1.28.2008

The Trashmen: Live Bird '65-'67 (Amazing Live Stuff !)

Album Review
Although marketed as a surf band, Minnesota's Trashmen were decidedly landlocked by geography, but not by spirit. The group's odd mix of surf, R&B, sneering garage pop, and psychotic instrumentals made them one of the most eccentric and interesting of the groups that sprang up around the surf craze of the early '60s. This delightful collection of rare live tracks shows the kind of offhand, humorous dementia that they channeled into their shows, climaxing in a near six-minute version of their wacky masterpiece, the manic "Surfin' Bird." But this was a surprisingly versatile and nimble band, and their versions here of Booker T. & the MG's' "Green Onions" and James Brown's "Mashed Potatoes" spotlight a funky little R&B groove, while "Same Lines" sneers along with the best of 1960s garage punk, and "Keep Your Hands off My Baby" is skillfully executed faux doo wop. Two of the songs here ("Bird Dance Beat," "King of the Surf") were recorded at the Home School for Girls at the Saux Centre in Minnesota in 1966, and the mere thought of young, impressionable girls listening to this band of goofy maniacs is a sobering one.

10 POINTS FOR ME ! great & amazing surf-garage-pop-demented music !

LINK: BIRD DANCE BEAT !

6 comments:

Fantômas said...

Que haces che, recien leo tu comentario porque estaba de vacaciones! Ya mismo me tengo que poner a actualizar jajajj.

Suerte con este nuevo proyecto.. supongo que te va a ir bien por lo que vi en tus otros blogs tenes un material de la puta madre. Ahora te linkeo a vos tambien.

Un saludo.

Maximiliano said...

Nunca habia escuchado a los trashmen en vivo, impresionante.
La grabacion es de excelente calidad, para la epoca.
Escuchar como tocan surfin Bird, es una sensacion inexplicable, se nota que estos pibes se divertian.
Otro tema que me encanta es Henrietta.
Personalmente creo los Trash pierden brillo cuando se alejan del surf rock y quieren incursionar en otros estilos, por ejemplo cuando hacen versiones de Buddy Holly, pero que les vamos a decir a estos pibes?
Son uno de los inventores del rock de garage. nada mas.
Gracias

Betto Skin said...

gracias por este post...despues, tu poderia repostar la faixa 4...la mesma esa corrompida...muchas gracias...

The Bomber said...

Querido Betto, proba bajandola de vuelta, la chequee y funciona ´perfectamente.

Muchos saludos y me avisa cualquier cosa.

Weird Eyes said...

Wow, amazing. Thank you so much!
:)

Sundazed said...

Please remove this an all other Sundazed titles from your blog. These are still in print with us and active in our catalog. Thank you!