneapolis rock and roll & roll music group, they evolved from Jim Thaxter & the Travelers, saving a unitary under that name (“Sally Jo”/”Cyclone”). The group comprises Tony Andreason (lead electric guitar), Dan Winslow (electric guitar/ vocals), Bob Reed (bass), and Steve Wahrer (drums/vocals). Unfairly depicted being a novelty action, the Trashmen had been in most cases a top-notch rock and roll & move combo, enormously well-known on the teenager membership circuit, playing mainly surf music to some landlocked Minnesota market. Drummer Steve Wahrer mixed two songs with the Rivingtons (“The Bird’s the term” and “Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow”), added freakish vocal results along with a pounding tempo to the combine, and, by early 1964, the group is at the very best Ten countrywide with “Surfin’ Parrot.” Although group continued release a great follow-up singles and a fantastic album, their second in sunlight had arrive and eliminated; they disbanded by later 1967/early 1968. They re-formed within the middle-’80s and continuing to try out locally until Wahrer’s loss of life. The Trashmen are revered by ’60s enthusiasts among the great American teenage band combos ever, their lone strike exemplifying outrageous, unabashed rock and roll & move at its most demented, bare-bones-basic, lone-E-chord finest.

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Full Name The Trashmen
Music Songs Surfin Bird, El Surf del Pájaro, Bird Dance Beat, Miserlou, Roll Over Beethoven, King of the Surf, Ubangi Stomp, A-Bone, Tube City, Malaguena, Money, Hava Nagila, Kuk, Walkin' My Baby, Bird Bath, Peppermint Man, Green Onions, It's So Easy, Dancin’ With Santa, Lost Angel, My Woodie, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Johnny B. Goode, Bird'65, Bird Diddley Beat, The Sleeper, Baja, Henrietta, Walk Don't Run, Comic Book Collector, Stick Shift, Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Albums Surfin' Bird, The Great Lost Trashmen Album, Live Bird '65 - '67, Teen Trot! (Live in Ellsworth, Wi-August 22, 1965), Comic Book Collector, Live in Spain, Dancin' with Santa, Tube City! The Best of The Trashmen!, Bird Call! The Twin City Stomp of the Trashmen, Surfin' Bird (Original Single Version), Henrietta / Rumble (Pounding Live Cuts from 1965!), I'm a Trashman: 4-Song - EP

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1 Rock band formed in Minneapolis, MN, in 1962.
2 Their biggest hit was "The Surfin' Bird" in 1963 (Garrett Records). Reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
3 Steve Wahrer died on Jan. 21, 1989, of throat cancer at age 47.
4 Members have included Steve Wahrer, Tony Andreason, Bob Reed, Mark Andreason, Robin Reed, Dal Winslow.



Brice 3 2016 performer: "Surfin Bird"
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Eastbound & Down 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Promoción fantasma 2012 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
The Big Year 2011 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Campamento Flipy 2010 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Family Guy 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fred Claus 2007 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Fuck 2005 Documentary performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Battlefield: Vietnam 2004 Video Game performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Goodbye Charlie Bright 2001 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Burnt Money 2000 performer: "Surfin' Bird" / writer: "Surfin' Bird"
Heaven's Burning 1997 performer: "SURFIN' BIRD"
Sleepers 1996 performer: "Bird Dance Beat"
Home for the Holidays 1995 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Mistah 1994 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Moonlighting 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Full Metal Jacket 1987 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Baby It's You 1983 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Pink Flamingos 1972 performer: "Surfin' Bird"
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "Surfin' Bird"

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