Bird Call!: The Twin City Stomp of the Trashmen

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Over half of this collector's four-CD box set is previously unissued studio, demo, rehearsal, or live recordings. Nothing is duplicated in this material originally recorded from 1961-1967. The Trashmen are an amazing summary of contradictions when looked at from afar. In pictures, even live ones, they are four clean-cut chaps in suits. Their nationwide 1963 hit "Bird," the 1965 version of which is included here, is a deliriously silly, primitively noisy, and utterly infectious gem. It's like playing a Black Sabbath album and showing pictures of the Bee Gees and trying to get someone to believe they are one and the same. The Trashmen's arrangements are two guitars of clarion...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Over half of this collector's four-CD box set is previously unissued studio, demo, rehearsal, or live recordings. Nothing is duplicated in this material originally recorded from 1961-1967. The Trashmen are an amazing summary of contradictions when looked at from afar. In pictures, even live ones, they are four clean-cut chaps in suits. Their nationwide 1963 hit "Bird," the 1965 version of which is included here, is a deliriously silly, primitively noisy, and utterly infectious gem. It's like playing a Black Sabbath album and showing pictures of the Bee Gees and trying to get someone to believe they are one and the same. The Trashmen's arrangements are two guitars of clarion twang and garage crunch with harmony with lead vocals often moving from one member to another. While some of their covers are saccharine for example, Buddy Holly's "Tell Me How", they offer such glorious trash rock as the cartoonish analysis of Bo Diddley's signature sound in "Bird Diddley Beat." The Trashmen tap straight into a democratic and transforming American spirit that celebrates the Universal Goof, a sort of holy fool spreading pure joy through music. There you have the entertainment recipe of the Trashmen: surf, doo-wop, blues, and rock & roll motifs swirled together for either devastating hilarity or smooth, slow dancing ballads.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/1998
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771102225
  • Catalog Number: 11022
  • Sales rank: 102,131

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cyclon (2:33)
  2. 2 Sally Jo (2:29)
  3. 3 Johnny B. Goode (2:42)
  4. 4 Malagueña (2:54)
  5. 5 Susie-Q (2:08)
  6. 6 Sweet Little Sixteen (2:59)
  7. 7 A Million Reasons (3:13)
  8. 8 Malagueña (2:29)
  9. 9 Guitar Boogie (1:35)
  10. 10 Surfin' Bird (2:21)
  11. 11 King of the Surf (2:28)
  12. 12 This Should Go on Forever (1:56)
  13. 13 Yellow Jacket (2:28)
  14. 14 Rumble (2:20)
  15. 15 Let's Go Trippin' (3:32)
  16. 16 My Woodie (1:53)
  17. 17 Bird Bath (2:35)
  18. 18 Tube City (3:20)
  19. 19 Farmer Louie (3:49)
  20. 20 Goofy Foot (2:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Church Key (2:42)
  2. 2 Raw-Hide (2:08)
  3. 3 Bird Dance Beat (2:08)
  4. 4 A-Bone (2:06)
  5. 5 Stick Shift (2:51)
  6. 6 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (2:44)
  7. 7 Think It Over (2:03)
  8. 8 Be True to Your School (2:09)
  9. 9 Too Young (2:04)
  10. 10 Greensleeves (1:46)
  11. 11 Wild Cat Loose in Town (1:57)
  12. 12 Green Onions (2:22)
  13. 13 Walk, Don't Run (1:56)
  14. 14 We Belong Together (2:06)
  15. 15 True True Lovin' (1:59)
  16. 16 Roll over Beethoven (2:21)
  17. 17 Congratulations to Me (3:17)
  18. 18 Hava Nagila (2:04)
  19. 19 Drive-In (1:49)
  20. 20 Walking the Dog (4:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Break Up (3:20)
  2. 2 Bad News (2:16)
  3. 3 On the Move (2:33)
  4. 4 New Generation (2:00)
  5. 5 Whoa Dad! (2:45)
  6. 6 Peppermint Man (2:40)
  7. 7 Baja (2:10)
  8. 8 Long Tall Texan (2:36)
  9. 9 Blue Feeling (4:12)
  10. 10 Great Balls of Fire (2:57)
  11. 11 Lost Angel (2:50)
  12. 12 Bye Bye Johnny (4:23)
  13. 13 Slow Down (3:13)
  14. 14 Walkin' My Baby (2:26)
  15. 15 Keep Your Hands off My Baby (2:30)
  16. 16 Hi-Heel Sneakers (4:39)
  17. 17 Summertime (4:16)
  18. 18 Long Tall Sally (4:26)
  19. 19 Real Live Doll (2:34)
  20. 20 Dancin' with Santa (2:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Bird '65 (2:46)
  2. 2 Ubangi Stomp (2:26)
  3. 3 That I Love You (2:33)
  4. 4 Love's Made a Fool of You (2:08)
  5. 5 Same Lines (2:09)
  6. 6 Hanging on Me (2:29)
  7. 7 Pretty Country Girl (3:03)
  8. 8 Mind Your Own Business (2:15)
  9. 9 Talk About Love (2:00)
  10. 10 Gloria (3:39)
  11. 11 Tell Me How (2:20)
  12. 12 Bird Diddley Beat (2:06)
  13. 13 It Takes Two (2:19)
  14. 14 Heartbeat (1:43)
  15. 15 Well...All Right (2:12)
  16. 16 Talk About Love (2:04)
  17. 17 (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (2:36)
  18. 18 Breathless (2:55)
  19. 19 What'd I Say (4:31)
  20. 20 Money (That's What I Want) (6:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Trashmen Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Cub Koda Introduction
Rufus Thomas Composer
Norman Petty Composer
Johnny Smith Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jerry Allison Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Joe Mauldin Composer
Bob Reed Composer
Dal Winslow Composer
Tony Andreason Composer
Steve Wahrer Composer
Janie Bradford Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THEY RULE!!!

    What do you get when you add Dick Dale/Ventures guitar, Jan and Dean/the Beach Boys and cool vocals? You get the fawkin' TRASHMEN! Surfin' Bird, their biggest hit! King of the surf! And so many instrumentals and cool songs they do! Probably the best surf band of all times! Very talented band! Who knew a band from the freakin' Midwest would write and play songs about surfing? Who cares!?! They fawkin' rocked in the 60's and that's all that fawkin' matters! This compilation is all you need, so buy it if yer a fan!!! 'Well everybody's hurd, about the bird,.................

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