The Trashmen - The Best Of The Trashmen (Coloured LP)

The Trashmen - The Best Of The Trashmen (Coloured LP)
Price: 29.90€
Format: LP
Label: SUNDAZED
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The Trashmen's defining moment, 1963's "Surfin' Bird," is perhaps the ultimate lightning-in-a-bottle record. Their first true studio recording, it captures the group's interminable energy and mastery of live performance. But it also is the culmination of spirit and experiment that turned it into something new and, from the perspective of 50 years, unique.

The sound wasn't one that you could build a career by repeating, but it hasn't mattered; the swaggering performance has proven to be a confident, hustling agent for the band and their history, leading the remaining members on tours all over the world in recent years and gaining them repeated exposure on television and in movies.

This collection shows them to be variously a first-rate surf band, a great protopunk outfit, solid rockers with the raw essence of the earliest originators of the sound, and adept enough to work in some comedy and country. This scope of ability and interest is probably the true basis of the band's following now. But "Surfin' Bird" has more tenacity than other bands' entire better-performing catalogs, and with it, the Trashmen created a work that is arguably today the most relevant release from that storied decade.

Colored vinyl LP reissue with two unearthed cuts. Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed in the US at Citizen Vinyl!

  1. Surfin' Bird
  2. King Of The Surf
  3. Tube City
  4. My Woodie
  5. Sleeper
  6. A-Bone
  7. Dance Bird Beat
  8. True Love (previously unissued)
  9. Bad News
  10. Malaguena
  11. Ghost Riders In The Sky
  12. Whoa Dad!
  13. Ubangi Stomp
  14. Walkin' My Baby
  15. Bird Bath
  16. Reelin' & Rockin' (previously unissued)

 

 

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